Fire Protection for Cultural Heritage Sites

The HI-FOG® water mist system is an effective and reliable fire protection system in terms of preserving irreplaceable world heritage sites for future generations. Proven HI-FOG® technology suppresses fires safely and efficiently, as it uses only small volumes of pure water to protect buildings, their precious contents and human lives.

Minimal Fire and Water Damage

HI-FOG® provides fast control and fire suppression by discharging a fine water mist at high velocity into the fire. In addition, HI-FOG® uses significantly less water than traditional sprinkler systems; therefore heat, smoke and water damage to the building and its precious collections, as well as possible business downtime, is kept to a minimum. 

Easy and architecturally sound installation  

HI-FOG®'s system is remarkably easy to install thanks to its extremely narrow tubing. Disruption to the building and its operations are minimized during the refurbishment program, while compact components also minimize structural impact and help preserve aesthetic integrity in heritage buildings such as:

  • Museums and art galleries
  • Cathedrals and churches
  • Theatres and music houses
  • Libraries and archives
  • Historic buildings and tourist attractions
  • Heritage hotels

HI-FOG® is a Solution for the Entire Building

HI-FOG® has been tested on a wide variety of different spaces, which means it can provide an effective solution for areas subject to freezing and areas where the risk of any kind of false discharge needs to be minimized. For outlying buildings, the solution can be an independent stand-alone GPU system which requires neither external electricity nor a water supply. HI-FOG® is also both modular and highly flexible, meaning it can be easily expanded to cover possible new phases of each and every facility.

HI-FOG® protects areas such as:

  • Museums and art galleries
  • Exhibition galleries
  • Storage rooms and archives
  • Lobbies and corridors
  • Auditoriums and conference rooms
  • Offices, shops and restaurants
  • Domes/cupolas, attics, roof structures

Trusted performance

HI-FOG® has received over 100 type approvals for a variety of spaces as a result of thousands of full-scale fire tests.

Marioff has many years of experience protecting cultural heritage sites, and HI-FOG® protects internationally-renowned buildings as well as historic sites of local importance.  Furthermore, Marioff supports its customers over the complete lifecycle of the HI-FOG® system, from design to spare parts and maintenance service.


HI-FOG® for cultural heritage (EN)

Fire protection for buildings (EN)

Case study, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (EN)