BRINGING DUALMIST TO GLOBAL MARKETS
For Potential Installers:
If you are interested in becoming an installer then to bring this innovative product to your home market will likely mean that you will need to al ready have considerable experience in the fire safety requirements and standards in your home market in terms of system design and installation. We are willing assist in any way we can to help you overcome any new challenges in terms of approvals or testing that may need to be done to help you bring this product range to your region. As has been proved in the UK, once these challenges are overcome then a significant market advantage can often be obtained and explosive growth can soon follow.
UK installers would ideally need to obtain 3rd party approval from IFC Certification. www.ifccertification.com
The number of additional UK installers we can take on is limited.
For Potential Distributors:
The products are not suitable for general distribution and we would not want to undermine the position of any regional installers by allowing the products to be generally on sale. However, an installer could become a general distributor for the products in their region if they so wished but would not be allowed to sell nozzles to other regions.
Other things to consider:
Standards and Approvals
The global market is fragmented when it comes to fire safety with many regions having their own specific requirements. We are receptive to undertaking further approvals and/or testing that may further enhance our chances of maximizing the potential of Dualmist in other regions. The BS 8458, BS 8489 and LPCB approvals may or may not be recognised or accepted. Even in the UK it sometimes comes down to individual building and fire safety officers depending on the type and grade of risk involved. For this reason it is likely that to be successful then interested parties would need to already have thorough knowledge of the approvals and safety requirements in their home market.
See map below for the countries that fully recognise LPCB approval. That is not to say other regions wont accept it.
Dualmist is Primarily a Nozzle Manufacturer
It should be noted that Dualmist will generally only directly supply the proprietary components (nozzles) to the system. It will be up to the installers to design the scheme and locally source CPVC pipe and pumps and tanks etc and ensure that the overall system is compliant to the required standard. We can sell you these things but in general you will achieve better pricing by going direct to local suppliers. We can help you by recommending suppliers if required.
We can give good prices on high quality control panels as we have a good UK supplier for these. (RMA Systems)
and we would also recommend Ebara pumps as we currently use these for our UK systems.
If you wish to be become an installer then in general this will also mean you will need specialist software (Canute or similar) to design the layout of the system which needs to be hydraulically calculated for pressure and flow. We generally assume that interested parties would already have such software as they would be already experienced in fire sprinkler system design and installation. It should be only a matter of applying the same skillset to the different standards required for watermist (BS8489-1 and BS8458:2015).
These design standards and others are available to download from the BSI website at a price, unfortunately we are not allowed to issue these design documents for free. It may be that the system need to be installed to a different standard for local requirements. In such cases the system can often be adapted to suit.