Research symposium tackles fire sensitivity testing, detection technology, and modeling

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Mar 7, 2014

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

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