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Kathleen Almand

Kathleen H. Almand, P.E., is executive director of The Fire Protection Research Foundation.


Residential Electrical System Aging Research Project

Concern has been expressed in the electrical community regarding the aging of electrical systems in residential occupancies, possibly resulting in fires. A question not yet fully answered is: "Why is there a residential electrical fire problem in the United States, even though we have such a good code?” Among the potential answers may be that electrical components, like any product, age over time.