Traditional sprinklers mount on the ceiling, as a result, the water droplets have to flow (with gravity & momentum down) against the fire & smoke to reach the fuel, which flow upward. This also means when they activate they can also drag down the smoke layer on the ceiling reducing visibility. In contrast, Automist through its side wall delivery is able to utilise the buoyancy of the fire plume to suck the mist in and suppress fires. Its lower position means it only needs 5.6 litres per minute to suppress fires. This means installation is easy and it does not require a large tank or water main upgrade, which can be a significant cost barrier. A water droplet should ideally evaporate inside the fire plume, instead of in the hot layer above it, to be most effective in cooling and inerting the flames. If a droplet is entrained and flows upwards together with the gases inside the plume, it will evaporate quickly whilst in contact with the hottest part. Chairman of the International Watermist Association (IWMA) Ragnar Wighus, confirmed the admission of Automist into the exclusive "Archimedes Club" for intelligent use of watermist technology.