In 2012, the Foundation brought together global owners and insurers of storage facilities and the research community to explore emerging fire protection challenges in this environment and protection solutions. Based on the success of this event, we will present the seminar again in May 22nd, 2014 in London at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.
1/2 page abstracts on challenges and solutions are invited - please submit to email@example.com.
The latest issue of NFPA Journal features "Safety by Design", the story of IKEA's safety research program. Recent Foundation research is highlighted in that story- but gaps remain in the information needed to provide a cost effective solution for IKEA and other retailers and storage companies whose inventory includes these commodities.
This week, the Foundation will meet with sprinkler companies, insurers, and companies like IKEA, to determine the next steps in this research program. Stay tuned for more interesting results.
We will be conducting a unique research planning exercise at Supdet and I hope you can participate.
We are using the interactive workshop on Wednesday afternoon February 27th at Supdet in Orlando to take the first step to develop a research plan for three projects that have been on our list as projects of value to NFPA 13:V ictoria Valentine, National Fire Sprinkler Assocation, will lead a session on sloped sprinkler installations over storage; Matt Klaus, NFPA will lead a session on data needed to inform NFPA 13 obstruction rules; Steve Wolin, Code Consultants, Inc., will lead a session on high clearance sprinklers over operations (factory); Dan O’Connor, AON FPE will also lead a session on determining the equivalency between sprinklers and water mist.
The SupDet suppression program also has a strong focus on information for 13 – including exposed expanded plastics, lithium ion batteries, and Chapter 21.
I hope you can join us in Orlando.
Presentations given at a one day seminar, "Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection", are now available on the Research Foundation website.
The seminar took place June 27 at the Marriott Rive Gauche in Paris, France, drawing 110 attendees from 17 nations. The Research Foundation and NFPA's international operations department conducted the event, which featured 10 presentations by industry and research experts.
The Research Foundation and NFPA invite you to the Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection symposium to be held June 27, 2012 at the Marriott Rive Gauche in Paris, France.
High challenge warehouse fire protection strategies are of global concern to the fire protection community. As new high hazard commodities appear in challenging storage arrangements, new approaches to fire protection are required. This symposium will present recent global research to being carried out to address that need, and is being held in cooperation with the European Fire Sprinkler Network conference.
The programme (PDF, 22 KB) will feature recent research work sponsored by the Foundation’s Property Insurance Research Group and other global research organizations. Presentations from the insurance industry and global property owners will provide a perspective on emerging needs.
Register now and join attendees from around the globe for this unique event. Regular rate is $395. A special rate of $350 applies to those also attending the European Fire Sprinkler Network Conference.
We thank our honorary co-sponsors of the Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection:
NFPA and FPRF will present a one-day seminar focusing on recent global research that addresses high challenge warehouse storage and the call for improved fire protection strategies. The seminar, “Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection,” will be held June 27, 2012 at the Marriott Rive Gauche, in Paris, France, in cooperation with the European Fire Sprinkler Network conference.
“Many of today’s products including aerosols, lithium-ion batteries, and flammable and combustible liquids increasingly pose storage challenges in warehouses around the world,” said Kathleen Almand, executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. “Participants at this event will explore the latest global research on storage protection and how to improve safety in the future.”
The program will feature presentations from the insurance industry and global property owners who will provide a perspective on these emerging needs. In addition, global research organizations will highlight recent research works.
Case study presentations from the workshop: