Residential Flashover Prevention Research

Report Covers First Phase of Flashover Prevention Research

April 30, 2020

Cover of research report

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) "Residential Flashover Prevention with Reduced Water Flow: Phase 1" report is based on research funded by the U.S. Fire Administration. 

This report covers the results of the first phase of the UL FSRI study investigating how to optimize the flow rate and distribution of water needed to prevent flashover in some residential fire scenarios. The aim is to develop the basis for a low cost, retrofittable option for homeowners using the existing domestic water supply in detached single family homes.

Access the report here.

Relevant Resources: 

RESOURCE # 1: UL FSRI Residential Flashover Prevention Research project page