The National Fire Protection Association's World Safety Conference & Exposition(R) recently took place at the Dallas Convention Center in May. Several new and innovative products for the fire protection industry were on display. Here are some of the highlights of the show.

FPE Software, Inc. has released two software programs for evaluating fire pumps and sprinkler hydraulics. The Fire Pump Evaluation Program 2002 is designed for recording fire pump test results and developing a pump performance history (actual pump flow (gpm) and pressure (psi)) for both horizontal split-case and vertical turbine fire pumps, with either constant or variable speed drives. "The" Sprinkler Program 2001 features supply and demand capabilities, the ability to calculate to negative pressures, system size capability (600 nodes, 600 pipes, 5 sources of supply, 5 fire pumps, 5 flow dependent pressure loss devices), capability for updates and/or corrections, and more. FPE Software, Inc.