February 19th, 2016 NCN-SFPE meeting and luncheon

Please join us in San Francisco for the February 19th, 2016 meeting and luncheon.
This meeting will be held at Buca Di Beppo in San Francisco, CA
Address: 855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103


James “Andy” Lynch, Director of R&D, Fire Risk Alliance


James “Andy” Lynch serves as the Director of R&D for the Fire Risk Alliance (FRA). For over 15 years, he has amassed a broad range of experience in fire protection engineering, code consulting, fire research and product development. Andy has extensive fire testing experience having conducted numerous test series for litigation purposes, the military and commercial products. These projects include the development and testing of a volume sensor for shipboard use, smoke characterization and smoke detector response studies for litigation, comparative testing of smoke detector technologies and UL and FM standardized testing for smoke detectors, optical flame detectors, and suppression systems.

Mr. Lynch has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.E. in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI. He is a member or the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society, the National Fire Protection Association, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and the International Association Fire Safety Science. Mr. Lynch is a Fire Testing Committee member which includes over 25 NFPA standards.


New Fire Protection Suppression Technologies

This presentation will cover results from testing new fire protection technologies. The first technology is a new deluge nozzle. The design has improved water usage using a new spray characterization apparatus developed by Custom Spray Solutions at the University of Maryland Fire Protection Engineering program. The new nozzle has been designed to improve the throw of the nozzle, water distribution, droplet velocity, and droplet size for a specific application. The second technologies are water additive agents that has been field tested in the city of New York and the FDNY training facility the rock. One water additive is used on class C fires such as manholes, transformers, and switches. Results from Class C testing and manual operation leakage testing will be presented. The other water additive is used on deep seated fires and for flammable liquid fire suppression during manual and fixed system operations. The presentation will end with a new system for fighting confined space fires and a new form factor fire extinguisher that complies with ADA requirements.


11:40 – 12:00    Doors Open and Lunch is Served
12:05 – 12:50     Presentation

12:50 – 1:05       Open Discussion – Time allocated for members/attendees to contribute in an open discussion and provide information on “what is happening in FPE world.”

Register at www.ncnsfpe.org

As always, we look forward to your participation and attendance at this month’s local Chapter event.