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Thomas Jefferson's home gets Marioff water mist system

January 21, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—A Marioff water mist fire suppression system is now protecting Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's iconic home here. It's an example of a growing niche market for water mist systems: historic homes and other cultural heritage buildings.A recent report by IMS Research found that water mist—a relatively new technology started in the shipbuilding industry—is expanding to more applications on land, including hospitals.Water mist systems are similar to sprinklers but...

Controls & Security, IMS Research, Marioff, Marioff HI-FOG, Monticello, Thomas Jefferson, UTC Climate

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Are water mist and sprinkler systems equivalent?

January 18, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Water-mist fire suppression systems aren't just for ships—they are increasingly used in land-based applications, such as historic buildings and hospitals. But are they the equivalent of fire sprinkler systems? That's the question being hotly debated as proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association's standard on water-mist systems come under review.A first draft of the changes to NFPA 750 essentially says “a water mist system is now equivalent to a...

Controls & Security, Marioff, NFPA 750, Security Systems News, Tyco/SimplexGrinnell, United Technologies Corp., UTC Climate

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