The IWMA - The logical conclusion
The main purpose is to promote research, development and the use of water mist fire suppression systems world wide. IWMA will enhance the recognition and acceptance of this beneficial fire-fighting method throughout the fire and safety industry, potential users and authorities. This will be achieved by a variety of activities including the establishing and coordination of working groups and the organizing of international conferences and seminars. Through this IWMA will enhance the building of the necessary basis for a much wider use of the technology. An important element of the work of IWMA is the scientific council which focuses on scientific research and which creates synergies by bringing independent international research activities together.
The IWMA arose from the necessity to establish an international platform for companies, scientists and interested people dealing with water mist. For potential users of water mist systems IWMA is an independent body which can be addressed for questions related to the technology like e.g. the suitability of water mist for certain applications, the limits of such systems, minimum requirements, suitability of test protocols, contacts to insurance companies promoting the technology, understanding and interpretation of guidelines, suitability of test institutes. This will help to give potential users the necessary background for the installation of water mist systems.