Leading fire research institute gains accuracy and reliability with precise and continuous gas measurements - Case Study
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute helps answer critical questions around fire safety and fire management through conducting live-fire experiments utilizing a variety of instruments and sensors. These instruments include a sophisticated sample conditioning system which incorporates Siemens ULTRAMAT 23 Gas Analyzers, capturing insightful information about fuel combustion and gas concentrations.
Do you know how long it takes for your couch to burn, if it catches fire? Underwriters Laboratories does. Specifically, that knowledge comes from the UL firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), which cis part of UL’s parent nonprofit organization and conducts fire research and develops practical fire service education to help firefighters stay safe while protecting people and property.
Partnering with fire service agencies and academic research departments worldwide, the team at UL FSRI conducts and distributes research and training programs that underscore the ever-shifting dynamics of residential, commercial, and industrial fires and the effect they have on fire management strategies and tactics.
As a firefighter himself, UL FSRI Research Engineer Keith Stakes has seen firsthand how life-saving the research can be. In fact, he’s the Battalion Chief at his local volunteer fire department, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in Maryland.“