The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) is about to start a research project in collaboration with the Fire Research and Innovation Centre (FRIC) in Norway. The main aim of this project is to gather information on the performance of sprinklers in order to quantify the consistency of their extinguishing performance. For this purpose, IWMA will collect data which will then be made available to FRIC. FRIC will then organize, process and analyse the data and publish an open report.
The aim is to collect data from as many suppliers as possible that have conducted comparison testing between sprinklers and other alternative extinguishing systems. To ensure the quality of the results the tests have to been conducted at an accredited laboratory and with approved sprinkler nozzles.
As far as the schedule is concerned, IWMA and FRIC are looking at a one-year project. The collection of the data will commence during the second quarter of 2022. The report will be published during the first or second quarter of 2023.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the IWMA headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.