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Flexible tubing is required to be mounted behind a fire rated barrier. Stainless Steel 316 rigid pipework can also be used for surface run applications where there is no fire rated barrier is not suitable.

ICO has a pair of volt free contacts for fire and fault; allowing it to be connected to third party equipment such as fire systems.

We would recommend using ICO in the occupancy types listed below.

 

Domestic occupancy
Single family dwellings such as:
• Individual dwelling house
• Individual flat
• Individual maisonette
• Transportable home
Houses of multiple occupation (HMOs)
Bed and breakfast accommodation
Boarding houses Blocks of flats 18m or less in height and with a maximum total floor area of 2400 square metres.

ICO must be installed and commisioned by a Certified ICO Installer in order to conform to the BS:8458 watermist standard.

Yes, installing ICO without removing the plasterboard is much like installing spotlights. The easy fixing nozzles and the flexible tube make this especially straightforward making it a hassle-free addition to any property.

The self test will be performed once a week at the same time that the pump was initially powered on.

Yes, for a premium, the colour of the nozzles can be altered to match any desired colour. This will incur longer lead times. Contact our your local installer for any colour alterations.

Each nozzle contains a frangible bulb, that heats up in the event of a fire this then bursts activating the system and allows mist to exit the nozzle.

The ICO system was tested by UKAS accredited laboratory, Exova Warrington Fire to BS 8458: 2015. and passed in all areas.

The pump unit is 350mm x 281mm x 270mm. Nothing must be placed on top of the pump and a 200mm air gap must be maintained around the unit once installed . The weight of the pump is 16kg.

One nozzle protects a 4m x 4m area, it must be a maximum of 2m from a wall and there must be a maximum of 4m between nozzles.