DIRECTOR GENERAL - FIRE SAFETY, CIVIL DEFENSE AND HOME GUARDS LAUNCHES SPRINKLER Z-CARD AT FIRE INDIA 2019
15th October 2019
Director General, Shri M Nageswar Rao, IPS, has launched the FLPFI sprinkler z-card at Fire India 2019, the largest fire and safety show in Asia which took place in New Delhi from the 19-21 September 2019.
Produced by the Fire Loss Prevention Forum of India (FLPFI), the aim of the sprinkler z-card is to raise awareness and educate people on the benefits of automatic fire sprinklers to provide property protection as well as life safety.
Attracting a high-calibre of speakers and key industry stakeholders from across the fire sector, the theme of the conference was ‘Fire Safe & Disaster Free India – Building a Surakshit Bhart.’ This annual event saw fire safety professionals exchange ideas, share knowledge and take part in networking opportunities.
On the opening day, the conference saw Director General, Shri M Nageswar Rao, IPS, launch the FLPFI z-card on sprinklers. The z-card addresses how sprinklers work, typical myths and misconceptions, the history of fire sprinklers and provides insight into their reliability and effectiveness.
During the conference, the Director General showed great interest in how sprinklers work from fellow dignitaries on the dais.
The conference also saw FLPFI’s Executive Secretary and International Codes and Standards Consultant for FM Global Srikanth Yajjala deliver an engaging and well-attended presentation on Automatic Fire Sprinklers – Protecting You and Your Property Day and Night.
His presentation focused on the evolution of sprinkler technology, critical sprinkler characteristics that affect performance of sprinklers, changes in terminology used to categorise sprinklers, and the difference between control vs suppression performance. He also showed side-by-side demonstrations of sprinklered vs unsprinklered storage fires
“Automatic sprinklers are tried and tested and have proven to be the most practical and reliable means of controlling a fire in business and industry,” said Srikanth Yajjala of FLPFI. “Fire India enabled us to drive greater awareness of loss prevention practices and solutions against fire and explosions.”
A not-for-profit organisation, the Fire Loss Prevention Forum of India has been formed to provide a knowledge-sharing platform to discuss and promote robust loss prevention practices and solutions against fire and explosions.