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Sunday, 26 February 2023 23:15

Short Course: Quantification of Fire Behaviour, Fire Retardancy & Fire Toxicity

Dates: Monday 17th April - Thursday 20th April 2023.

The VCA have secured the services of Proffesor T Richard Hull, of the Centre for Fire & Hazard Science at the University of Central Lancashire, to present a short course on ‘The Hazards from Fire: Quantification of Fire Behaviour, Fire Retardance & Fire Toxicity” during April 2023.

Find out more and register here!

This intensive 4-day course has been designed to introduce scientists and engineers to the fundamentals of fire behaviour, and will include:

  • Introduction to Fires and Fire Science: Flames, Fire Growth, Ignition, Flame Reactions.
  • Polymer Decomposition Mechanisms and how it’s studied
  • Interpretation of Thermal Analysis and Cone calorimetry data.
  • Measurement of Flammability and interpretation of results
  • Large-Scale tests (SBI, ISO 9705, Façade tests) and interpretation of results
  • Fire Retardants: Types, Performance & Sustainability
  • Fire Hazards: Heat, Smoke, Asphyxiants and Irritants, and,
  • Lessons from Real Fires

Registration fees for the 4-day course are $1,870 for VCA members and $2,470 for non-members exc. gst. This includes the full course and catering for all four days including the formal Course dinner on Wednesday 19th April, as well as lecture notes and a certificate of attendance after completion of the course.

Two one-on-one consultation sessions with Richard for interested businesses are also available to be held on Friday 21st April. This is based on a first-in first-served basis at a cost of $2300 exc. gst per half-day. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email the VCA Office to take this opportunity up and you will be advised on confirmation if you are successful

To find out more about what the course will cover, please CLICK HERE.

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