Wide range of fire suppression topics offered at Research Foundation symposium

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Mar 5, 2014

The first two days of the Fire Protection Research Foundation's "Fire Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium" (SUPDET) being held this week in Orlando is focusing on the latest technologies and research on fire suppression. Papers on sprinkler protection, high hazard challenges, developments in suppression technologies, the environment, and water mist.

In addition to the papers already featured in previous blog posts, the following presentations were offered in Orlando:

Analysis of Water Distribution Efficiency from a Sprinkler Head 
James Andy Lynch of Amped R&D, and Noah L. Ryder, P.E. of Custom Spray Solutions

High Discharge Pressures for Large Orifice and Extended Coverage Sprinklers 
Christopher Wieczorek of FM Global

Steve Wolin of Code Consultants, Inc.

Alternatives to Antifreeze Sprinkler Systems
Steve Wolin and Jason Daniels of Code Consultants, Inc.

Sprinkler Protection of Non-Storage Occupancies with High Ceiling Clearance
Peter Thomas of Victaulic

Fixed Firefighting Systems – Oxygen Reduction Systems: Active fire prevention vs. passive fire protection
Peter Clauss of Wagner Group

Hybrid Water Mist Fire Protection
Michael Gollner, Ph.D. and Peter Raia of the University of Maryland

Preliminary Studies on the Efficiency of an Environmentally-Friendly Fire-Fighting Agent Based on Starch 
Paul Joseph, Dimitri Bakirtzis, and Quentin Richard of the School of the Built Environment and the Built Environment Research Institute, University of Ulster

J. Douglas Mather, Ph.D., CGI Federal (Stanley Associates, Inc.)

U.S. Army Hand Held Extinguisher Development: Environmentally Acceptable Fire Suppression Agents and Hardware
J. Douglas Mather, Ph.D., Leonard Lombardo, and Timothy Helton of the U.S. Army

Helen Lowrey of DuPont

Recent Developments of Zero ODP, Low GWP Clean Fire Suppression Agents
Mark L. Robin – DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts
Presented by Helen Lowery, Senior Account Manager at DuPont

Zachary Magnone of Tyco Fire Protection Products

The Science Behind Water Mist Protection of Typical Building Hazards
Zachary Magnone of Tyco Fire Protection Products

Water Mist in Buildings: Typical Challenges in Real World Applications 
Stuart Lloyd of Zurich Risk Engineering UK

Deluge and High Pressure Mist Systems in Highway Tunnels – the International State-of-the-Art 
Norris Harvey of Hatch Mott MacDonald