Conference Papers

Rome 2017

17th IWMC in Rome (Italy) on 25th and 26th October 2017

Vienna 2016

16th IWMC in Vienna (Austria) on 21st and 22nd September 2016

General

Joachim Böke, Minimax, Germany: Update on European Standardization Work
Ragnar Wighus, SP Fire Research Norway: Water Mist: State of the Art and the Way ahead

Research & Testing

Ralf Lehmann, IFAB, Germany: Proof of Suitability of a Water Mist Fire Protection System in a Hotel Atrium as compensatory Measure combining different Engineering Methods - and there is more ...
Daniel A. Martin, Jensen Hughes Associates, USA: The Use of a Water Mist Curtain as a Radiation Shield (Winner of the IWMA Young Talent Award)
Keisuke Nakahara, Tokyo Denki University, Japan: Inhibition Effectiveness of Water Mist on Ignition of Propane / Air Mixture
Raùl Ochoterena, SP Fire Research Sweden: Electrosprays for Fire Suppression (sorry, not available for download ...)
Ning Ren, FM Global, USA: FireFOAM Modeling of Water Mist Suppression of Compartment Fires
Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA: Factors affecting Efficiency of Water Mist Suppression of Solid Combustible Fires in open Space

Applications

Angel Abbud-Madrid, Colorado School of Mines, USA: Water Mist in Space - The ISS Fine Water Mist protable Fire Extinguishers
Mark Davies, UltraFog Ltd., UK: Delivering High Quality Water Mist Solutions
Mattias Eggert & Roger Barrett James, Unifire AB, Sweden: Advanced Fully Automatic Fire Detection and Extinguishing Systems Utilizing Robotic Nozzles
Francesco Fritz, EmiControls Srl, Italy: Aerosol Turbines for Mitigation of harmful Emissions and Firefighting - Efficiency Comparision vs. traditional Techniques
Joachim Gabran, Marioff, Finland: Water Mist Fire Protection for the Food Industry
Jim Glockling, FPA, UK: Local Water Mist Protection Systems - Demonstrating Competent Design
Josef Hainzl, Aquasys, Austria: High Pressure Water Mist Firefighting System for Data Centre Protection
Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Compensation of missing Fire Partitions with High Pressure Water Mist
Luciano Nigro, Jensen Hughes European Alliance, Italy: The Quality of Water Mist Systems (Panel Discussion)
Lasse Sørensen Laustsen, Danfoss Semco, Denmark: 250,000 m2 University Hospital entirely protected by High Pressure Water Mist System
William Makant, Plumis, UK: A residential Water Mist Suppression System with a 6 Litres per Minute Flow
Tim Nichols, Tyco, UK: Local Application Water Mist for Landbased Risks

Speakers are listed alphabetically within the different sections. The pdf-files of the presentations will after the closure of the conference!  

Amsterdam 2015

15th IWMC in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on 28th and 29th October 2015

IWMA Chairman Ragnar Wighus welcomes the delegates

General

Magnus Arvidson, SP Sweden: Practical Experience from actual Water Mist Installations: What can
be learnt? 
Paul Bryant: Fire Cubed LLP, UK: The Use of Water Mist Protection as a Part of a Fire Strategy for complex Buildings  
Johan Hoogeweg & Ronald Oldengarm, DGMR, Netherlands: (“Unconditional”) Confidence in Sprinkler … Do we have Confidence in Water Mist?   
Erling Mengshoel, Prevent Systems AS, Norway: KEY NOTE: Market Perspective: A Manufacturer’s Point of View  

