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Water Mist Fire Suppression Workshop Summary.

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Notarianni, K. A.

SFPE Bulletin, 8-9, Summer 1993.


fire suppression; water fog; water mist; water sprays; fire research; droplets; drop sizes; fire extinguishment; sprinklers; aircraft


The imminent lack of availability of halon fire suppressants has sparked worldwide efforts in developing other total-flooding agents. Water mist systems are potential replacements in many industrial uses, as well as in new markets, such as residences and commercial aircraft. To facilitate the process of commercializing water mist systems, a workshop on water mist fire protection was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD, 1-2 March 1993. The workshop was funded by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) and the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at NIST. One goal of the workshop was to stimulate proposals to the ATP program in the area of water mist fire protection.