Water mist based extinguisher systems
The key to the effectiveness of firefighting with water mist is the extremely small water drops with proper kinetic energy. Vaporized water drops distract heat energy faster from the fire. This powerful cooling effect distracts the radiating heat therefore protects the people inside
Beside their favorable cooling effect, these systems have another remarkable extinguishing effect, which is fast evaporation. Evaporation can increase the volume of water up to 1500 times so it displaces oxygen right at the source of the fire.
The key features of water mist based extinguisher systems is their cooling effect and their capability of displacing oxygen.
There are more types of water mist fire protection systems. Basically, we distinguish low, medium and high pressure systems
Advantages of these systems:
- relatively little use of water (minimizing the possibility of water damage),
- the extinguishing agent has no adverse health effects,
- fire extinguishing is targeted, just like with sprinkler systems.