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Innovation and R&D

Every year we dedicate part of our operating budget to R&D projects in all of our business lines.
In many areas related to fire safety and security / intrusion detection, we assist our clients in evaluating and testing innovative techniques and solutions.
We can also use our Research Tax Credit (CIR) accreditation for our customers.
Under the guidance of our innovation committee, we work on innovative issues such as fire detection by image analysis, the development of test methods to evaluate cameras, the risks related to the use of electric batteries, or cybersecurity.

In addition, our teams are working on the development of new methodologies.
These new protocols allow our customers to:
  • Stand out from the competition by providing the market with products whose performance characteristics have been tested by our laboratories.
  • Obtain a CNPP Approval certificate of conformity
The latest: a testing method unique in Europe for video surveillance appliances.

CNPP currently hosts two PhD students working on:
  • Evacuation engineering in partnership with the Theoretical and Applied Energetics and Mechanics Laboratory (LEMTA) [part of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS)] in Nancy.
  • The interaction between smoke clearance systems and sprinkler-type facilities in partnership with the GIF (Group of manufacturers and installers of thermal insulation and smoke evacuation equipment).
Other work:
PhD thesis on the study of interactions between fire phenomena and water-based fire extinguisher systems and the development of a calculation module in FDS software (defence in December 2013). This work was conducted in partnership with the CNRS (Laboratory of Energy and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) in Nancy and at the University of Lorraine.
It was the subject of lectures at the French Mechanical Engineering Congress, INTERFLAM, the 13th International Conference and Exhibition of Fire Science and Engineering, and the International Water Mist Conference.

We have recently developed our skills in the behaviour of flame structures. As specialist in fire engineering, we are now able to model the structural response of a building subject to a fire scenario.
We are carrying out R&D work on:
  • The modelling of fire-water interaction,
  • The modelling of evacuation conditions and time necessary for evacuation,
  • Cohabitation between sprinklers / natural smoke clearance
CNPP is a partner in the FLUMILOG project.
The Flumilog method is the result of many full-scale tests of warehouse fires to collect quantitative data and compare the calculation methods of the key stakeholders involved in the project.
In addition, our teams are working on the following themes:
  • the vulnerability of IP networks;
  • the definition of an evaluation procedure for CCTV cameras based on the international standard IEC 62676-1-1.
The definition of an evaluation procedure for access control equipment based on the international standard IEC 60 839-1-1.

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