Posts Tagged ‘Fire Protection Research Foundation’

New ESFR Obstruction Test Results

October 12th, 2015 Comments off

FPRFNFPA’s Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) initiated a two-phase study on the effects of obstructions on the ESFR sprinkler system’s ability to suppress fires. Phase one, which was primarily a literature review on the topic, was completed in 2014 and the fire test results from the second phase are now published. The tests were performed on Group A Plastics in rack storage configurations protected by K-17 ESFR sprinklers. Read more…

Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection

August 21st, 2012 Comments off

On June 27 the Research Foundation and NFPA’s international operations department presented a seminar on research to address high challenge storage protection for aerosols, lithium batteries, flammable and combustible liquids, automated storage and retrieval systems, and others. 110 attendees from 17 nations attended this event in Paris, France to explore the latest global research and emerging trends on storage protection. Read more…

NFPA Project on HVLS Fans and Sprinkler Systems Wins Research Foundation Medal

July 2nd, 2012 Comments off

The 2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal was awarded to the research project on “High Volume/Low Speed Fans and Sprinkler Operation”. This two-phase project was conducted to study the impact of High Volume Low Speed Fans (HVLS) on fire safety. Issues raised on their usage as they relate to general sprinkler performance Read more…

NFPA Seminar On Global Research Of High Challenge Warehouse Storage

January 20th, 2012 Comments off

NFPA and the Fire Protection Research Foundation will present the latest global research on high challenge warehouse storage. The one-day seminar, titled “Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection,” will be held on June 27, 2012 at the Marriott Rive Gauche, in Paris, France, in cooperation with the European Fire Sprinkler Network conference. Read more…

Advances in Dust Explosion Risk Assessment

August 15th, 2011 Comments off

Recent dust explosion accidents and their aftermath highlighted a renewed need to focus on a better understanding of the methods used in preventing these incidents. A two-phase study was commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation of NFPA to develop and verify a more accurate methodology to assess dust explosion hazards while resolving the controversies associated with the current standards. Part I of this study has now been completed Read more…

Do HVLS Fans Risk Fire Safety?

February 2nd, 2011 Comments off

High-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans require little energy to ventilate large commercial and industrial buildings, and their use can result in considerable cost savings to business owners. But do they compromise fire safety? What are the codes requiring? Read more…