Will water mist extinguish a liquid fire rapidly?

Wan Ki Chow, Y. Gao, H. Dong, G. Zou, L. Meng

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Local professionals are quite worrying about whether a water mist fire suppression system (WMFSS) can extinguish afire rapidly. It was also suggested in the literature that discharging water mist, even under the design operating conditions, might not always control afire rapidly. To explore more on that, a series of experiments on discharging water mist from low/moderate-pressure system on gasoline fires were carried out at the new full-scale burning facility, Poly U/USTC Assembly Calorimeter at Lanxi, Harbin, Heilongjiang China. An interesting point identified for quick communication is that for some designs of fuel container, the liquid fire cannot be extinguished even when all the fuels were consumed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003


  • Fire extinguishment
  • Liquid fire
  • Mist
  • Water mist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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