The potential application of water mist systems for fire protection in atria

Wan Ki Chow, B. Yao

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The potential use of water mist systems for providing fire safety in atria is discussed. Different atrium types and fire scenarios are considered. It is found that the atrium geometry and the physical characteristics of water mist would affect the system performance. A simple model is introduced for simulating the performance of water mist injected downward from a nozzle installed high above the floor into a steady burning fire. An obvious application of a water mist system in an atrium is to install a "cabin" for preventing flashover fires. Areas that require further investigation are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume107 PART. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
EventASHRAE Transactions. -2001 Winter Meeting. - Atalanta, GA, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 200131 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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