Accession Number : ADA318111

Title :   Water Mist Sprinkler Requirements for Shipboard Fire Protection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-Jan 94,

Corporate Author : WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INST MA

Personal Author(s) : Zalosh, Robert ; Gallagher, Gregory

PDF Url : ADA318111

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The current status of water mist (water fog and water mist are used interchangeably throughout this report) fire suppression system technology applicable to shipboard accommodation spaces and service spaces is reviewed. The review includes phenomenological descriptions, both old and new system designs and applications, and results of previously reported fire tests. Comparisons with conventional automatic sprinkler systems show that the special attributes and limitations of water mist systems warrant special system approval and installation guidelines. A draft standard for approval of water mist fire suppression systems and components has been prepared by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as part of this project. The draft standard parallels ISO 6182-1 for automatic sprinklers, but includes additional fire tests, and tests for essential and unique mist system components, such as strainers in the water delivery piping. A summary of the fire tests in the draft standard are presented along with a discussion of the need for additional testing and installation guidelines.

Descriptors :   *FIRE PROTECTION, *FIRE SUPPRESSION, *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, *SHIP FIRES, *MIST, *SPRINKLERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, DELIVERY, WATER, FOG, INSTALLATION, FIRES, INSTRUCTIONS, AUTOMATIC, WATER PIPES.

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE