Water mist fire suppression using cycling discharges

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ConferenceInterflam '99: 29 June 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland
Pages13491354; # of pages: 6
SubjectWater mist
AbstractThere is a continuing interest in the use of water mist fire suppression systems as a halonalternative. Recently, a series of full-scale fire tests of water mist systems was carried out by the FireRisk Management Program of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). During the tests, twowater mist discharge modes (continuous and cycling) were employed, The test results showed that theuse of the cycling discharge improved the efficacy of water mist in fire suppression, with a shorterextinguishment time and a lower water requirement. The improvement of the efficacy of water mist infire suppression using cycling discharge was attributed to the faster depletion rate of oxygen in thecompartment and the recurrent dynamic mixing created by cycling discharge.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number42563
NPARC number20331327
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