Experimental data on water mist suppression

Jun Qin, Wan Ki Chow

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Action of water mist in suppressing gasoline spray fires, asphalt spray fires and diesel spray fires in confined spaces will be reported in this paper. Relevant experimental works reported earlier are reviewed with key points summarized. Factors affecting the properties of the water mist suppression systems are investigated. The characteristics of water mist are studied using the Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer with key results compiled. Results are firstly applicable in directly drafting out design guides on water mist suppression systems on oil fires. Secondly, it is also useful for justifying numerical models studying water mist suppression on oil fires.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-877
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event9th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, AOSFST 2012 - Hefei, China
Duration: 17 Oct 201220 Oct 2012


  • Oil fuel
  • Spray fires
  • Water mist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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