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Beyond Cause & Origin: Engineering Analysis of Building Fire

Date:
Wednesday & Thursday, November 11 & 12, 2015

 

Seminar Description:

Fire Protection Engineers (FPEs) play a vital role in the investigation and analysis of building fires. FPEs have the educational background and training to identify and address building and fire code issues that may have contributed to the ignition and/or development of a fire; they also have the education and training to analyze the dynamics of building fires as well as the expected and actual performance of different fire protection systems under fire conditions. This seminar addresses different types of engineering analyses related to building fires, including ignition, fire spread, fire detection, fire suppression, fire confinement and egress analysis. This seminar also addresses the legal context under which most fire investigations are conducted. A number of case studies are presented to demonstrate the engineering analysis of building fires. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different roles for fire protection engineers in fire investigations;
  • Understand the legal and regulatory context for fire investigations and experts;
  • Understand the role of building codes and fire safety standards in assessing standards of care for building design, construction, operation and maintenance;
  • Appreciate how fire modeling and fire dynamics analysis can be used for fire scenario hypothesis testing;

Attendee Requirements:
All participants are welcome to attend this seminar. Participants should have an interest in the role of FPEs in fire investigation and should come prepared to discuss their own experiences in fire protection engineering and fire investigation.

 

Presented by:            

Frederick W. Mowrer, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE, Director, Cal Poly

Dr. Frederick W. Mowrer is the Director of Fire Protection Engineering Programs at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA (fpe.calpoly.edu), where he also teaches FPE graduate courses in the program. Dr. Mowrer holds a PhD in Fire Protection Engineering and Combustion Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mowrer served on the faculty of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland for 21 years before retiring with emeritus status in 2008. Dr. Mowrer is a Fellow and Past President of the SFPE (2002) and currently serves as Chair of the Technical Steering Committee of the SFPE. He has been involved in the investigation and analysis of hundreds of fires, including major fires at the MGM Grand Hotel, the Las Vegas Hilton, the First Interstate Bank, One Meridian Plaza, the World Trade Center, the Station Nightclub, and the Cook County Administration Building.

Richard Thomas Long, Jr., P.E., CFEI, is a Principal Engineer in Exponent’s Thermal Sciences practice and the Director of Exponent’s Maryland office. Mr. Long has investigated and analyzed numerous losses ranging from small residential fires to large explosions. He has provided testimony as an expert witness in various courts regarding fire origin and cause and is a registered Fire Protection Engineer in numerous states.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Earn 14 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar.

Fees:

Can be found here.

 

Industrial Special Hazard Fire Protection

Date:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

 

Seminar Description: 
This one-day seminar identifies and characterizes the fire hazards in demanding industrial occupancies varies widely and presents quite a challenge for specifying, insuring or approving fire professionals. Participants will gain a perspective and understanding of useful fire protection options from Fire Suppression Systems Association experts.

 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand how to characterize the types of special hazards in various industrial occupancies and how to assist in determining suitable suppression methods.
  • Learn the difference between available special hazard protection methods.
  • Understand the applicable codes and standard and where to find them.
  • Learn tips on how to install fire protection properly in industrial hazards.
Presented by:
Eric Burkland has been active in the special hazards fire protection industry for the past 15-years specializing in the design, sale and project management of special hazard fire protection systems encompassing some of the most challenging commercial, industrial and automotive applications.

As a participating member of the Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) since 2004, Eric served as the youngest president in the history of the association for the 2014 term. He currently serves as Program Committee Chairman and Website Committee Chairman.
   
