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Water Penetration Ratio Of A Sprinkler Water Spray

Chow, W.K. and Wong, Victor M.K., 1992. Water Penetration Ratio Of A Sprinkler Water Spray. AOFST 1


The 'water penetration ratio' of a sprinkler spray was studied in this paper. Experiments were conducted inside a fire chamber of size 4m x 2.96m and height 2.9m. A sprinkler spray was discharged and water was collected in 120 positions at the floor level. Wood cribs were burnt to provide a growing plume. The water collection rates with and without a fire were measured to determine the water penetration ratio. Results of this kind are useful for both improving the design of sprinklers and validating fire field models.

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