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Centre for Integrated Energy Research

Visit to Spadeadam Test Site

Many thanks to fire graduate Gary Tomlin, now Vice President of UK Safety and Risk and Global Head of Practice for DNV GL for inviting fire MSc students, staff and graduates to the Spadeadam world leading test site in Cumbria. A range of highly impressive demonstrations were arranged - full-scale pool and jet fires, gas explosions and solid explosive detonations. Through the day, ‘linking to theory’ talks were given by fire MSc course director, Dr Roth Phylaktou. The visit (to become an annual event) also marked a the start of a closer working relationship between DNV GL and the University, with nine students now commencing postgraduate fire and explosion studies at Leeds.