Equipment and Facilities

The UNC Charlotte Fire Protection and Safety Management Program has faculty from different geographic and educational backgrounds, representing the fire science and safety science fields. The program has a variety of equipment available to perform research and teach students how to use them to acquire data.

The Fire Protection Engineering Lab (Smith 304) is facilitated with state-of-the-art apparatuses and equipment that enable fulfilling research projects in different areas including Explosion, Flammability and Toxicity, Fire dynamic, and Structure Fires. (Full descriptions of equipment available here):

  • Cone Calorimeter
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • NBS Smoke Density Chamber
  • Environmental Test Chamber
  • UL-94 flammability chamber
  • Q600 thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA)/differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • FLIR infrared high-speed camera
  • High-end radiation thermometer (pyrometer)
  • Various ovens and furnaces

The Occupational Safety Program has a variety of Safety/Industrial Hygiene equipment available for student labs and research projects:

  • MultiRAE 4-Gas 10.6 eV Photoionization Detector
  • TSI Q-Trak 7545 IAQ Meter
  • 3M EARFit Hearing Protection Fit Testing
  • Sound Level Meter, Noise Dosimeters
  • Heat Stress Monitors
  • Radiation Detectors
  • Personal Sampling Pumps
  • Anemometers, Flow Capture Hood