Research & Testing

Jonathan Carpenter, FM Approvals, USA: Fire Test Protocols for Water Mist System Protection of Data Processing Rooms / Halls 
Bjarne Husted, Lund University, Sweden: Comparison of Experiments and numerical Simulations of
High Pressure Water Mist Curtain as a Radiation Shield  
Alexandre Jenft, CNPP, France: Large Scale Fire Suppression Tests with Water Mist Systems in Power Transformer Building  
Kati Laakkonen, Marioff, Finland: Sprinkler Activation with Porous Suspended Ceiling 
Nadia Mofidi, Narfoam Kar Co., Iran: Simulation of Water Mist in ICUs (paper)
Raúl Ochoterena, SP Sweden: Studies of Water Mist produced by Low Pressure Cluster Nozzles
Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA: Physical Scaling of Water Mist Protection of 260-m3 Machinery Enclosure 

Applications

Mark Davies, Ultra Fog, Sweden: Machinery Space and Gas Turbines – Engineering a Solution for
real World Design
Dirk-Jan de Jong, Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks B.V., Netherlands: Design and Development of the WB Firepacks High Pressure Water Mist Pump Set    
Henk Jan Kooijmans, Unica Groep, Netherlands: High Pressure Water Mist in Data Centres
Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec Fire Protection GmbH & Co. KG, Germany: Water Mist for ventilated large Scale
Cable Tunnels 
Willem Nater, Nater Gas & Vloeistofsystemen BV, Netherlands: Mobile Water Mist Units –
Experience and Project Description
Tim Nichols, Tyco Fire Protection Products, UK: Data Centre Low Pressure Water Mist Solutions 

Speakers are listed alphabetically within the different sections. To read the presentations, please click on the speaker's surname. To be put in touch with the authors, please contact the IWMA office in Hamburg!

Istanbul 2014

14th IWMC in Istanbul (Turkey) on 22nd and 23rd October 2014

IWMA chairman Ragnar Wighus (SP Norway) welcomes the delegates

General

Ragnar Wighus (IWMA Chairman) SP, Norway: Opening Address (State of the Art)

Alan Brinson, EFSN, UK: How does Water Mist fit into the Water-Based Fire-Fighting World?
Rajko Rothe, IFAB, Germany: The IWMA Research Project

Codes & Standards

Magnus Arvidson, SP Fire Research, Sweden: The Background and Development of the Guidelines in IMO Resolution A.800 (19)
Jonathan Carpenter, FM Approvals, USA: Planned Updates to FM Approval Standard Class 5560, Water Mist Systems, for 2015 Revision
Stefan Kratzmeir, VdS, Germany: Fire Protection with Water Mist Systems – the View of VdS: VdS 3188 Guideline for Planning and Installation

Research & Testing

Fernando Arnáiz (RG Systems) & Mariano Lázaro (University of Cantabria), Spain: Experimental Characterization and Computer Modelling of Water Mist Systems
Hai Jiang, United Technologies Research Center, USA: Water Mist-Based Fire Suppression Modeling of an Office Space Scenario
Kristian Hox, SP Fire Research, Norway: Reflections about Fire Test Protocols for Protection of Cable Ducts
Einar Kolstadt, Stord/Hausgesund University College, Dept. of Engineering, Norway: The Effect of applying Auto Ignition Temperature in FDS Simulation
Nadia Mofidi, Narfoam Kar Co., Iran: CFD Simulation of Water Mist and Sprinkler System in Resalat Tunnel of Tehran - and there is more ...

Applications

Dr. Gökhan Balik, Etik Muhendislik Danismanlik, Turkey: The Use of Air Atomizing Nozzles to produce Sprays with fine Droplets  - and and there is more ...
Gary Howe (Zurich Insurance, UK) & Alex Palle (VID Fire-Kill, Denmark): Water Mist Protection of Saunas
Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Fire Protection for Printing Machines with Water Mist
Dr. Rudolf Krause, Direkt T, Germany: Some practical Applications to Water Mist Technology
Zygmunt Lada, Telesto, Poland: Rotor Technology to generate Water Mist for local Applications
Dr. Tim Nichols, Tyco Fire Protection Products, UK: Fire Protection of compact Archive Storage using Water Mist
Alex Palle, VID Fire-Kill, Denmark: Vulnerable Person fixed System – A Case Study
Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti, Italy: Protection of critical and innovative Buildings with Water Mist High Pressure Systems

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order within the different sections. To read the presentations, please click on the speaker's surname! To be put in touch with the authors, please contact the IWMA office in Hamburg!

