The Research Foundation's SupDet 2016 symposium wrapped up last week in San Antonio, Texas. Over the course of the four-day conference more than 100 attendees and 30 presenters met to discuss the latest research, developments and emerging issues in the fire detection and suppression world. Attendees listened to presentations on topics such as the History of Fire, New Technology for High-Challenge Sprinkler Protected Warehouses, Hazards of Lithium-Ion Batteries, Data Collection related to Smoke Alarm Performance, Indoor Positioning Systems, new research focused on reducing Nuisance Alarms, as well as a workshop on the opportunities for big data to inform ITM practices of fire protection equipment.
The conference presentations and extended abstracts on each of the topics are now available on the Foundation's website: www.nfpa.org/2016supdetpapers.
The Foundation expresses special thanks to our sponsors that helped make this event a success: Victaulic, UL, Zurich, Globe Fire Sprinkler, Tyco SimplexGrinnell, and Siemens.