Marioff is pleased to announce that it’s HI-FOG high pressure water mist fire protection system has received FM Approval in the local application hazard category, expanding the number of suitable applications for the existing technology. Approval from the international third-party testing and certification services basically entails that Marioff’s HI-FOG high pressure water mist fire protection system is now available for wider use in power, process and manufacturing industries. Marioff, a globally renowned developer of high pressure water mist fire protection technology, is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a division of United Technologies Corporation. HI-FOG high pressure water mist system The HI-FOG high pressure water mist system utilizes the full potential of water to protect critical machinery The HI-FOG high pressure water mist system utilizes the full potential of water to protect critical machinery and carry out the firefighting task at the source, thereby keeping property damage and downtime to a bare minimum. “The FM Approval for local application reinforces Marioff’s commitment to provide robust, innovative, high-technology water mist fire protection solutions for our customers,” said Antti Hurme, Global Account Manager at Marioff. Wide deployment in local application hazard category The local application hazard category covers a broad range of industrial applications such as steam turbine bearings, oil skids, diesel generators, hydraulic power packs and other machinery using flammable liquids in large open spaces. Power generation and industrial process machinery use flammable liquids for fuel, lubrication and hydraulics, which can malfunction, causing leakages and leading to fires. FM Approval FM Approval sets the performance criteria for local application water mist fire protection systems and includes dozens of full-scale fire tests representing real fire scenarios such as flammable liquid pools, spray fires as well as a combination of these.