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

Where Water Mist can be applied ...

 

Aircraft Hangars:

Karolyn Steranka, Jensen Hughes, USA: Feasibility Analysis and FDS Modeling of Water Mist Fire Suppression for Protection of Aircraft Hangars (IWMC 2023)

Bogdan Raciega, Baltic Fire Laboratory, Poland: Protection of Aircraft Hangars by Water Mist Systems based on full-scale Fire Tests (IWMC 2023)

Archives and Libraries:

Bogdan Raciega, Ultra Fog, Poland: Water Mist Fire Protection of Archives – New Approach with Fire Laboratory (IWMC 2021)

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:

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Fire Protection for sensitive Roof Structures (IWMC 2019)

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. 

(New) Energy Carriers:

Max Lakkonen, IFAB: New Energy Carriers and related new Fire Risks for Underground Facilities - Possibilities for Water Mist Firefighting (SUVEREN Research Project) (IWMC 2019, Part 2)

Max Lakkonen, IFAB: Water Mist and NECs - SUVEREN Research Project (IWMC 2018, Part 1)

Food Industry:

Gary Howe, Zurich Risk Engineering, UK: Water Mist Protection of travelling Ovens using the Zurich recognised Technology (IWMC 2019)

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:

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Water Mist protects the National History Museum in Copenhagen (IWMC 2023)

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Spanish Congress Palace in Madrid – A challenging Project (IWMC 2022)

Hans Schipper, Johnson Control International, The Netherlands: Protection of Heritage Buildings with Water Mist (IWMC 2019)

Joachim Gabran, Marioff, Finland: Water Mist Fire Protection for historic Sites (IWMC 2019)

Nino Frisina, Marioff, Italy: 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:

Francisco Garcia, Marioff, Spain: Water Mist in high-rise Buildings Application – How to meet Codes and Standards Requirements (IWMC 2022)

Giuseppe Amaro (GAe Engineering, Italy) & Massimo Ferretti (Marioff Italy): Water Mist and tall Buildings (IWMC 2019)

Ann Micheli, Ultra Fog, UK: Safeguarding Escape Routes within high-rise Buildings (IWMC 2018)

Michael Bindreiter, Aquasys, Austria: High-Pressure Water Mist for the Protection of high-rise Buildings (IWMC 2018)

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

Timber Buildings:

Carl Pettersson, RED Fire Engineers, Sweden: Introduction to Fire Safety in Timber Buildings (IWMC 2023)

Yoon Ko, The National Research Council Canada: Effectiveness of Water Mist Systems for the Protection of Mass Timber Buildings (IWMC 2021)

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:

Hans Schipper, Johnson Controls International, The Netherlands: Protection of Industrial Oil Fryers (IWMC 2021)

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)

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)

Laboratories and sensitive Areas:

Josef Hainzl, Aquasys, Austria: High-Pressure Water Mist for Laboratories and highly sensitive Areas (IWMC 2019)

Machinery Spaces / Local Protection:

Joachim Gabran, Marioff, Finland: Water Mist Fire Protection Systems for Macheriny local Protection (IWMC 2018)

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)

Non-Storage Occupancies:

Jonathan Carpenter, FM Approvals: Fire Test Protocols for Water Mist System Protection of Non-Storage Occupancies, Hazard Category 2 (HC-2) and Hazard Category 3 (HC-3)

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)

Roof Structures:

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Fire Protection for sensitive Roof Structures (IWMC 2019)

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)

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 and Parking Facilities:

Massimo Farnesi, Ultra Fog, Italy: Water Mist on Trains - Evolution of UNI 11565 Italian Standard & Case Study (IWMC 2023)

Simone Parolo, Trasporti Provinciali Sondrio, Italy: Bus Garage Water Mist Protection Project at the Sondrio Provincial Transport Company (IWMC 2021)

Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany: Water Mist Fire Protection for Underground Mass Transport Facilities (IWMC 2018)

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):

Sylvain Desanghere, Lombardi, France: Experimental and numerical Studies to assess the Benefits of Water Mist System in the Mont-Blanc Tunnel (IWMC 2018)

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

Whole Building Protection:

Hans Schipper, Johnson Controls International, The Netherlands: Water Mist Fire Protection for protecting whole Buildings (IWMC 2023)

Further Topics:

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics):

Martin Thielens, Jensen Hughes, Belgium: Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Water Sprays in Fire-driven Flows (IWMC 2023)

Karolyn Steranka, Jensen Hughes, USA: Feasibility Analysis and FDS Modeling of Water Mist Fire Suppression for Protection of Aircraft Hangars (IWMC 2023)

Max Lakkonen, IFAB, Germany: Using CFD to assess the Impact of different Design Variations for a Water Mist System (IWMC 2021)

Codes and Standards:

Massimo Farnesi, Ultra Fog, Italy: Water Mist on Trains - Evolution of UNI 11565 Italian Standard & Case Study (IWMC 2023)

Francisco Garcia, Marioff, Spain: Water Mist in high-rise Buildings Application – How to meet Codes and Standards Requirements (IWMC 2022)

Hans Schipper, Johnson Controls International, The Netherlands: Water Mist – Building Protection in Accordance with EN 14972 and other Guidelines (IWMC 2022)

Miscellaneous:

Patricio Valdes, MAPA Fire, Chile: Performance-based Analysis of Water Mist Protection System in a Conveyor Belt using VFD (IWMC 2023) (to read the paper click HERE!)

Kemal Sarp Arsava, RISE, Norway: High-Pressure Water Mist Applications for Facade Fires (IWMC 2023)

Max Lakkonen, IFAB, Germany: Performance-based Fire Safety Design - An opportunity for the Water Mist Industry (IWMC 2023)

Luciano Nigro, Jensen Hughes, Italy: The Matrix - an essential Tool for Fire Engineers doing Specifications, Review and Acceptance of Water Mist Systems(IWMC 2023)

Yusuf Muhammad, Plumis, UK: An Assessment of Performance vs Reliability of electronics vs mechanical systems (IWMC 2022)

Nicharee Thinnkornsutibutr, Tokyo University of Science, Japan: Experimental Study of Gases produced from Polymers burning with Water Mist – Influence of Droplet Size of Spray (to read the paper please click HERE!) (IWMC 2021)

Hong-Zeng Yu, FM Global, USA: Water Mist Extinguishment of Exhaust Duct Fires (IWMC 2021)