UL's New Science - Fire Safety Overview

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For more than a century, UL has advanced Fire Safety with the goals of helping to prevent fires, injury and loss of life, and minimize property damage. Advances in materials, design and construction techniques offer new benefits but also present new challenges and risks, making fire more dangerous today than in the past. From detection and reaction to containment, suppression and prevention, Fire Safety represents an increasingly complex ecosystem. UL works with manufacturers, authorities, built environment professionals and the firefighter community to stay at the forefront, creating New Science to shape the future of Fire Safety.

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UL's New Science - Fire Safety Overview

  1. 1. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  2. 2. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  3. 3. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  4. 4. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  5. 5. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013FIRE SAFETYToday’s advances in materials, designand construction techniques offer newbenefits but also present new challengesand risks, making fire more dangeroustoday than in the past. From detectionand reaction to containment, suppressionand prevention, Fire Safety representsan increasingly complex ecosystem.
  6. 6. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013FIRE SAFETY CHALLENGES
  7. 7. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 20131. “The U.S. Fire Problem,” National Fire Protection Association, Web: 18 Mar. 2013.http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?categoryID=953HOW CAN WE HELP MINIMIZE FIRERELATED INJURIES?
  8. 8. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 20132. “Home Electrical Fires,” National Fire Protection Association, Web: 18 Mar. 2013.http://www.nfpa.org/itemdetail.asp?categoryid=2439&itemid=55501&url=research/statistical%20reports/major%20causes/HOW CAN WE WORK TO REDUCETHE RATE OF ELECTRICALMALFUNCTIONS IN HOMES?
  9. 9. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 20133. “Performance of Home Smoke Alarms Analysis of the Response of Several Available Technologies in Residential Fire Settings,”NIST Technical Note 1455-1, February 2008. Executive Summary, Web: 18 Mar. 2013.http://www.nist.gov/el/fire_protection/buildings/upload/ExecSummaryfromNIST_TN_1455-1_Feb2008.pdfHOW CAN WE ASSIST IN DEVELOPINGMORE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES TOFIGHT FIRES?
  10. 10. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 20134. “Comparison of Modern and Legacy Home Furnishings,” UL Research Demonstration, 2009. Web: 9 Oct. 2012.https://www.ul.com/room_fire/room_fire.htmlHOW CAN IMPROVED PROCESSES ANDADVANCED INSIGHTS MITIGATE MOREDANGEROUS FIRES TODAY?
  11. 11. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013UL’S NEW SCIENCEOF FIRE SAFETYUL’s Fire Safety New Science involves avariety of important breakthroughs thatcan help save lives and limit loss ofproperty. We are creating new testingmethods, new insights and newprocesses that help advance Fire Safety.UL works withmanufacturers, authorities, builtenvironment professionals and thefirefighter community to stay at theforefront, creating New Science to shapethe future of Fire Safety.
  12. 12. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013LEARN MORE ABOUTWIRELESS CHARGINGOF ELECTRIC VEHICLESUL pioneered a methodology for testing wirelessEV chargers. We created new computationalmodeling techniques to gauge safety, compatibilityand efficiency.
  13. 13. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013WHAT DOES STATISTICALLYPREDICTING ELECTRICALARCING OFFER?UL engineers are using predictive modeling tohelp quantify risk and advance standards relatedto electrical arcing.
  14. 14. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013READ ABOUT OURADVANCED COMPUTERMODELINGUL is focusing on the behavior and structuralresponse of steel fire doors and wood beams ina fire environment.
  15. 15. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013DISCOVER THENEW DYNAMICS OFBASEMENT FIRESBasement fires are among the most dangerous.UL plays a critical role in examining the hazardsassociated with various types of residentialflooring systems to better understand this risk.
  16. 16. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013READ ABOUT OURWORK WITH LITHIUMION BATTERIESUL scientists and researchers are helping defineand develop safety tests that assess the propensityof a battery to experience a short circuit undercertain abuse conditions.
  17. 17. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013DISCOVER WHYMODERN RESIDENTIALFIRES ARE MOREDANGEROUS TODAYUL determined that fires today are moredangerous and pose more risks than in the past.Fire propagation is faster, and time toflashover, escape times and collapse times are allshorter.
  18. 18. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013LEARN ABOUT OURPV PANEL RESEARCHUL has led the discovery around fire risks associatedwith PV panels, developing a standard for arc faultprotection for PV systems and are among the firstto address fire service operational hazards.
  19. 19. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013ul.com/newscience/firesafety/+1 847.664.2040FOR MORE INFORMATION
  20. 20. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  21. 21. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013THANK YOU.

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