UL to Host Smoke Characterization Workshop in November

Where there's smoke...

What better way to understand the relationship between smoke and fire then with a special workshop conducted on the subject by the world-renowned Underwriters Laboratories (UL)?

UL's Smoke Characterization Workshop (November 14-15, Lombard, Ill.) will present new information fire protection specialists and those involved in the life safety industry can put to use. UL will unveil information on its recently released UL Fire Protection Research Foundation Smoke Characterization Project. Through a partnership with the life safety industry, UL conducted research studies on fire and smoke and in particular the particles and gases that make up smoke. The assembled team of scientists and engineers completed their first phase of research, which includes insights into the hazards of smoke from home and office fires. This research also investigated the responsiveness of different kinds of smoke alarms in a scientific laboratory controlled test and gathered other need-to-know data.

Not only will new engineering design trends and field experience with smoke alarms and detectors be presented, but the workshop will include a tour of UL Laboratories and a smoke and fire demonstration. "One particular highlight of the workshop is the tour of UL lab facilities, because it isn't often people get to see testing operations of this magnitude," said Robert Tockarshewsky, Global Marketing Manager, UL Fire and Security Sector.

For registration or more information, visit the "UL University" website.