Paris 2013

13th IWMC in Paris (France) on 16th & 17th October 2013

 

IWMA Chairman Ragnar Wighus during his presentation

General

Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway: KEYNOTE: The State of the Art of Water Mist Technology

Codes & Standards

Luciano Nigro, Marioff Italy: Status of the Standardization of Water Mist Systems
Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti, Italy: New Water Mist Solutions according to Annex B of CEN TS 14972 - "Guidelines for developing Fire Test Procedures for Water Mist Systems"

Research & Testing

Elizabeth Blanchard, CSTB, France: Smoke Layer and Water Spray Interaction - Impact on Visibility and Thermal Conditions
Dr. Siaka Dembele, Kingston University London, UK: Water Spray Curtain for Shielding Hydrogen Flames - Effect of Flame Spectrum on total Transmissivities
Louise Jackman, BRE, UK: Water Mist Protection of domestic and residential Occupancies - Approvals Approach
Alexandre Jenft, CNPP, France: Identification of Fire Suppression Mechanisms by Water Mist - Experimental and Numerical Analysis
Einar Kolstadt, Stord/Hausgesund University College, Dept. of Engineering, Norway: Simulation of Engine Room Fire and Water Mist
Alexander Saß, IFAB, Germany: Requirements on Fire Test Scenarios to approve Water Mist Extinguishing Systems in OH Hazard Applications - recent Findings of OH3 Test Series
Jukka Vaari, VTT, Finland: Experimental Characterization and CFD Modelling of High-Pressure Water Mist Spray
Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA: A Fire Test Protocol for Off-Road Vehicle Fire Extinguishing Systems

Applications

Christophe Balayre, Danfoss Semco, Denmark: Protection of Data Center – Application with high-pressure Water Mist Systems
Evrard Borg, Herakles-Group Safran, France: An innovative extinguisher for fire protection
Pierre Breillout (Marioff France) & Luciano Nigro (Marioff Italy): Radio France – A Case Study of Archive Fire Protection (available in French only!)
Márton Horváth, Tüzör, Hungary: The secrets of smoke extraction and high-pressure water mist in the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest
Mats Norling, Ultra Fog, Sweden: Protection of Transformers and Gas Turbine Enclosures and “how to check function of an automatic Sprinkler Head”
Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Increasing Fire Safety of Cologne Main Station by high-pressure Water Mist
Stuart Lloyd: Zurich Insurance, UK: Industrial Oil Cooker Protection from the Insurance Point of View
Ingrid Staurheim (KA Assn. f. Employers in the Church of Norway and Church-Related NGOs, Norway) & Ragnar Wighus (Sintef, Norway) Protecting wood Churches with water-based Fire-Fighting Systems
To view the pictures to Ms Staurheim's presentation please click HERE!
Kenneth Steenberg Jaquet, SØren Jensen A/S, Denmark: Water mist in performance-based Buildings


Speakers are listed in alphabetical order within the different sections. To read the presentations, please click on the speakers' surnames! To be put in touch with the authors, please contact the IWMA office in Hamburg!

Barcelona 2012

12th IWMC in Barcelona (Spain) on 14th & 15th November 2012

The Danfoss Semco delegation together with Mr. Oliver Callies (Callies GmbH, 2nd, left) and Mr. Patrick Brogan (Semco Maritime, 2nd, right)

General

Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway: KEYNOTE: The State of the Art of Water Mist Technology

Codes & Standards

Gordon Biezeveld, Underwriters Laboratories, Netherlands: Water Mist Fire Protection – Revision to UL 2167 and NFPA Standards
Luciano Nigro, Marioff Italy: Water Mist available Fire Test Protocols and the current Status of the European Water Mist Fire-Fighting System Standard 14972-1

