WPI's New State-of-the-Art Fire Laboratory Facility

  • April 08, 2013
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Gateway Park (50 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA)
  • 9


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Current Chapter members are eligible for discounted event pricing.
  • Student members of the Chapter are eligible for special event pricing.

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The WPI Fire Protection Engineering Department welcomes you to the new state-of-the-art fire laboratory at Gateway Park in Worcester, MA that was recently opened in 2013. This facility has new and enhanced full-scale and bench-scale capabilities including a 6 m. calorimeter hood rated for 3 MW fires, fire propagation apparatus, differential scanning calorimeter, and thermogravimetric analysis. This facility is also designed to provide high-quality data free of interference from noise, vibrations, and environmental factors.


4:00PM-5:00PM: Board of Directors Meeting (members welcome!) [Conference Room 1208]

5:00PM-5:30PM: WPI Fire Laboratory Tour [Fundamentals Lab and Burn Lab]

5:30PM-6:30PM: Dinner and Networking [FPE Facility]

6:30PM-8:00PM: Three Student Presentations on Fire Laboratory Research [Classroom 1226]


This event is generously sponsored by WR Grace and the registration is free. In lieu of a registration charge, donations to the A.L. Brown Scholarship Fund are very much appreciated. Registrations will be limited to 75 attendees.  

Large calorimeter hood in the Burn Lab

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