Research on water mist fire suppression systems for industrial oil cooker protection

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Conference9th Fire Suppression & Detection Research Application Symposium: 26 January 2005, Orlando, Florida
Pages111; # of pages: 11
Subjectwater mist, fire suppression, cooking oil fires, industrial oil cooker; Water mist
AbstractIndustrial oil cookers are found in many major food production plants for processing chicken, fish, potato products, doughnuts and other food products. They have large cooking surfaces and contain tens of thousands of liters of hot oil. Their severe operation conditions present a safety hazard to the plants. Large fires involving tons of hot oil could occur with these cookers due to a system malfunction or simple human error [1]. The fires in industrial oil cookers are very challenging to extinguish. Effective fire extinguishment requires not only that all the flames over the large oil surface be extinguished, but also that a significant amount of hot oil be cooled down below its ignition point to prevent re-ignition.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47313
NPARC number20377216
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