What’s Going on at SUPDET 2013 this year?
The 17th annual Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Research and Applications (SUPDET) symposium has been happening all week in Orlando. This year’s program has been addressing the latest on topics including:
- Detection research including cooking fire detection research, strategies to address unwanted alarms, and detection of wild land fires;
- Sprinkler protection strategies including lithium ion batteries; and
- Clean agent technology research
I’ve been attending all week and am excited to moderate this morning’s session regarding clean agents, where I will be responsible for introducing each speaker and leading the question & answer sessions for each segment. Today’s clean agent sessions include such topics as the use of the inert gas Inergen in historic buildings; Class C clean agent testing using external energy augmentation, and a case study performance based sustainable Halon system replacement for a critical military jet engine test facility.
The Fire Protection Research Foundation has a blog so that you can follow everything from this year at SUPDET.
By Jeff Harrington, CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc.