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
Title of host publicationASHRAE Winter Meeting CD, Technical and Symposium Papers
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventASHRAE 2001 Winter Meeting CD, Technical and Symposium Papers - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 1 Jan 20011 Jan 2001


ConferenceASHRAE 2001 Winter Meeting CD, Technical and Symposium Papers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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