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NFPA News The March issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available.

In this issue:

  • Proposed TIAs seeking comment on NFPA 70, 101, 1192, and 5000
  • Errata issued on NFPA 13, 86, and 1123
  • Annual 2015 documents open for public comment
  • How to submit a public comment
  • Standards Council  March 2014 agenda
  • Important dates in the standards development process
  • News in brief
  • Committees soliciting public input
  • Committees seeking members
  • Committee meetings calendar

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Day four 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 fire sensitivity testing, detection technology, and modeling. The following papers are being presented this morning.

Update on UL PU Foam Task Group Activities
Tom Fabian, Ph.D., Underwriters Laboratories 

Impact of New Fire Sensitivity Test Criteria
Tom Cleary, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Joshua Dinaburg of Hughes Associates

Comparative Fire and Nuisance Performance of Beam Detectors
Dan Gottuk, Ph.D., Hughes Associates
Presented by Joshua Dinaburg, Hughes Associates

Ernesto _Vega-Janica
Ernesto Vega Janica of Rolf Jensen & Associates

Flame Detection for Silane & Other Non-Hydrocarbon Fires
Ernesto Vega Janica, Rolf Jensen & Associates 

Validation of Smoke Detector Activation Models
Kristopher J. Overholt, Kevin B. McGrattan, and Richard D. Peacock, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 

Validation of Modeling Tools for Detection Design in High Airflow Environments
Jason Floyd, Ph.D. and Joshua Dinaburg, Hughes Associates, Inc. 

Large Scale Data Center Testing at FM Global
Sai Thumuluru, Ph.D., FM Global

Friday session

Today is the last day of the Fire Protection Research Foundation's "Fire Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium" (SupDet) being held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Download many of the more than 30 papers that were presented at the event, which covered a variety of topics:

  • sprinkler protection
  • high hazard challenges
  • suppression technologies
  • the environment
  • water mist
  • mass notification
  • signaling and notification
  • unwanted and nuisance alarms
  • fire sensitivity tests
  • detection technology research
  • fire modeling

A special workshop on Wednesday afternoon focused on "smart" buildings and fire safety.

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