SP Fire Technology inaugurates new premises

Published:  20 March, 2014

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden expands its facilities by 1000 m² with 30 office rooms and a new laboratory.

Expansion at the rate of about 10 % per year meant that the Borås-based test house was growing out of its existing premises while at the same time establishing new services.

In the new ‘Spray’ laboratory SP can perform such work as testing older sprinkler heads and checking the performance of fusible links for fire ventilators. ‘These are important components which must work in the presence of a fire.  In addition, we are installing advanced equipment for laser measurement of flow fields in smoke and water mist, known as Particle Image Velocimetry, PIV.  Data from such tests can be used to verify calculations or to forecast the spread of smoke,’ said a spokersperson.

The formal opening was performed by SP’s CEO Maria Khorsand and the Chairman of Borås City Council, Per OlofHöög. Together they triggered off an impressive flame that burned away the inaugural tape.

SP’s CEO, Maria Khorsand, and the Chairman of Borås City Council, Per OlofHöög.

The event was attended by over 100 invited guests from businesses and public services in Borås.  It was followed by a tour of the new facilities, with presentations of the risks of bus fires, arson and our new working area in the offshore field, with the latter being supported by a presentation by SP project partner the Norwegian Fire Research Laboratory, NBL.

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