James “Andy” Lynch
Director of R&D
Mr. Lynch serves as the Director of R&D for the Fire Risk Alliance (FRA). For over 15 years, Mr. Lynch has amassed a broad range of experience in fire protection engineering, code consulting, fire research and product development. Mr. Lynch has extensive fire testing experience having conducted numerous test series for litigation purposes, the military and commercial products. These projects include the development and testing of a volume sensor for shipboard use, smoke characterization and smoke detector response studies for litigation, comparative testing of smoke detector technologies and UL and FM standardized testing for smoke detectors, optical flame detectors, and suppression systems.
Mr. Lynch is familiar with developing and testing technologies to identify market opportunities, competitive advantages, applications, and obtaining the appropriate listings for use. Mr Lynch has prepared several test plans conducting literature reviews, evaluating code requirements, assessing the market and applications while using standardized testing practices to develop and execute productive test series. Mr. Lynch has analyzed soot growth using laser scattering to evaluate the effect of smoke particle size on smoke detector activation, examined soot deposits on smoke detector horns to identify activation, evaluated UV, IR, Visible and Acoustic detection of events, developed and tested Video Image Detection (VID) technologies, evaluated sprinkler nozzles and water additives and worked with NFPA, UL and FM to develop new code and testing standards for Video Image Detection.
Mr. Lynch has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.E. in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI. He is a member or the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society, the National Fire Protection Association, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and the International Association Fire Safety Science. Mr. Lynch is a fire testing Committee member which includes NFPA 251, NFPA 252, NFPA 253, NFPA 255, NFPA 257, NFPA 259, NFPA 260, NFPA 261, NFPA 262, NFPA 265, NFPA 268, NFPA 269, NFPA 270, NFPA 271, NFPA 274, NFPA 275, NFPA 276, NFPA 277, NFPA 285, NFPA 286, NFPA 287, NFPA 288, NFPA 289, NFPA 290, NFPA 701, NFPA 705 fire codes.
For those who plan to attend, could you please RSVP ASAP for our menu planning purposes at Sizzlers.
3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date: Thursday – March 10th 2016 11:30 AM PDT
Sizzler’s has changed their menu for our lunch meeting where individual meals are not available but instead everyone still has access to their Salad Bar, and we will order Chicken and Steak buffet style platter sets as needed.
Please use the pay pal link below to prepay and remember to enter your cooking preference for your steak should you choose that option.