President of Fire Protection Engineering Firm Featured in July 2012 Emerging Trends Magazine

President and Founder of an Atlanta fire protection engineering firm, Jeff Harrington, discusses the changes that have evolved in designing clean agent fire suppression systems in the latest edition of Emerging Trends

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Jeff Harrington, CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc.

Duluth, GA (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

Jeff Harrington, President and Founder of Harrington Group, an Atlanta based fire protection engineering firm, is featured in the July 2012 issue of Emerging Trends, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) electronic newsletter. Emerging Trends is an editorial newsletter that features upcoming trends and topics in the fire protection engineering industry. In the July 2012 issue, Mr. Harrington discusses the evolution of clean agent fire suppression system design requirements. Before the 1990’s, the two most predominant gaseous agents used in fire suppression systems were Halon 1301 and carbon dioxide (CO2). Each agent had its own NFPA design and installation standard. However, in response to environmental protection regulations, Halon 1301 began to be phased out of production and was replaced by several new agents. As a result, a new, more complex NFPA standard was developed to accommodate the growing number of new clean agents. In the article, “Clean Agent Design Requirements Continue to Evolve”, Mr. Harrington details three changes that were published in the 2012 edition of NFPA 2001: Actuator solenoid supervision-in-place requirement with future effective date; Class A surface fire hazard design concentration safety factor modification; and Class C fire hazard design concentration safety factor increase.

Mr. Harrington is the President and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc., and has been working in the fire protection engineering industry since 1977. He is a frequent author and lecturer on an array of fire protection engineering topics and is a nationally recognized expert, having received numerous awards for his contributions to the fire protection engineering industry. He serves as the Chairman of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Technical Committee on Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems, which is responsible for three separate NFPA standards: NFPA 12, Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 12A, Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, and NFPA 2001, Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. He is also a leader in the activities of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), both locally and internationally.


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  • Diane Stone
    Harrington Group, Inc.
    770-564-3505
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