Papers available for the International Water Mist Conference

Published:  20 November, 2012

Conference papers presented at the IWMC 2012 that took place 14-15 November have been posted online.

A total of 102 delegates from 22 countries attended the conference. Below are the papers posted on the IWMA website.

Conference Papers IWMC 2012

  • Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway & Chairman of the IWMA: Keynote: The state of the art of water mist technology

Codes & Standards

  • Gordon Biezeveld, Underwriters Laboratories, The Netherlands: Water mist fire protection - Revision to UL 2167 and NFPA Standards
  • Luciano Nigro, Marioff Italy & member of the board of the IWMA: Water mist available fire test protocols and the current status of the European water mist fire fighting system standard 14972-1

Research & Testing

  • Bianca van Agtmaal, Efectis, The Netherlands: Shielding effects of watermist
  • Bart Boonacker, Rogier van der Wal (TNO, The Netherlands), John Hiltz (Defence R&D Canada), Johan Lindström, Michael Rahm (SP, Sweden): Fire protection in ammunition storage spaces on board naval craft: An evaluation of the water application rate (paper) - (To get hold of the demonstration movie of this presentation, write to )
  • Are W. Brandt & Christian Sesseng, SINTEF, Norway: Quantifying the effectiveness of water mist systems using oxygen end humidity measurements
  • Arnaud Breton, CNPP, France: Technical evaluation of water-mist systems for the protection of diesel generators - (To get hold of the videos mentioned in the presentation, write to )
  • Andreas Flock, TPG, Germany: The combination of high pressure water mist and controlled ventilation as a new application for the protection of openings in ceilings along with escape routes
  • Louise Jackman, BRE, UK: Water mist protection of low hazard occupancies - approval, approach
  • Mercedes Lago & Tony Lemaire, Efectis, The Netherlands: Effect of longitudinal ventilation on the efficiency of water mist in tunnel applications
  • Mariano Lázaro, Jorge A. Capote, Daniel Alvear & Orlando Abreu, University of Cantabria, Spain: Development and full-scale tests of a water mist system inside high speed trains
  • Mats Norling, Ultra-Fog, Sweden: Developing an anti-ligature nozzle for prisons and institutions and how to test the function of an automatic sprinkler nozzle
  • Rajko Rothe, IFAB, Germany: A comparision of conventional sprinkler and water mist, reproducibility vs. representativeness with OH1 approval tests
  • Prof. Paolo Tartarini (DIEF, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Massimo Bettati (Bettati Antincendio) & Paolo E. Santangelo (Dept. of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, USA): Advancements in understanding water-mist systems: From spray characterization to real-scale applications
  • Ragnar Wighus, SINTEF, Norway & Chairman of the IWMA: Deluge systems for open spaces
  • Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu, FM Global, USA & Chairman of the IWMA Scientific Council:Using well-stirred-reactor modeling and physical scaling to develop a water mist protection to extinguish ignitable liquid fires in a naturally ventilated building


  • Erik Christensen, Novenco Fire Fighting, Denmark & Member of the board of the IWMA: Examples of water mist protection of essential equipment as part of a total protection concept for industrial facilities
  • Henrik Johansson, Tyco Sweden: Nordic hospitals and care-house protection: The aquamist solution
  • Henk Jan Kooijmans & Fred van Veenen, Unica, The Netherlands & Danfoss-Semco: Case-Study: The Isala Hospital in the Netherlands
  • Alex Palle, VID Fire-Kill: Protection of cultural heritage applications with low pressure water mist systems
  • Marco Pesaola, Eusebi Impianti: Complete fire protection with EI-Mist of a 540 m tall tower
  • Kurt Schebel, ARUP, USA: Water mist case study: St. Patrick's cathedral, New York, USA (To get hold of a demonstration video, write to )
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