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The 2021 Energy Storage Systems Safety and Reliability Forum will be held April 20-21, 2021. The forum provides a platform for discussing the current state of ESS Safety & Reliability and stratagems for improving cell-to-system level safety and reliability. This forum will provide an overview of work in, and creating the future of, energy storage safety and reliability. It offers a unique mix of learning from subject matter experts and stakeholders in energy storage.
 
General Manager Paul Hayes will lead a presentation on “Deflagration and Venting Evaluations for Enclosures” at 4 pm EST on April 21st. Click here for registration information.

Paul Hayes, GM of American Fire Technologies, recently spoke on the fire suppression topic of “Most Challenging Applications” at the FSSA 38th Annual Forum in Kissimmee, Florida.

Paul also has upcoming speaking engagement at the Energy Storage Systems Safety & Reliability Forum March 4-5 in Richland, Washington to discuss “Lithium Ion Gas Release, Gas Detection and Explosion Hazards”.

On March 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST, Paul will be the presenter of a FSSA Webinar titled “Protection of Energy Storage Systems” which is open to both FSSA members and non-members. Click here for Registration Information.

PowerGen 2019 is now behind us, but PowerGen gave us a vision of the future of power; we were not disappointed. American Fire Technologies was excited to setup a booth and participate in the event. Many colleagues took time to visit our booth and meet with our representatives. In addition, AFT’s General Manager, Paul Hayes, was one of the panel members for the “Session 2C: Lithium-ion and the Future of Safe Energy Storage” along with other members: Chris Ruckman, Energy Storage Director, Burns & McDonnell: Ray Hohenstein, market applications director, Fluence: Jay Goldin, Vice President, Munich Re Green Tech Solutions: Peter Gibson, Vice President, LG Chem: Todd Kerschbaum, Chief Technical Officer, JERA Americas. There was much interest and discussion surrounding the topic of energy storage safety as the members welcomed Q&A’s. Looking forward to PowerGen 2020!

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American Fire Technologies is a proud sponsor of the Knowledge Hub sessions at PowerGen International 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA – November 19-21, 2019.

American Fire Technologies’ Paul Hayes, FPE, will present “A Practical Phased Approach to Fire System Design in a Large Scale Battery Storage System.” within the Energy Storage Systems Sessions, Number 8F, Booth 1219. Attendees can visit American Fire Technologies at Booth #919 on the exhibit floor. For more information visit www.power-gen.com.

The Hiller Companies is pleased to announce the purchase of American Fire Technologies (AFT) in Wilmington, North Carolina. AFT was welcomed into the Hiller family on June 28, 2019.

“As Hiller continues to grow, we look for opportunities to expand our offerings and expertise. American Fire Technologies strengthens Hiller’s special hazard fire suppression, detection and design capabilities while expanding our market along the East Coast,” Hiller CEO & President Patrick Lynch said. “AFT gives us deeper reach into many key verticals regionally and across the country.”

American Fire Technologies supports commercial, educational, governmental, industrial, medical and utilities markets nationally and internationally in the areas of suppression, detection management and design. Their professionals have expertise in fire safety and special hazard systems and are dedicated to providing customers with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art products.

Hiller plans to maintain all of AFT’s management, staff and technicians, so customers can continue to count on the dependable and professional services they have always received. This will ensure a seamless transition of AFT to a division of The Hiller Companies.

“We are excited to become a part of the Hiller team,” Paul Hayes, AFT CEO said. “We believe that together, American Fire Technologies and Hiller will offer our customers the excellence they have come to expect by continuing to deliver quality and value. We will also be able to grow our offerings and expand our service with the strength of the Hiller family behind us.”