Fire Protection Research Foundation hosts 21st Annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium in September

May 18, 2017 – The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced it will co-hosting the 21st annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium (SUPDET® 2017) with the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) as part of a joint conference with the 16th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE ’17). The symposium will be held September 12-14, 2017 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, M.D

This year’s program will feature over 80 presentations over a three day period focused on the latest development in research, technology, and applications for the fire protection community, and how they can be put to use by the fire protection community. SUPDET®/AUBE 2017 welcomes professionals and researchers in the fields of fire alarm, suppression, enforcement, insurance, and emergency communications to share their expertise and research, and to exchange ideas.   

The symposium will feature a variety of topics. A number of these address detection, including smoke aerosol characterization for detection applications, new detection technologies, and detection of wild fires. Some other areas of focus are new suppression research, new statistics and tests related to unwanted alarms, relevant standard updates, smart applications, unique modeling investigations, research on oxygen reduction systems, and fire protection in aircraft, vehicles, and tunnels.

Each year, SUPDET® draws a diverse crowd to learn about advancements in suppression and detection technology and we are happy that our partnership with the AUBE conference this year will provide additional opportunities for updates on relevant research for our audience. Register today for the full symposium or choose either the Suppression Program or the Detection and Signaling Program. The deadline for early registration is July 28, 2017 and the deadline for hotel reservation is August 15, 2017. 

For more information, contact Eric Peterson at + 1 617-984-7281. 

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