  Timothy Carman, P.E., is a SFPE member that has worked in the fire protection industry since 1985. He has specialized for the past 17 years in Special Hazards suppression systems including; Clean Agents, CO2 and Detection & Control Systems, and has held roles in Product Management, Sales, Engineering, and Business Development. He is currently the Western Regional Sales Manager for Janus Fire Systems. Tim is a registered Fire Protection Engineer in the State of Oregon and resided in Portland.
  Dale Edlbeck, is currently retired, Dale’s career in fire protection spanned over 42 years. He brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the field. Initially starting with Ansul as a technician in their R & D department he soon moved into an instructor’s role at the world famous Ansul Fire School. Over a span of 13 years he instructed students from all over the world methods of extinguishing fires using various extinguishing mediums. In addition to suppression of the typical fuels the school also conducted LNG schools that included working with, and extinguishing LNG fires.
Dale spent the remainder and the majority of his career at Ansul/Tyco in the Technical Services Department. His duties covered support for and design of dry chemical and gaseous fire suppression systems. He ended his career with Tyco as Manager of Technical Services for Carbon Dioxide Systems. As part of his duties he worked in the LNG field analyzing hazards and designing fire suppression systems to protect those hazards. As part of his responsibilities he was a member of the NFPA 59A technical committee covering LNG Fire Protection Systems for over 20 years.
Dale holds an Associate Degree in Mechanical Design. He is certified by NICET as Level IV in Fire Protection Engineering Technology. He served on the NFPA GFE technical committee that covers Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems for over 20 years until his retirement. He represented Tyco on the FSSA Technical Committee from 2005 until his retirement and continues with the organization as an Honorary Member.
  Lance D. Harry, P.E., is the Director of Product Management and Marketing for Kidde Fire Systems. Mr. Harry’s primary responsibility is strategic support of all product management and product development activities; as well as responsibility for all marketing activities including tradeshows, advertising, product launch and on-line presence.

Mr. Harry holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering. Lance has worked in a variety of technical, managerial, marketing and sales related positions within the family of UTC special hazards fire protection businesses over the past 20 years; including Fenwal, Chemetron and Marioff businesses prior to the current role with Kidde Fire Systems.
  Jeffrey Kidd is the Engineered Systems Sales Manager for Hiller New England located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. He has been in the special hazard fire protection industry since 1989 and with The Hiller Companies since 1997.

A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, Jeffrey is a NICET Level IV engineering professional, certified in special hazard fire suppression systems design.

Jeffrey represents The Hiller Companies on the FSSA (Fire Suppression Systems Association) Technical Committee and the NFPA Standard for Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems Technical Committee. Jeffrey also serves on the FSSA on the NFPA 45 Laboratories Containing Chemicals Technical Committee.
 

Mark Pillow entered the fire protection industry in 1972 having spent the first twenty-one years with independent distribution and the past twenty years in sales and management for fire protection manufactures.

Mark is currently the Director of Sales for The Solberg Company, a global supplier of firefighting foam agents and fixed foam system hardware. The company is headquartered in Green Bay, WI with operations in Bergen, Norway and Sydney, Australia.

Over the past forty-three years Mark’s experience has covered all product aspects of fire protection from portable extinguishers and extinguishing agents to fixed special hazard suppression systems. Mark’s experiences have also included responsibility for sales, sales management, training and design for engineered fire suppression systems such as detection & control, carbon dioxide system and clean agent systems including fixed foam systems.

Mark has served on several national technical committees including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committees on mining and telecommunications where he served as the Secretary of that committee and the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) as Vice President.

 

Tom Wysocki has worked in development, laboratory testing, sales, system design, installation and startup, service and troubleshooting of a wide range of fire protection systems including water based systems, industrial dry chemical, foam, Halon, carbon dioxide, and clean agents since 1973. A physicist by education, his experience includes design of electronic fire alarm control panels. Tom has designed and installed protection for a wide variety of hazards including commercial kitchens, manufacturing facilities, oil and gas facilities, marine vessels, and both fossil and nuclear power plants. He has provided consulting services to nuclear power plants both in the United States and overseas.

Wysocki is employed by Guardian Services Inc. (GSI) a fire protection consulting firm providing research, development, risk assessment, general fire protection consulting and expert witness services to both manufacturers and end users of fire protection systems. He currently serves as President and Senior Technical Consultant for GSI.


Tom is currently a member of the NFPA technical committees for the following standards: NFPA 12 Carbon Dioxide systems, NFPA 12A Halon 1301 systems (past Chairman), NFPA 75 Electronic Data Processing Systems (past Chairman), and NFPA 2001 Clean Agent Systems. He serves as Technical Director for the Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA). Wysocki is a Professional Member of the SFPE.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Earn 7 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar.

