FPA open day postponed

30 November 2016

Due to a huge workload at our Blockley laboratory, we have needed to postpone the planned open day which was due to take place on Wednesday 7th December.

The FPA special projects team have needed to postpone the planned open day which was due to take place on Wednesday 7th December at our purpose built fire testing laboratory in Blockley, Gloucestershire. We will update you with a new date as soon as we can and we apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment.

The FPA’s laboratory open day is the ideal opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques in the fields of smoke management, standards application, fire detection & fire suppression for the defence and maritime sector. 

Focussing on the work we have undertaken and our capabilities in the maritime sector, delegates will be able to witness live, different techniques in operation.  Technical experts will be on hand throughout the day to discuss our latest projects and provide advice and guidance on smoke management, fixed systems and fighting fires in vessels.

08:30am Registration
09:00am Welcome and overview of FPA’s work in the application of standards. The FPA will also host a standards ‘drop-in’ surgery throughout the day.
9.15am Smoke Management: Overview of common issues and pitfalls in the
defence sector, including a case study: ‘Smoke seals on A60 Doors’
09:45am Live test demos:
  1. Smoke seals on A60 doors
  2. Atmosphere monitoring techniques
  3. Understanding smoke flow
10:15am Refreshments and networking
10:45am Recent advances in manual firefighting and fixed systems in the Royal Navy: Summary of key themes and common issues in fire detection and suppression for the defence and maritime sector, including FPA case study: ‘Intelligent fire suppression at sea, using the SIFSS system’
11:30pm Live test demos:
  1. Thermal Mapping Detection and Location for defence
  2. Quartzoid bulb reaction time
  3. Water mist nozzle selection for oil-based fires
12:30pm Lunch, networking and close
Attendance at this event is FREE of charge, but places are limited and booking is essential. To reserve your place(s) for the new date please contact Melissa Harrison at mharrison@thefpa.co.uk or call 01608 812534
FPA open day postponed