IWMA Research Project

"Water Mist - an alternate Solution to Sprinkler in Building Fire Protection"

Step 1: Compilation of all existing test procedures, incl. corresponding pass fail criteria

The International Water Mist Association completed step one of its research project in 2014. Aim of step one had been to compile all existing test procedures, including corresponding pass fail criteria. The Berlin-based Institute for Applied Fire Research (IFAB) has carried out this task and presented the results during the 14th International Water Mist Conference.
The report by IFAB is freely available. Interested parties can contact the IWMA head office in Hamburg to receive a copy.

IFAB's Rajko Rothe presenting the results of step 1 of the project in Istanbul, October 2014

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The realization of step two of the IWMA Research Project was started in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in October 2015 during a workshop right
after the 15th International Water Mist Conference. Here, representatives of the main stakeholder supported IWMA in gathering ideas and finding
the rigtht focus.

The workshop in Amsterdam to discuss step two of the IWMA Research Project

Step 2: Development of an idea of the most useful pass fail criteria / Existing Protocols

The outcome of the workshop were three ways that the project could follow. In a voting process the IWMA members decided to concentrate on existing protocols,
developing an application guideline, agreed with the most relevant authorities in order to get more acceptance with the current approvals.

Step 3: Actual Fire tests to support the work which has been done within step 2