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Developing a “green” aircraft fire suppression system

April 14, 2008, Paoli, PA - Life Mist Technologies, Inc. of Paoli, PA announced today that it has entered into a Product Development and License Agreement with Pacific Scientific HTL/Kin-Tech Division of Duarte, CA to develop a fire suppression system for use in aircraft.


April 14, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

April 14, 2008, Paoli, Pennsylvania   Life Mist Technologies, Inc. of Paoli, PA announced today that it has entered into a Product Development and License Agreement with Pacific Scientific HTL/Kin-Tech Division of Duarte, CA to develop a fire suppression system for use in aircraft.  Life Mist owns innovative acoustic water mist / nitrogen technology ideally suited to replace existing aircraft fire suppression systems that use ozone-depleting and global warming potential agents such as halon. 

The world community has become increasingly concerned with the depletion of the Earth’s protective ozone layer and the resulting phenomenon of global warming.  The Montreal Protocol of 1993 confirmed that halon is a major contributor to ozone layer damage and consequently banned its production and required its eventual phase out.  For several years the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been actively seeking a viable “green” alternative fire suppression agent that is neither ozone-depleting nor contributes to global warming, and Life Mist’s water mist technology represents an environmentally safe and effective replacement.

 Under the terms of the agreement, Pacific Scientific will co-develop aviation fire suppression systems with Life Mist and has an option to license the water mist technology for use in aircraft. “We are excited about our partnership with Pacific Scientific and look forward to developing the next generation of environmentally conscious fire suppression systems for aircraft,” said William Chamblin, CEO of Life Mist.

The revolutionary Life Mist nozzle creates extremely fine droplets of water mist by channeling water through acoustic shock waves created by ultrasonic flows of gas, usually compressed air or nitrogen, at very low pressure. The mist product and resulting vapor are extremely effective at extracting heat from a fire and also depriving it of oxygen.  This combined action extinguishes the flames with minimal amounts of water.

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About Life Mist

Life Mist Technologies, Inc. is an early stage company engaged in developing its proprietary misting technology for fire suppression in aircraft, ships, commercial and residential buildings, and forest fires.  Our revolutionary technology enables vastly superior fire suppression, minimizing collateral damage from water, and eliminating the environmental and health concerns that exist with current fire suppressing gases and chemicals.  Although the company has focused on fire suppression opportunities, this atomization technology will have strong application in other areas enabling product advancement in such areas as decontamination, evaporative cooling, and spray coating.  

 

About Pacific Scientific

Pacific Scientific HTL/Kin-Tech Division, part of the Pacific Scientific Aerospace Group, is a leader in the design, development, and production of aircraft fire protection systems and other safety solutions for commercial, military, and general aviation applications.