RAIN SHIELD SYSTEM
Leave early, stay out of danger and let Bushfire Pro Rain Shield System fight the fire for you!
At the heart of our system is the BUSHFIRE PRO RAIN SHIELD SYSTEM:
A complete, fully automated fire protection system which will detect the arrival of ember attack and commence a two-minute wet down cycle every ten minutes whilst the threat persists.
When the threat abates the system will shut down to preserve your water supply, if an ember attack is followed by the fire front arriving, the system will detect this and activate a continuous run to protect your property until the fire has passed.
This entire system will monitor its surroundings and protect your property automatically, you do not need to be present to activate the system. In fact, if you were away on holiday and a fire threatened your home, the BUSHFIRE PRO RAIN SHIELD SYSTEM will activate itself and protect your property without you even knowing about the fire threat.
Should you find yourself unable to leave your property and need to shelter in your home, our system comes with two remote control activators which will allow you to start your Bushfire Pro fire protection system from anywhere on your property.
Our system can be set up to protect additional outbuildings such as sheds and stables, kennels, studios, onsite shipping containers, granny flats as well as your main residence.
Our bushfire protection system can be integrated into new builds or retro fitted into existing homes or outbuildings.
You will often see a fireman advance on a fire with his hose spraying in a wide pattern to protect himself from the radiant heat -
The BUSHFIRE PRO RAIN SHIELD SYSTEM works in much the same way.
HOW OUR RAIN SHIELD WORKS – THE IMPORTANCE OF FOG
Most rotary sprinklers produce large droplets of water which are spun out from the sprinkler head to create a continuous flowing pattern of rain.
Our RAIN SHIELD SYSTEM, designed for fire protection not irrigation, produces both large droplets as well as fog.
The Importance of Fog:
You will probably have seen fire fighters approaching a fire with a fog producing nozzle deployed in front of them which produces a wall of mist between them and the fire. They do this because it dramatically cools radiant heat better than anything else can.
Our sprinklers produce both large droplets as well as fog with the inclusion of fine mist jets for this purpose. Fog fills the air around the larger water droplets to saturate the air to create the maximum possible cooling barrier.
The larger droplets produced by our sprinklers saturate walls and windows while at the same time throwing water onto your roof and guttering as well as beyond to the surrounding lawn and gardens.
Fog wafts into places that droplets can’t reach, especially up under eaves and verandas to maximise the wet down process.
The RAIN SHIELD is enhanced by an incoming fire’s momentum and energy which helps drive the water onto the building and up sloping roof surfaces.
High winds not only carry embers but also the water into ember trap areas such as roof eaves, doorways, verandas, and outdoor furniture, extinguishing them before they have a chance to ignite new material.
Our sprinklers create both large raindrops as well as a mist spray:
The large drops allow the water to be projected over a large distance to maximise coverage as well as ensuring that the droplets aren’t vaporised too quickly in the extreme heat of a fire front.
The mist jets creates fog which increases the humidity in the vicinity of the property and enables water to float into all areas maximising wet down.
The lawn and or garden zone around your home when thoroughly wetted down by this system offers an additional barrier to an oncoming fire as well as being safe from ember attack
REMAINS FULLY OPERATIONAL DURING POWER FAILURE
Our system is entirely energy independent and perfectly suited to off-grid situations.
Power failure is likely in the event of bushfire:
Our system has its own off-grid power battery supply and our diesel powered pump is fitted with a generator which will recharge the power system when running. The main battery can be kept charged with a smart battery charger or with a solar panel.
Our system when installed properly will protect itself within the Rain Shield, thus ensuring that it remains fully operational in the event of a fire.
IT IS AN OFFENCE TO CONNECT A BUSHFIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM TO ANY MAINS WATER SUPPLY IN NSW.
Bushfire protection systems require their own designated standing water supply.
Water Tank Supply:
We only use fire safe water storage tanks that won't fail when exposed to the extreme heat of a bushfire.
If your budget allows it, stainless steel tanks are excellent for above ground use as they will maintain their integrity and water holding capacity in extreme fire conditions and will also remain fully usable after the fire passes.
Steel tanks with a membrane will continue to hold water during a fire, however the membrane may suffer damage requiring repair or replacement of the tank.
Concrete tanks above ground will also continue to hold water during a fire, but they can also suffer cracking in extreme heat and will possibly need replacing after a fire as well.
In ground concrete tanks are another fire safe option, and if capacity allows we can utilise a proportion of your properties main supply thus removing the need for additional water tanks.
If water tanks are protected within the RAIN SHIELD SYSTEM they will also be protected as any other structure would.
Poly tanks are strongly advised against as a fire storage reservoir.
Roof Cavity Protection
Many homes are lost to bushfire from burning material entering roof cavities.
This can be prevented by micro sprinklers which emit a fine mist into your roof space to saturate the air. This can be connected to the main system and be activated separately with a sensor.
Internal Water Point
As an additional safety measure, a tap fitting can be installed inside the property to allow for a hose connection to be used in case of an internal fire.
First Line of Defence - Property Perimeter
A separate water circuit can be installed which is attached to the main fire pump via an isolation valve, with taps and hose connection points at the outer edge of the property.
This can be of great help in dealing with spot fires that occur beyond the protective range of the main system.