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Day 3 of 2015 SUPDET Conference Begins With Presentation of the William M. Carey Award

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Thomas Multer and Christina Francis were presented this morning with the William M. Carey Award at the 2015 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications (SUPDET) Conference in Orlando, Florida.The award is given for the most outstanding suppression presentation at last year SUPDET Conference.

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Thomas Multer receives the William M. Carey Award from Amanda Kimball of the Fire Protection Research Foundation during the 2015 SUPDET Conference in Orlando, Florida.


Multer’s and Francis’s presentation “Storage Protection Using Horizontal Barriers and Large K-Factor, Extended Coverage In-Rack Sprinklers,” looked at how installing continuous horizontal barriers at 20- to- 30-foot levels may help protect storage racks from fire and reduce the number of sprinklers required. 2014 conference attendees selected the presentation as last year’s best.

Multer is the vice president of product technology at The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler, Co. and Francis works for P&G Global Fire Protection.

The award is named after William M. Carey, a former senior staff engineer at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Carey participated in many Foundation fire suppression projects, including the first National Quick Response Sprinkler Project

The 2015 SUBDET Conference, hosted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, runs through March 6.

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