Extinguishment of liquid fuel fires by local application of water mist

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Conference2001 Combustion Institute/Canadian Section, Spring Technical Meeting: 01 May 2001, Montreal, Quebec
Subjectwater mist, local fire suppression; Water mist
AbstractStatistics show that almost 80 percent of fires are extinguished without the intervention of the fire service and within that 80 percent, local or portable fire extinguishers play a crucial part in limiting fire losses [1]. However, some currently available extinguishers create clean-up and environmental problems and often their use is limited to specific types of fires. In addition, they may also generate toxic or corrosivecombustion by-products during fire suppression, causing danger to people and damage to facilities [2], and thus are not suitable for protecting medical centres, telecommunication facilities, industrial ?clean rooms? or food processing plants.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44771
NPARC number20378509
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