Professor Ali Rangwala Receives Award

April 12, 2017

Congratulations to WPI Fire Protection Engineering Professor Ali Rangwala for his award entitled “Phase III:  Use and misuse scenario-based testing of portable gasoline containers fitted with a flame mitigation device” sponsored by ASTM.  The overall project involves analyzing the flammability hazard associated with household portable gasoline containers (like the ones found in Home Depot, Target etc). The current phase of the research will develop an experimental platform to test Flame Mitigation Devices (FMD’s) for  portable gasoline containers. The major impact from this work will be a new ASTM standard related to FMD testing.