Fire Protection Research Foundation Hosts 26th Annual Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Symposium

Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET® 2023)The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®), will host the 26th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET® 2023) from September 12–14, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook in Northbrook, Illinois.

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.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • The Impact of Modern Vehicle Hazards in Parking Garages & Vehicle Carriers
    Kevin Carr, NFPA; Victoria Hutchison, FPRF
  • Final Validation Testing of the Lading Fluorine-Free Foals for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Applications
    Jerry Back, Jensen Hughes
  • Mitigation of Runaway and Propagation in Lithium-Ion Battery Packs
    J.G. Quintiere, Q dot LLC
  • Automatic Storage Retrieval Systems—Testing for the Future
    Ingunn Haraldseid, AutoStore
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Plan Review: Harnessing Technology to Solve Legacy Workflow
    Robert Solomon and Matthew Foley, SLS Consulting, LLC
  • Smoke Detector Spacing on High Ceilings
    Scott Lang, Honeywell; Mishuk Datta, Jensen Hughes
  • Panel Discussion: Evaluating Data & Voice Signals in Pathway Survivable Cables for Life Safety Systems
    Richard Roberts, Honeywell Fire; Alan Perdue, Safer Buildings Coalition; Allan Sanedrin, UL Solutions; and Jacqueline Wilmot, FPRF

Details about this year’s conference along with proceedings from past SUPDET symposia are available on the NFPA websiteRegister today to attend.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

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