Research & Testing

Bianca van Agtmaal, Efectis, Netherlands: Shielding Effects of Water Mist
Bart Boonacker, TNO, Netherlands: Fire Protection in Ammunition Storage Spaces on Board Naval Craft – An Evaluation of the Water Application Rate - and there is more ...
Are W. Brandt & Christian Sesseng, SINTEF, Norway: Quantifying the Effectiveness of Water Mist Systems using Oxygen End Humidity Measurements
Arnaud Breton, CNPP, France: Technical Evaluation of Water Mist Systems for the Protection of Diesel Generators
Louise Jackman, BRE, UK: Water Mist Protection of low Hazard Occupancies – Approval, Approach
Mariano Lázaro, University of Cantabria, Spain: Development and full-scale Tests of a Water Mist System inside high speed Trains
Mercedes Lago & Tony Lemaire, Efectis, Netherlands: Effect of longitudinal Ventilation on the Efficiency of Water Mist in Tunnel Applications
Mats Norling, UltraFog, Sweden: Developing an anti-ligature Nozzle for Prisons or Institutions and how to test the Function of an automatic Sprinkler Nozzle
Rajka Rothe, IFAB, Germany: A Comparison of conventional Sprinkler and Water Mist, Reproducibility vs. Representativeness within OH1 Approval 
Prof. Paolo Tartarini, DIEF, Univ. degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy: Advancements in understanding Water Mist Systems – from Spray Characterization to real-scale Applications
Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway: Deluge Systems for open Spaces
Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA: Using well-stirred-reactor Modeling and physical Scaling to develop a Water Mist Protection to extinguish ignitable liquid Fires in a naturally-ventilated Building

Applications

Erik Christensen, Novenco, Denmark: Examples of Water Mist Protection of essential Equipment as Part of a total Protection Concept for industrial Facilities
Andreas Flock, TPG, Germany: The Combination of high-pressure Water Mist and controlled Ventilation as a new Application for the Protection of Openings in Ceilings along with Escape Routes
Henrik Johansson, TYCO Sweden: Nordic Hospital and Care-House Protection – The Aquamist Solution
Alex Palle, VID Fire-Kill, Denmark: Protection of cultural Heritage Applications with low-pressure Water Mist Systems
Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti, Italy: Complete Fire Protection with EI-Mist of a 540 m tall Tower
Kurt Schebel, Arup, USA: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY, USA (to watch a video on the Trinity Catheral Fire please click HERE!)
Fred van Veenen, Unica, Netherlands: Case Study – The Isala Hospital in the Netherlands

 

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order within the different sections. To read the presentations, please click on the speakers' surnames! To be put in touch with the authors, please contact the IWMA office in Hamburg!

Hamburg 2011

11th IWMC in Hamburg (Germany) on 12th & 13th October 2011

... the annual IWMC in Hamburg

General

Luciano Nigro, Marioff Italy: The Water Mist Industry today – inside Views and outside Views
Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway: KEYNOTE: The State of the Art of Water Mist Technology
Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA: On Establishing common Requirements for Water Mist Systems in protecting ordinary combustible Fires

Codes & Standards

Luciano Nigro, Marioff Italy: TS 14972 – Current Developments
Research & Testing
Andreas Flock (TPG; Germany) & Bernd Konrath (IFI, Germany): The Impact of the Combination of high-pressure Water Mist and intelligent Ventilation Mechanisms on the System Performance (available in German only! To obtain this presentation, please contact IWMA!)
Fabien Kritter, BG Consulting, Germany: Water Mist Effect on large Fire Tests, Use of CFD to investigate untested Conditions
Sullivan Lechêne, CSTB, France: A Water Mist System Evaluation based on real scale Fire Tests  - and there is more ...
Amir Omidvar, Shiraz University, Iran: The Effect of Water Spray Temperature on the Effectiveness of Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems
Bob Whiteley, TYCO, UK: Heat Collectors – Will they work?
Dan Xu, Center of Maritime Technologies: CFD Simulation of the Water Mist Effect on Fire
Michael Zölck, Protecfire, Germany: The Development of a new System from the Idea to the final Solution (available in German only!)

