May 22, 2014
9:00 – 17:30
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
High challenge warehouse fire protection strategies are of global concern to the fire protection community. As new high hazard commodities appear in challenging storage arrangements, new approaches to fire protection are required. The National Fire Protection Association and the Fire Protection Research Foundation present a one-day seminar on recent global research to address this challenge. The seminar will take place in cooperation with the European Fire Sprinkler Network conference at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.
The programme (see below) will feature recent research work sponsored by the Foundation’s Property Insurance Research Group and other global research organizations. Presentations from the insurance industry and global property owners will provide a perspective on emerging needs.
Regular rate is $395. A special rate of $350 applies to those also attending the 2014 European Fire Sprinkler Network Conference.
Book your guest room at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London, ph. +44 (0) 20 7959 5000.
8:00 Registration, Morning Coffee
9:00 Session I Keynote Presentations
An overview of global warehouse configurations and challenges
Christina Francis, P&G Corporation, USA (invited)
9:45 Lessons Learned from Warehouse Fire Incidents
Chief Graeme Smith, UK (invited)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Session II Emerging Storage Hazards
Lithium ion batteries in storage – Status of U.S. and European Protection Research
11:45 Protection Strategies for High Hazard Plastic Storage Contents
13:30 Session III New Storage Configurations and Protection Challenges
Sustainable Design and Industrial Facility Fire Protection
14:15 Experience from fire sprinkler tests in a shuttle storage system
Magnus Arvidson, SP, Sweden
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Learning from History - Solid Shelf Protection Strategies
Garner Palenske, AON, USA
16:15 Session III Panel Session
Insurance Industry Perspective on Emerging Storage Protection Challenges
Panel – U.S. and Euro Insurance Industry Representatives