FPRF Webinar on “Combustible Gas Dispersion and Detector Location Analysis in Residential Occupancies”

This webinar will present the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s project conducted by the research team at GexCon on combustible gas dispersion and detector location analysis in residential occupancies. The research included a literature review of the existing guidance for combustible gas detector location and installation in residential occupancies, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to clarify and strengthen the technical basis for combustible gas detector installation criteria in residential occupancies. CFD simulations were conducted to quantitatively evaluate gas detector performance as a function of placement in residential occupancies. Natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas releases were simulated in different residential structures, and gas concentrations were tracked at numerous potential detector locations within these structures to evaluate which locations are most effective for reliable and early detection. These research deliverables will support the development of a new NFPA standard, NFPA 715 Standard for the Installation of Fuel Gases Detection and Warning Equipment. The final report from the research effort is available here.

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When: Wednesday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Presenters: Scott G. Davis, Ph.D., P.E., GexCon US and Stephen Olenick, P.E. Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc.

This webinar is supported by the Research Foundation 2021 Webinar Series Sponsors:

  • APA – The Engineered Wood Association
  • AXA XL Risk Consulting
  • Johnson Controls
  • Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
  • Telgian Engineering and Consulting
  • The Zurich Services Corporation
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Sreenivasan Ranganathan
Director, Research Foundation, Mission to plan, manage and communicate research in support of the NFPA mission