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Enter the SUPDET 2018 ESS Design Challenge

Blog Post created by amandakimball Employee on Jul 30, 2018
Energy Storage Systems (ESS) play an integral role for attaining a resilient and efficient electrical grid - providing a means of storing electrical energy generated from other renewable energy sources. However, ESS pose unique challenges with respect to fire safety. Designing engineered fire suppression and detection systems is currently a challenge for fire protection engineers. 
This year, the Research Foundation is calling for  teams to develop preliminary design concepts which illustrate innovative approaches to fire protection of a case study ESS installation within a high-rise building to meet the general design objective of minimizing loss and preventing re-ignition hazards.   
Design concepts are invited for presentation at the Foundation’s half-day workshop on energy storage system protection in high-rise buildings, September 12th, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. 
Get more details of this design challenge here.
If you are interested in preparing a design concept, please contact akimball@nfpa.org no later than July 31, 2018. Design concepts will be requested from interested participants by August 31, 2018.  

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