Fire Sprinkler International 2022 – spotlight on a unique programme of presentations

The conference programme, devised by Europe’s two largest professional sprinkler organisations – EFSN & BAFSA – will feature many innovative and ground-breaking developments from the water-based fire suppression industry world-wide. Over 50 presentations will be delivered over the two days.

It is now approaching five years since the Grenfell Tower disaster but the fallout continues. One reaction has been to see residential sprinklers systems much more widely applied in the UK. FSI 2022 pariticipants will hear how the London policy on sprinklers restricts funding for social housing to apartment buildings protected with sprinklers. Grenfell was partly made of combustible materials and Daniel Joyeux of Efectis will present French guidance on how to protect wooden residential buildings, sprinklers being part of the solution. Shayne Parker of Domestic Sprinklers will review lessons learned from the many high-rise retrofits he has conducted, while William Makant of Plumis will discuss how prescriptive approaches in standards can inhibit the take-up of innovative concepts. Ruud van Herpen of Eindhoven University will explain why a stay-in-place fire safety design for residential buildings is only reasonable if it is protected with sprinklers.

The increasing height and storage capacity of warehouses is a fire protection challenge. In our first plenary session Stuart Lloyd of Zurich Insurance will explain the challenge. In a workshop Johannes Zimmermann of SSI-Schäfer will next present a protection solution for his company’s shuttle systems, while Ingunn Haraldseid of Autostore will present the latest fire tests of a protection concept for her company’s system and Steve Wolin of Reliable will present the latest guidance from FM Global. Later Wes Baker of FM Global will discuss when ESFR designs can be based on just nine sprinklers.

Paul Sincaglia and Russ Fleming of the International Fire Suppression Alliance will then review the state of the global industry and their research into what works when it comes to developing sprinkler markets. On the second morning Amanda Kimball of the Fire Protection Research Foundation will give an update on its suppression research. In the final session Ben Ditch of FM Global will present his company’s latest research learning.
View the programme here
Two-day delegate passes: £700 for EFSN and BAFSA. Non members £800. Register here