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What are the different watermist fire protection objectives?

The list of objectives below is a non-exclusive glossary of watermist fire protection objectives.

  • Suppression: The sharp reduction of the rate of heat release of a fire and the prevention of re-growth.
  • Extinguishment: The complete suppression of a fire until there are no burning combustibles.
  • Containment: precautions which contain the fire to the smallest area and control the threat to life safety and the extent of the property damage (BS 4422)
  • Temperature control: the limitation of peak temperature achieved in an enclosure or structure for integrity purposes
  • Exposure control: to cause a reduction of radiated heat to persons or surfaces which may be impacted by proximity to a fire

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