Fire detection topics on tap at Research Foundation symposium

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Mar 6, 2014

Supdet crowd
Day three 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 detection. Paper topics included mass notification, signaling and notification, unwanted alarms, and nuisance alarms.

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

Ken Modeste of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Security Implications Associated with Mass Notification Systems
Ken Modeste, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Parameters for Indirect Viewing of Visual Signals Used in Emergency Notification
John D. Bullough, Ph.D., Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., R.P. Schifiliti Associates, Inc.

Bruce Olson of AMFG Technologies

Design for Speech Intelligibility Using Software Modeling
Bruce Olson, AMFG Technologies 

Lance Ruetimann of Siemens Switzerland, Ltd.

Reducing False Alarms - A case study of selected European countries
Lance Ruetimann – Siemens Switzerland Ltd.

Analysis of the Response of Smoke Detectors to Smoldering Fires and Nuisance Sources 
Jim Milke, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Tom Cleary of NIST, Tom Fabian of Underwriters Laboratories, and Amanda Kimball of the Fire Protection Research Foundation spoke about current research efforts on nuisance alarms.

Next Steps for Nuisance Alarms
Amanda Kimball, P.E., Fire Protection Research Foundation

UL 217 STP Task Group Development of Foam Tests
Tom Fabian, Ph.D., Underwriters Laboratories

NIST Research on Kitchen Fire Prevention and Nuisance Alarms
Tom Cleary, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology