A Study of portable water mist fire extinguishers used for extinguishment of multiple fire types

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2006.06.008
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Safety Journal
Volume42
IssueJanuary
Pages2542; # of pages: 18
Subjectportable water mist extinguisher, fire suppression, flammable fuel fire, cooking oil fire, wood crib fire, fire associated with electrical equipment; Water mist
AbstractThis paper describes both theoretical and experimental studies on the application of a portable water mist extinguisher in suppressing multiple fire types. Two prototype portable water mist fire extinguishers were developed and their feasibility in extinguishing flammable liquid, cooking oil and wood crib fires, and for use in fires associated with an energized target was investigated. The interaction between water mist and the fire plume was studied by analyzing the instantaneous process of fire extinction, and fire and fueltemperature profiles. Both theoretical analysis and experimental results showed that the extinguishing mechanisms and process as well as water mist characteristics required (such as water flux density, droplet size and spray coverage) change with the types of fires encountered. The portable water mist extinguisher with appropriate mist characteristics was able to extinguish multiple fire types.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number46879
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NPARC number20377708
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