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Study: Hybrid suppression systems need own standards

July 30, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—A hybrid fire suppression system is a combination water mist and gas suppression system, and because this new technology is a hybrid, there is no one NFPA standard that covers it. Should there be? A recently released study looked to answer that question.The Fire Protection Research Foundation initiated the project, which is titled a “Literature Review on Hybrid Fire Suppression Systems.” The foundation, based here, is an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association.Amanda...

Amanda Kimball, fire suppression, Physical Security, University of Maryland

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False alarms, MNS to be features of SupDet 2014

February 19, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The Fire Protection Research Foundation's annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SupDet) will take place March 4-7 this year and includes sessions useful for installers, such as ones on nuisance alarms and mass notification. “There are definitely things that would be of interest to installers,” said Amanda Kimball, research manager for the foundation, which is based here and is an affiliate of the National Fire Protection...

2014, Amanda Kimball, ANSI/UL, fire suppression, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Physical Security, University of Central Florida

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New guidance for cloud ceiling fire protection

August 28, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—Cloud ceilings—drop ceilings that don't extend all the way to perimeter walls—are increasingly popular in commercial and industrial buildings. But for fire protection, is a sprinkler system necessary on both the cloud ceiling and the structural ceiling above it? That's the question asked by a newly completed Fire Protection Research Foundation study. The foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association, based here, initiated the project....

Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation, Hughes Associates, Jason Floyd, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

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