New! Marioff Demonstrates HI-FOG® Sprinkler Capabilities at Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute


Behind the Scenes Prior to Demonstration

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 28, 2010 – Marioff showcased the capabilities of its HI-FOG® water mist fire protection system during a demonstration at the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute. The event was hosted by “Marriott International, Inc.”, which recently added HI-FOG® to its Fire Protection and Life Safety Design Standards. Marioff is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).

The HI-FOG® system was discharged in three separate demonstrations in a simulated residential setting. More than 100 industry professionals attended the event, including fire officials. “This was an opportunity to draw attention to the many capabilities of the HI-FOG® system,” said Scott Buckhout, President, Global Fire Products at UTC Fire & Security. “HI-FOG® has proven itself in a variety of applications and we are committed to exploring even more opportunities ahead.”

“We have seen Marioff HI-FOG® water mist technology work in our properties in numerous locations around the world,” said Sonny Scarff, Senior Director for Corporate Fire Protection, Marriott International. “Many have been high rise buildings or historic properties that presented major challenges to conventional fire sprinkler system installations. It’s been amazing for us to see many parts of the world so strongly embrace the technology while to many here in the U.S. it remains relatively unknown.” Today, Marriott International uses HI-FOG® water mist technology in 33 hotel properties worldwide.

The HI-FOG® system uses high pressure to produce a fine mist with smaller droplets and a greater surface area than conventional sprinkler systems to absorb heat efficiently through vaporization.  HI-FOG® suppresses fire with three main mechanisms: cooling the fire itself and the air surrounding it, blocking the radiant heat, and starving the fire of oxygen. The system uses clean water delivered through stainless steel tubes that are much smaller in diameter than the pipes used in traditional sprinkler systems – making installation easier.

The technology is ideally suited for hotels and other residential occupancies and in retro-fits where space is often limited. In hotels, putting out fires with less water results in shorter clean-up time and less down-time for the owner.
HI-FOG® protects more than 1,000 passenger cruise ships, where the system’s excellent performance and low total system weight have made it the industry standard.

For more information, contact:

Lance Harry
Commercial Director
Marioff Inc.
400 Main Street, Ashland, MA 01721, USA
Phone: +1 (800) 654 7763

About Marioff and HI-FOG®

Marioff is a leading developer of water mist fire protection technology and supplies system solutions world-wide. The company designs and manufactures all key components of the water mist fire protection system under the name HI-FOG®. Marioff is part of UTC Fire & Security, a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC).

The HI-FOG® Water Mist Fire Protection System is a modern and highly effective fire protection solution again most types of fires, on land and at sea. It safely controls, suppresses and extinguishes fires by discharging a fine water mist at high velocity.

HI-FOG® delivers extremely good performance with very little water: HI-FOG® uses up to 90% less water than conventional sprinkler systems. Heat, smoke and water damage are minimized. Clean-up is fast, keeping business downtime to an absolute minimum.

More information:

For a copy of Marriott International’s Press Release, click on this link: Dear Fire Official from Marriott

One thought on “New! Marioff Demonstrates HI-FOG® Sprinkler Capabilities at Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute

  1. The new mist type of sprinklers are really cool, they seem to have far greater advantages over the existing types of fire sprinklers. Being as they use a finer spray they use less water and can be run in smaller pipes meaning that they are better for the environment and cause less water damage in the event of a fire.

    With all the new legislation coming out in the US I reckon that fire sprinkler technology is going to start moving forward pretty quickly!


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