Environmentally neutral fire extinguishing methods
|Coordinator||Örebro universitet - Maskinteknik, Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 547 136|
|Project duration||November 2016 - May 2019|
Purpose and goal
The aim was to develop knowledge and strengthen the innovation regarding extinguishing methods with special consideration on environmental impact. Innovations within water mist techniques and additives have been joined together with fire technology and environmental science, which has resulted in a gained knowledge contributing to a good, future environment and safe fire extinguishing. The project has strengthened the innovation works in extinguishing technology and interconnected actors within environmental and fire research with emergency services.
Expected results and effects
New knowledge on the water mist´s effectiveness in different situations has been developed, which is expected to increase the use of the technology and drive the development of new innovations. The technical information collected for the various extinguishing processes has contributed to the scientific knowledge on water mist. The combination of data for fire emissions strengthens the knowledge base generated. Furthermore, representatives of emergency services have been involved in the project, which provides a reinforcement of knowledge that will spread.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was centered around the goal of producing empirical data on how the water mist technology with additives can provide better extinguishing efficiency and the least possible environmental impact. Fire tests with different levels of complexity show that water mist has advantages compared to other techniques and that additives improve the extinguishing efficiency. With over ten full-scale tests and assessment of the chemical composition of additives and fire emissions, data has been developed for an environmentally neutral and efficient extinguishing method.