FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION HOSTS THE 2015 SUPPRESSION, DETECTION AND SIGNALING SYMPOSIUM IN MARCH


February 18, 2015 – The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced the 19th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium (SupDet 2015) will be held March 3-6, 2015 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla.

SupDet 2015 addresses professionals in the fire alarm, suppression and emergency communications industries and offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and the latest research. There will be more than 30 presentations to choose from that will touch upon the latest developments in research, technology and applications for the fire protection community including:

  • detection and signaling research, including detection of cooking fires, carbon monoxide detection, nuisance alarms, notification and standard updates.
  • sprinkler and other suppression research, including dry systems, storage protection, hybrid systems, lithium ion protection, environment, special applications and sprinkler system design.

In addition, a free half-day workshop, “Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) of Fire Protection Systems: Improving the Effectiveness of Systems” will be offered to all attendees on March 4. This workshop is a “bridge event” between the Suppression and Detection sessions, which all registrants can attend. While ITM activities are recognized for improving fire protection system effectiveness, a few questions have been raised about what constitutes proper ITM activities. Some questions that will be considered are:

  • How much do current ITM requirements improve the effectiveness of fire protection systems?
  • How are ITM programs being implemented currently?
  • Are additional activities, such as design evaluations or re-commissioning, warranted?
  • On the other side, what is the cost/benefit ratio of ITM activities? Is there a technical basis for the required frequencies?

Register today for the full symposium or choose either the Suppression Program or the Detection and Signaling Program.

For more information and to register online, contact Eric Peterson at + 1 617-984-7281.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in support of the NFPA mission. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA. 

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 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. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess

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