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less water +++ effective cooling +++ local inerting effect +++ does not harm humans +++ environmental friendly +++ cost effective +++ proven to international protocols and standards +++ reliable & flexible ...

Case Studies

Archives and Libraries:

Tim Nichols, Tyco Fire Protection Products, UK: Fire Protection of compact Archive Storage using Water Mist (IWMC 2014)

 

 

Cable Tunnels:

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Water Mist for ventilated large Scale Cable Tunnels (IWMC 2015)

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Increasing Fire Safety of Cologne Main Station with High-Pressure Water Mist (IWMC 2013)

Churches:

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 (IWMC 2013)

Kurt Schebel, Arup, USA: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY, USA (IWMC 2012)

Concert Halls:

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Innovative Fire Protection for Concert Halls (IWMC 2009)

Data Centres:

Josef Hainzl, Aquasys, Austria: High Pressure Water Mist Firefighting System for Data Centre Protection (IWMC 2016)

Tim Nichols, Tyco Fire Protection Products, UK: Data Centre Low Pressure Water Mist Solutions (IWMC 2015)

Jonathan Carpenter, FM Approvals, USA: Fire Test Protocols for Water Mist System Protection of Data Processing Rooms / Halls (IWMC 2015)

Christophe Balayre, Danfoss Semco, Denmark: Protection of Data Center – Application with high-pressure Water Mist Systems (IWMC 2013)

Water Mist in Data Centres

During Data Centre World 2017, Derek Killaspy (Managing Director of IWMA member Fireworks Fire Protection Ltd.) explained how and why data centres can be protected with water mist. The idea may at first be counter-intuitive but using less water makes implementing water-based systems thoroughly feasible. 

Food Industry:

Joachim Gabran, Marioff, Finland: Water Mist Fire Protection for the Food Industry (IWMC 2016)

Stuart Lloyd: Zurich Insurance, UK: Industrial Oil Cooker Protection from the Insurance Point of View (IWMC 2013)

Heritage Buildings:

Nino Frisina, Marioff, Finland: Water Mist and Heritage Buildings: St. Mark's Basilica (IWMC 2017)

Johan Hoogeweg & Ronald Oldengarm, DGMR, The Netherlands: Case Study: Water Mist in a historic Place (IWMC 2017)

Alex Palle, VID Fire-Kill, Denmark: Protection of cultural Heritage Applications with low-pressure Water Mist Systems (IWMC 2012)

Further Readings:

"Mists of time", an article by Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec (IWMA Member), published in IFJ Industrial Fire Journal, issue 106, 4th quarter 2016

High Rise Buildings:

Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti, Italy: Complete Fire Protection with EI-Mist of a 540 m tall Tower (IWMC 2012)

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Fire Protection for Light Structure High Rise Buildings (IWMC 2010)

Further readings:

"Rising to the Challenge", an article by Bob Whiteley, Tyco (IWMA Member), published in IFJ Industrial Fire Journal, issue 109, 3rd quarter 2017

"Inspired Protection", an article by Francisco Garcia, Marioff (IWMA Member), published in IFJ Industrial Fire Journal, issue 109, 3rd quarter 2017

Hospitals:

Lasse Sørensen Laustsen, Danfoss Semco, Denmark: 250,000 m2 University Hospital entirely protected by High Pressure Water Mist System (IWMC 2016)

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Compensation of missing Fire Partitions with High-Pressure Water Mist (IWMC 2016)

Nadia Mofidi, Narfoam Kar Co., Iran: Simulation of Water Mist in ICUs (IWMC 2015)

Henrik Johansson, TYCO Sweden: Nordic Hospital and Care-House Protection – The Aquamist Solution (IWMC 2012)

Industrial Facilities:

Francesco Fritz, EMI Controls, Italy: Efficiency of Water Turbines in stationary Fire Prevention Systems for Hangars and Recycling Centres (IWMC 2017)

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Proven Firefighting Efficiency for Large Transformers with High-Pressure Water Mist (IWMC 2017)

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Proven Firefighting Efficiency for large Transformers with High-Pressure Water Mist (IWMC 2017, password protected until 26th April 2017)

Erik Christensen, Novenco, Denmark: Examples of Water Mist Protection of essential Equipment as Part of a total Protection Concept for industrial Facilities (IWMC 2012)

Water Mist did the job: "Tried and tested", an article by Andy Cooke, Xcell Misting (IWMA Member)

Dean Reeve, VID Fire-Kill, UK: A Low Pressure Water Mist Instalation in the UK (UK Seminar 2016)

Machinery Spaces:

Mark Davies, Ultra Fog, Sweden: Machinery Space and Gas Turbines – Engineering a Solution for real World Design (IWMC 2015)

Mobile Systems:

Angel Abbud-Madrid, Colorado School of Mines, USA: Water Mist in Space - The ISS Fine Water Mist portable Fire Extinguishers (IWMC 2016)

Willem Nater, Nater Gas & Vloeistofsystemen BV, Netherlands: Mobile Water Mist Units – Experience and Project Description (IWMC 2015)

Further Readings:

"Lances and Nails", an article by IWMA General Manager Bettina McDowell  in Fire & Rescue, issue 98, 2nd quarter 2015

Museums:

Ingrid Naus, Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Netherlands: Water Mist Installation in the Dutch Textile Museum (Seminar Netherlands 2012)

Printing Machines:

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Fire Protection for Printing Machines with Water Mist (IWMC 2014)

Residential:

William Makant, Plumis, UK: A residential Water Mist Suppression System with a 6 Litres per Minute Flow (IWMC 2016)

Dean Reeve, VID Fire-Kill, UK: Low Pressure Water Mist UK Domestic Installation (UK Seminar 2017)

Saunas:

Luca Tarozzi (Bettati Antincendio) & Paolo Santangelo (Univ. degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Italy: Water Mist Systems for Fire Protection of Saunas (IWMC 2017)

Gary Howe (Zurich Insurance, UK) & Alex Palle (VID Fire-Kill, Denmark): Water Mist Protection of Saunas (IWMC 2014)

Shopping Centres:

Antonio Terio, Danfoss Fire-Fighting, Denmark: High-Pressure Water Mist Fire Protection Systems for the Protection of Shopping Centres in historial City Centres (IWMC 2017)

Space:

Angel Abbud-Madrid, Colorado School of Mines, USA: Water Mist in Space - The ISS Fine Water Mist portable Fire Extinguishers (IWMC 2016)

Transport:

Mick Cory, Firestorm, Australia: Retrofit 2,248 Buses for Engin Bay Protection using High-Pressure Water Mist (IWMC 2017)

Massimo Farnesi, UltraFog, Sweden: Water Mist Protection on Railway Vehicles - The Italian Approach (IWMC 2017)

Tunnels (The SOLIT Project):

Efficacy of water mist fire suppression systems in conjunction with the fire ventilation in road tunnels - please click HERE to open the link