NFPA Journal features Ikea's safety criteria development

Published on March 18, 2013
Other topics include smoke alarm technology, shipyard safety and a look ahead at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo

March 18, 2013 — The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features IKEA’s efforts to develop protection criteria for a particularly hazardous type of stored commodity.

The NFPA cover story details the development and testing process, through the expansion of NFPA 13, to safeguard expanded plastic products stored in the global home retailer’s warehouses against the threat of fire.

Also featured in this issue: 

  • The Story Behind the Home Smoke Alarm — Duane Pearsall’s accidental discovery and subsequent contributions to smoke detection technology are remembered.
  • Chemists Ensure Safe Maritime Work — How NFPA-certified marine chemists make sure that work done in shipyards and aboard vessels is conducted safely.
  • NFPA Conference & Expo Preview — Includes a look at the annual Technical Meeting, registration information, and a complete rundown of the education sessions at the NFPA Conference & Expo to be held on June 10-13, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Read the latest digital version of the March/April 2013 NFPA Journal with hot-linked content from the print version. The NFPA Journal mobile app is available through the Apple App Store.

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