August 16, 2023
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is hosting the 26th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference from September 12-14, 2023, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook in Northbrook, IL.
The Fire Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Research and Applications Conference (SUPDET) will address the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the fire protection community.
Since 1997, the Foundation has organized the annual SUPDET conference, bringing together leading experts in the field of fire protection engineering including designers, manufacturers, installers, and AHJs, to share recent research and developments on techniques used for fire suppression, detection, and signaling.
This year’s program features 30 presentations focusing on the latest topics and benefits from research related to energy storage systems (ESS), lithium-ion batteries, fluorine-free and other foams, cybersecurity, emerging technologies such as AI, and more.
Final Validation Testing of the Lading Fluorine-Free Foals for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting ApplicationsJerry Back, Jensen Hughes
Mitigation of Runaway and Propagation in Lithium-ion Battery PacksJ.G. Quintiere, Q dot LLC
Automatic Storage Retrieval Systems – Testing for the FutureIngunn Haraldseid, AutoStore
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Plan Review: Harnessing Technology to Solve Legacy WorkflowRobert Solomon and Matthew Foley, SLS Consulting, LLC
Beam Detection Technology: Challenges & SolutionsAllen Brier, Fireray
Smoke Detector Spacing on High CeilingsScott Lang, Honeywell; Mishuk Datta, Jensen Hughes
Corrosive Impacts of Soot, Smoke & Fire Suppression Agents: Strategies for Analysis, Restoration, and Mitigation Randy Schubert, Ericsson
Panel Discussion: Evaluating Data & Voice Signals in Pathway Survivable Cables for Life Safety SystemsRichard Roberts, Honeywell Fire; Alan Perdue, Safer Buildings Coalition; Allan Sanedrin, UL Solutions; and Jacqueline Wilmot, FPRF
The impact of Modern Vehicle Hazards in Parking Garages & Vehicle Carriers Kevin Carr, NFPA; Victoria Hutchison, FPRF
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