Fire Protection Research Foundations 2011 Suppression Detection and Signaling Conference in March

Published on February 9, 2011
Workshop on fire protection challenges in data centers to be featured

February 9, 2011The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s 15th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications conference (SUPDET) will be held at the DoubleTree Resort, 10100 International Drive in Orlando, Florida from Tuesday, March 22 through Friday, March 25. Fire detection, suppression, and signaling professionals from around the world will meet to exchange ideas, innovations, and the most up-to-date information on current research.

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) is an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

This year’s program (PDF, 36 KB) will feature 35 presentations in six sessions: Notification and Human Behavior; Detection; Sprinkler Protection; Water Mist; Clean Agents; and Featured Research at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Featured presentations will include the following topics:

  • Residential sprinkler research on antifreeze and sloped ceiling effects;
  • The latest human behavior research and case study implementation of emergency communication messaging in the fire context;
  • Detection technology research updates from UL, Oakridge National Labs and others;
  • Commodity classification and sprinkler protection of storage, including HVLS fans;
  • Naval Research Laboratory research updates on HiEx foam.

In addition, an interactive workshop (PDF, 149 KB) on Fire Protection Challenges in Telecommunications and Information Centers will be available to all who register for SUPDET 2011. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be credited for symposium and seminar attendance.

For more information and to register online, contact Eric Peterson at +1 617 984-7271.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates consortium-funded research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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Contact: Lorraine Carli,  Public Affairs Office: +1-617-984-7275