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Energy Storage Systems: Fire Protection Research Foundation & NFPA Projects

  • Fire & Risk Alliance Conference Room, Department of Fire Protection Engineering 3106 JM Patterson Bldg College Park, MD (map)

Topic: Energy Storage Systems: Fire Protection Research Foundation & NFPA Projects
Speaker: Mr. Dan Gorham, NFPA
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 11:30-1200 Business Meeting and Lunch; 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presentation
Location:  Fire & Risk Alliance Conference Room, Department of Fire Protection Engineering

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) is an emerging topic in the fire protection community. This presentation will discuss the impact and requirements of several existing NFPA documents (e.g. 1 and 70) as well as a new document NFPA 855, Standard on Station Energy Storage Systems, which is currently in draft development. Additionally, the presentation will discuss several projects that the NFPA Research Foundation is conducting to address the associated fire hazards.