Integrated Modeling of Water Mist Penetration Through Obstructions.
Integrated Modeling of Water Mist Penetration Through
Yao, S. C.; Hung, L. S.
NISTIR 6242; October 1998.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
November 2-5, 1998, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A.,
Editor(s), 107-108 pp, 1998.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-102519
fire research; fire science; fire suppression; water
mist; penetration; halon alternatives
The use of fine water mist as a possible Halon 1301
replacement for certain fire suppression applications
has been discussed by Jones and Nolan and by Ramsden.
One current research effort is to apply the water mist
sprays to suppress the fire occurring in hidden location
behind obstructions or inside the equipment
compartments. This study presents an integrated
approach to model the penetration of water mist through
the obstructions for fire suppression applications. The
objective is to reveal the transport mechanisms,
impacting dynamics, and penetration of mist droplets
through the obstructions during fire situations.