Applications

Eric Christensen, Novenco, Denmark: Successful Water Mist Protection of a Food Processing Plant - and there is more ...
Jörg Franke, TYCO, Germany: High-pressure Sample Applications in Europe – An Overview about Opportunities
Philipp Guth, Callies GmbH, Germany: Fields of Application for modern high-pressure Water Mist Systems (sorry, not available!)
Ingrid Naus, Cauberg-Huygen Ingenieurs BV, Netherlands: Water Mist Installation in the Dutch Textile Museum (to obtain this presentation, please contact IWMA!)
Carsten Palle, VID Fire-Kill, Denmark: Newest Developments for low-pressure Water Mist Systems
Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti, Italy: Water Mist Systems designed for Earthquake Conditions
Rajko Rothe, Fogtec, Germany: Fire Protection of Underground Facilities with innovative Water Mist Systems
 

 

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order within the different sections. To read the presentations, please click on the speakers' surnames! To be put in touch with the authors, please contact the IWMA office in Hamburg!

 

 

Prague 2010

10th IWMC in Prague (Czech Republic) on 3rd & 4th November 2010

The IWMA audience is listening ...

General

Petter Aune (Computlt, Norway) & Are Sæbø (SINTEF, Norway): Advanced CFD Modeling of Water Mist Fire-Fighting – Simulation and Comparison with Test Results (sorry, not available)         
Roberto Borraccino, Tema Sistemi, Italy: Low-pressure Water Mist Fire Protection Systems with F-500 Encapsulator Agent
Carsten Palle, VID Fire-Kill, Denmark: Intelligent low-pressure Water Mist – A Glimpse into the Future
Paolo E. Santangelo, Modena University, Italy: Water Mist Systems in Mass Production Industries
Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway: KEYNOTE: Advances in Water Mist Technology

Codes & Standards

Chris Conway, Bandweaver Ltd., UK: The Integration of prEN54 Part 22 Compliant Fibre Optic Line Type Heat Detection Systems for Activation of Water Mist Suppression Systems (sorry, not available!)
Alkis Staikouras, IFEX Technologies: What is Fire?
Bob Whiteley, TYCO, UK: An Overview of the Draft BS Systems - Codes of Practice for Design and Installation

Research & Testing

Bjarne P. Husted, Stord/Hausgesund University College, Norway: Improvement of Test Methods for Water Mist Systems in Offices – CEN/TS 14972: 2008, Annex A.3
Yusuf Muhammad, Plumis, UK: Evaluating Automist - Assessing an innovative Solution without an established Product Class
Luciano Nigro, Marioff Italy: Tested versus approved Water Mist Systems – current experiences and the build-up of a wider Water Mist Market
Aurélien Thiry, Laure Mimouni, LCPP, Slovenia: Full scale tests in a nine Storey Building using high-pressure Water Mist Systems with Regards to Fire Safety (to obtain this presentation please contact IWMA!)
Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA: Development of a Water Mist Protection for flammable Liquid use in Occupancy using physical Scaling Approach

Applications

Cong Beihua, Shanghai Yatai Fire Engineering, PR China: Fire Protection with Water Mist in a Tobacco Warehouse
Lukas Blaha, PPS, Czech Republic: Introduction to the Installation in the National Library Prague (sorry, not available!)
Patrick Joyez, Eurotunnel, France: The Evaluation of Water Mist from an End User’s point of view – The Eurotunnel - and there is more ...
Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Fire Protection for innovative Light Structure high rise Buildings based on high-pressure Water Mist Technology
Stefan Kratzmeir, IFAB, Germany: High-pressure Water Mist for the Protection of the Risk of Oil Mists Explosions
Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti, Italy: Fire Protection with Water Mist in Nuclear Plants
Hemdan Shalaby, IdF: The Influence of Droplet Size of Water Mist on Extinguishment of Fire Plume

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order within the different sections. To read the presentations, please click on the speakers' surnames! To be put in touch with the authors, please contact the IWMA office in Hamburg!

