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.

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