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Water Mist Fire Suppression Workshop.

pdf icon Water Mist Fire Suppression Workshop. (9734 K)
Notarianni, K. A.; Jason, N. H.

NISTIR 5207; June 1993.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Water Mist Fire Suppression Workshop. Proceedings. March 1-2, 1993, Gaithersburg, MD, Notarianni, K. A.; Jason, N. H., Editor(s)(s), 156 pp, 1993.

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National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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Order number: PB93-219780


fire suppression; water fog; water mist; water sprays; fire research; droplets; drop sizes; fire extinguishment; sprinklers; aircraft; electronic facilities; marine transportation; telecommunications


The water mist fire suppression workshop was organized to facilitate the commercialization of water mist technology in the United States. The imminent lack of availability of halon fire suppressants has sparked worldwide efforts in developing alternative fire fighting agents and delivery systems. Water mist systems are potential replacements in many industrial uses, as well as in new markets, such as commercial passenger aircraft. Speakers presented state-of-the-art papers on the incentives of using misting sprays, the advances in spray drop size measurement and the engineering criteria for water mist fire suppression systems. Three papers discussed projects demonstrating the use of water mist systems in aircraft, marine, and telecommunications applications. With this background the speakers and attendees were divided into three panels: research needs, end use criteria, and marketing. The purpose of the panel sessions [Methodology, Panel Summaries, and Ranking of Panel Ideas] was to identify the areas of concern relating to the commercialization of water mist systems. The proceedings brings together the recommendations of each panel and the individual technical papers.