Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
1-847-664-1508 | www.ul.com
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of proven history. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers’ products each year. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 62 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 99 countries. Accidental death and property destruction from fire are universal problems shared
around the world by local fire services and the citizens they serve. Unfortunately, no community is free from deliberate or accidental fire threats.
Whether they are in Chicago, Buenos Aires, Beijing or London or any city in between, the contents of homes and workplaces all burn in the same fashion … with the same devastating results.
With its roots firmly in fire safety, Underwriters Laboratories® has earned a global reputation as a leader in applying its testing methods, highly sophisticated fire data modeling techniques and technical expertise to addressing fire-related issues.
From testing new technologies to solving decadesold problems, UL fire research is core to our public safety mission and our ongoing contribution to societal well-being.
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Technology Presentation for the Campus Fire Forum 2011
SAFETY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY – AN EMERGING TREND
by Dwayne Sloan, Principal Engineer (PDE)
UL will discuss the electrical and fire requirements based on major Codes, provide an overview of UL Standards and Certifications that govern PVs, and discuss known installation and fire concerns.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Building Materials, Roofing Materials & Systems, and Air Ducts
12 Laboratory Drive
Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina 27709
Dwayne.E.Sloan@us.ul.com | www.ul.com | 919- 549-1676
Dwayne Sloan is the Principal Engineer of Reaction to Fire for Underwriters Laboratories covering Building Materials, Room Contents, Roofing Materials & Systems, and Air Ducts. This includes flammability of room contents, such as mattresses and furniture. In this role, and in these product areas, Dwayne provides technical leadership for UL’s certification services, UL Standards development activities, and assistance with Code development.
Dwayne is also UL’s voting member for other Standards committees such as ASTM E05 Fire Standards, NFPA Fire Test Committee, NFPA Committee on Air Conditioning, and NFPA Life Safety Code, Furnishings & Contents where he participates in their Standard development processes. During his 22 years at UL, he has worked in and managed a variety of UL’s fire-protection areas. Dwayne has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.