 

 

London 2009

9th IWMC in London (UK) on 23rd & 24th September 2009

General

Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway: The IWMA Scaling Project - Scaling of Fire Suppression Characteristics in Machinery Spaces

Codes & Standards

Henrik Abrahamsen, DFL, Denmark: IMO Standards Status Quo, Interpretation, Problems and Suggestions
Henrik Bygbjerg, Danfoss Semco, Denmark: The Danish Standard and the associated Approval Process
Bob Whiteley, TYCO, UK: The Development of the UK Water Mist Standard
Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA: Introducing the new FM Approvals Standard Class 5580 – Hybrid (Water and Inert-Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems

Research & Testing

Magnus Arvidson, SP, Sweden: Large-scale Ro-Ro Deck Fire Suppression Tests – Part 1: Water Spray System Tests
Magnus Arvidson, SP, Sweden: Large-scale Ro-Ro deck Fire Suppression Tests – Part 2: High-Pressure Water Mist System Tests (both presentations in one file!)
Ricky Carvel, University of Edinburgh, UK: Approximate Travelling Distance of Water Mist Droplets in Tunnels - and there is more ...
Louise Jackman & Kelvin Annable, BRE, UK: Understanding the Mechanisms for successful Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
Leander Noordijk, EFECTIS, Netherlands: Research into the use of small Scale Tests combined with CFD Simulations to assess the Efficiency of Water Mist in Tunnels
Paolo E. Santangelo, Modena University, Italy: On the Characterization of Sprays produced by Water Mist Injectors

Applications

Henrik Bygbjerg, Danfoss Semco, Denmark: The Protection of an Office Building in a Power Plant with high-pressure Water Mist
Eris Cesmat, CSTB, France: The Mont Blanc Tunnel Project
Stéphane Coquard, Rodio, France: High-pressure Water Mist in high rise Buildings
Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: The Protection of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall with Water Mist
Carsten Palle, VID Fire-Kill, Denmark: Evaluation of Water Mist Systems for Fire Protection in large Occupancies
Fathi Tarada, Halcrow, UK: Quantitative Risk Assessment for a Fire Suppression System in the new Tyne Crossing in Newcastle

Poster Session

Elizabeth Blanchard, CSTB, France: Comparison of numerical Simulations of Radiation Propagation through Water Mists - and there is more ...
Pascal Boulet, CNRS, France: Water Sprays used as radiative Shield Investigations at Laboratory Scale
Andre Cufer, Orbi Park, Slovenia: The Emperor’s new Clothes for Tunnels (sorry, not available!)
Thomas Hermodsson, DBI, Denmark: Results from Tests performed at the IWMA conference 17th – 18th September 2008 (sorry, not available!)
Stefan Kratzmeir, Fogtec, Germany: Water Mist Systems for the Protection of Storage Areas of burnable Liquids Fire Tests and Case Study
Alex Palle, VID Fire-Kill, Denmark: Full Scale Tunnel Tests with low-pressure Water Mist
Diep Ngoc Phan, Novenco, Denmark: The Approval Process for the Application of low-pressure Water Mist Systems in Office Buildings
Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti, Italy: High-pressure Water Mist System – alternative Solution for critical Civil Applications
Howard Tomlin, TYCO, UK: The efficient Protection of Food Processing Equipment with Water Mist Technology (sorry, not available!)
Zhigang Liu, CAFS Unit, PR China: Low-pressure Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems for industrial Oil Cooker Protection ( sorry, not available!)

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order within the different sections. To read the presentations, please click on the speakers' surnames! To be put in touch with the authors, please contact the IWMA office in Hamburg!