SUPDET 2015 presentations

March 3-6, 2015
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida


Evolving Fire Safety Towards Holistic Safety – A Proposal (PDF, 19 MB) Paper (PDF, 54 KB)
Lance Ruetimann, Siemens Switzerland Ltd.
Session I: Detection of Cooking Fires

Developing Test Methods for Cooktop Range Pre-Ignition Detection (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Daniel Gottuk, Ph.D. and Joshua Dinaburg, Jensen Hughes

Measurement of Pre-ignition Fire Cues from Cooking (PDF, 1.8 MB)
George Hunter, Adam Barowy, and Bob Backstrom, Underwriters Laboratories

Session II: Carbon Monoxide Detection

Carbon Monoxide Diffusion through Walls: A Critical Review of Literature and Incidents (PDF, 1 MB)
Izabella Vermesi, Francesco Restuccia, Carlos Walker-Ravena, and Guillermo Rein, Ph.D., Imperial College London
Richard Roberts, Honeywell Fire Safety

New Research on Diffusion of Carbon Monoxide through Gypsum Wallboard (PDF, 163 KB)
Thomas Cleary, Ph.D. and Jiann Yang, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology

Second Hand Smoke - Investigation into the effects of canned smoke aerosol testers on carbon monoxide sensors used in combination alarms (PDF, 1 MB)
Arthur Lee and Einstein Miller, US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Session III: Notification Topics

Fire Alarms and At Risk Populations: Information from Literature and One-on-One Interviews (PDF, 140 KB)
Bryan L. Hoskins, Ph.D. and Duane Helmberger, Oklahoma State University

Occupant Evacuation Operation of Elevators – An Outline of Benefits, Requirements, and Suggested Implementation Strategies (PDF, 1 MB)
Eric M. Camiel, Jensen Hughes

Design Considerations of LED Based Visible Notification Appliances (PDF, 1 MB) paper (PDF, 2 MB)
W. H. Leung, Light Engine Limited
Session IV: Nuisance Alarms

Characterization of Dust and Water Steam Aerosols in False Alarm Scenarios - Design of a Test Methods for Fire Detectors in Dusty and in Highly Foggy Environments (PDF, 5 MB) extended abstract (PDF, 108 KB)
Ingolf Willms, Ph.D., Thorsten Schultze, Ph.D., Wolfgang Krüll, and Robert Tobera, University of Duisburg-Essen

Characterizing Common Nuisance Sources for Smoke Alarms: Results from New Experiments (PDF, 3.3 MB)
Daniel Gottuk, Ph.D. and Joshua Dinaburg, Jensen Hughes

Session V: Standard Updates

Updates to the 10th Edition of the Standard for Fire Alarm Control Units and Accessories, ANSI/UL 864 (PDF, 202 KB)
Larry Shudak, Underwriters Laboratories 

Session VI: Detection Research

The Effect of Ceiling Fans on Smoke Alarm Performance (PDF, 2 MB)
Elyse D. Gottuk and Daniel T. Gottuk, Ph.D., Jensen Hughes

Smoke Detection in Low Gravity – Results from the Smoke Aerosol Measurement Experiments (SAME) Conducted on the International Space Station (PDF, 3 MB) extended abstract (PDF, 368 KB)
David Urban, Gary Ruff, Marit Meyer, Paul Greenberg, and David Fischer, NASA Glenn Research Center
Thomas Cleary, Jiann Yang, and George Mulholland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Zeng-guang Yuan and Victoria Bryg, National Center for Space Exploration Research

Session VII: Applications

Very Early Warning Fire Detection of Incipient Sources in Nuclear Power Plants
Gabriel Taylor, P.E., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (PDF, 1 MB)
Thomas Cleary, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology

Considerations and Challenges when Integrating Systems to Achieve Smart(er) Buildings (PDF, 1 MB)
Lance Ruetimann, Siemens Switzerland Ltd.

Detection of Fires in Heavy Duty (HD) Vehicles (PDF, 2.2 MB) paper (PDF, 670 KB) abstract (PDF, 35 KB)
Joey Peoples, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden


Session I: Storage

Protection of Rack Stored Exposed Expanded Group A Plastics with ESFR Sprinklers and Vertical Barriers (PDF, 4 MB)
Dan Steppan, Underwriters Laboratories

The Effect of Obstructions on Early Suppression Fast Response Sprinkler Performance (PDF, 944 KB) extended abstract (PDF, 97 KB)
Garner Palenske, P.E., Aon Fire Protection Engineering

Session II: Dry Systems

Corrosion Inhibition of Dry and Preaction Fire Suppression Systems Using Nitrogen Gas (PDF, 1.7 MB) paper (PDF, 283 KB)
Josh Tihen, Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC

Impact of Supervisory Gas Pressure on Dry Pipe Sprinkler System Fill Time (PDF, 652 KB)
Steven Wolin, P.E. and Tom Multer, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.

Session III: Water Mist

Water Mist Fire Protection for 35 Megawatt Steam Turbine Generator (PDF, 3 MB)
Lee Kaiser, ORR Protection Systems

Session IV: Emerging Hazards

Panel Discussion on Emerging Hazards and the Gaps in the Codes and Standards
Emerging Hazards in Recycling Facilities (PDF, 2 MB) - Stuart Lloyd, Zurich Insurance
Emergence of Energy Storage Systems (PDF, 1 MB) – Casey Grant, Fire Protection Research Foundation
Road Map for Mobile Food Truck Regulation (PDF, 2. 5 MB) abstract (PDF, 89 KB) – Jacqueline Wilmot, NFPA

Session V: Environment
Fire Testing of Experimental Siloxane-Based AFFF: Results from New Experiments (PDF, 3.8 MB) paper (PDF, 340 KB)
Ralf Helmut Hetzer and Felix Kummerlen, Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies and NBC-Protection
Dirk Blunk, University of Cologne 
Session VI: Special Applications

Application of Fire Protection in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Design: Hazard Definition and Review of Current Practices (PDF, 1 MB)
Daniel Gorham, NFPA

Evaluation of Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation – Two and Three Dimensional Class B Fire Tests (PDF, 1.3 MB) extended abstract (PDF, 348 KB)
Joseph L. Scheffey, P.E. and Mathew Benfer, Jensen Hughes

Active Fire Protection for Motorcoach Fire Safety: Development of Test Apparatuses and Procedures (PDF, 3 MB)
Jason Huczek, Southwest Research Institute

Session VII: Lithium Ion Protection

Suppressing Lithium-ion Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Fires with Water (PDF, 6 MB)
R. Thomas Long, Jr., P.E. and Andrew Blum, P.E., Exponent, Inc.

Session VIII: Hybrid Systems

Effervescent Water Mist Fire Suppression Nozzle (PDF, 1 MB)
May Corn, Jeffrey Cohen, Joshua Sheffel, Guido Poncia, and Michael Carey, United Technologies Research Center

Evaluating Hybrid Fire Suppression Systems for the Protection of Aero-derivative Gas Turbines (PDF, 5.9 MB) abstract (PDF, 7 KB)
Bob Ballard, Victaulic 
Session IX: Gaseous and Clean Agents

Defining HF Exposure Limits for Sensitive Materials in Museums and Archives Protected by Halocarbon Clean Extinguishing Agents (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Paul Rivers, P.E. and William Meyring, P.E., 3M