IWMA annual conference in Istanbul a great success

Published:  28 October, 2014

The 14th International Water Mist Conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 22-23 at the Lütifi Kirdar ICEC.

In total 93 delegates from 21 nations attended this event. Delegates came from – amongst others – Norway, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Egypt, Iran and the US. The Turkish delegation accounted for 17.2 % of all delegates.

Day one was ‘Applications Day’. Alan Brinson (European Fire Sprinkler Network) gave the keynote speech and asked: ‘How does Water Mist fit into the Water-Based Fire-Fighting World?’ A panel discussion entitled ‘The Future of Water Mist – Where lay the Boundaries? Are there any?’ completed the day.

Highlight on day two (Research & Testing Day) was the speech given by IFAB’s Rajko Rothe who presented the results of step one of the IWMA research project. The title of that project is ‘Water Mist – an alternate Solution to Sprinkler in Building Fire Protection’. Aim of step one was to compile all existing test procedures, including corresponding pass-fail criteria.

In all 19 speakers gave 18 presentations during the conference. All these presentations are available on the IWMA webpage.

 The next issue of Industrial Fire Journal (December) will include highlights from the IWMA's annual conference. For your free digital issue of IFJ, click here.

  • Operation Florian

Sign up: eMagazine & eNewsletter

The latest issues in your inbox.

Company Profiles

Waterax - We move water

Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world, WATERAX sets the industry standard by developing innovative, portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment designed to withstand demanding applications and rugged environments.

Big Water Flow for Industrial and Municipal Firefighting Applications

Protecting the lives of the public and firefighters while limiting the structural damage caused in large scale fires is our primary mission

We are committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way

We have a unique mix of capability and culture that we refer to as 3M Science and we strive to develop products that improve people’s daily lives in a multitude of ways.

HazSim - Bringing situational HazMat training to life

HazSim, LLC provides innovative simulation training to ensure your team works safely and effectively. HazSim Pro simulation equipment is in use by hundreds of fire departments, training schools, industrial fire teams, and private trainers across the US, Canada and further afield as well as the US Army.

The ultimate in innovation, quality and service

For 60 years Lehavot has been delivering the world’s most advanced fire detection and suppression automatic systems

Advancing rescue technology

The specialist supplier of quality PPE and Rescue Equipment to Emergency Services.

Revolutionizing fire fighting foam technology

The one-stop resource for fire fighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware.

Trust the best, let us be your foam solution

AUXQUIMIA is a Spanish company whose main activity is the design, manufacture and commercialization of firefighting foam concentrates.

Williams Fire & Hazard Control offers a full line of specialized fire response equipment for oil and gas platforms

From storage tanks and pipeline emergencies to offshore platforms and vessels at sea, Williams' response personnel and specialized equipment quickly address adverse fire emergencies.

Foam fights fire

Europe’s foremost fire fighting foam manufacturer has been developing and producing foams since the 1920s.

The leader in truck-mounted hydraulic platforms

Our mission is to provide the best and the safest solution to professionals that work at height.

If you want quality, you want Zico

Since its inception Ziamatic Corp has provided the men and women of the fire service with products designed to make their jobs safer and easier.

The independent alternative

Dafo Fomtec AB is a privately owned company with head office in Stockholm Sweden and manufacturing in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.