Fees:

Can be found here.

 

Principles of Fire Protection Engineering

Date:
Wednesday - Friday, November 11-13, 2015

 

Seminar Description: 

The Principles of Fire Protection Engineering seminar is open to all individuals interested in gaining or refreshing their basic to intermediate knowledge of the principles of fire protection engineering. This seminar is intended for individuals that have design, enforcement, or advisory responsibilities, fire protection engineers, architects, fire prevention personnel and others concerned with fire protection.

This seminar consists of 6 sessions over three days.

  1. Combustion and Ignition Phenomenon – Diffusion flame combustion, fire dynamics, and suppression mechanisms.
  2. Life Safety/Human Behavior in Fire - Basic concepts on how buildings are protected from fire and how humans behave during emergencies. Includes an examination of means of egress concepts, human tenability limits, occupant responses to cues, decision making by people in fire situations and evacuation times.
  3. Fire Endurance Evaluation – Performance of basic construction materials in the fire environment. Includes a review of the development and application of fire endurance testing for building assemblies.
  4. Smoke Management - Smoke movement forces, design principles for smoke management systems, and evaluation techniques.
  5. Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems - Characteristics of design and approval of various types of fire sprinkler and water mist systems with application implications.
  6. Fire Detection and Alarm Systems - Types of detectors and laboratory evaluation test procedures. Spacing of detectors. Alerting devices.

Learning Objectives: 

Module 1: Combustion and ignition

  • Understand fuel, oxygen, and temperature parameters affecting ignition
  • Understand burning behavior of materials
  • Understand fire development in rooms

Module 2: Life safety/human behavior

  • Understand basic concepts of life safety design
  • Understand basic variables of means of egress design
  • Realize historical significance of egress case studies
  • Recognize flame spread life hazard and understand test criteria and limitations
  • Understand human behavior in fires
  • Identify human tenability variables

Module 3: Fire endurance

  • Know the history and purpose of fire endurance tests and ratings
  • Understand the effect of elevated temperature on structural materials
  • Understand the basis of methods to evaluate changes in tested fire resistant assemblies
  • Recognize and understand the difference in test criteria for floors, walls, doors and windows
  • Realize the performance nature of large scale tests

Module 4: Detection and alarm

  • Identify the elements of detection and alarm systems
  • Understand the principal factors affecting detector placement
  • Identify principal factors for the design of alerting systems

Module 5: Water based suppression

  • Identify developments in automatic sprinklers
  • Understand performance of large drop and ESFR sprinklers
  • Identify the sprinkler system design considerations
  • Understand performance of sprinkler systems for identified hazards

Module 6: Smoke Management

  • Understand the magnitude of forces affecting smoke movement
  • Understand the basis, scope and limitations of smoke management strategies
  • Identify the principles of acceptance tests 

Presented by:

James A. Milke, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. In addition, he has a B.S. degree in Physics from Ursinus College. Dr. Milke has served as a Research Fire Prevention Engineer at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, as the Fire Protection Engineer for Fairfax County, Virginia. Dr. Milke is a Fellow and a past president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), UL Fire Council and International Association of Fire Safety Science.
Samuel S. Dannaway, P.E., is President of S. S. Dannaway Associates, Inc., a 16-person fire protection engineering consulting firm, founded in 1985, with offices in Honolulu and Guam. He is a registered fire protection engineer in California and Guam and a registered mechanical engineer in Hawaii. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Fire Protection Engineering. He also has a Masters of Engineering in Fire Protection Engineering from Maryland.

He is past president of the International Society of Fire Protection Engineers and a Fellow of the Society. Sam also serves on several NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 101 Health Care, and NFPA 13 Hangers and Bracing. In the 70’s Sam served a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Prince Georges County Fire Department, Prince Georges County, Maryland.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Earn 21 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar.
Fees:

Can be found here.


Protecting Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Date:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

 

Seminar Description:
The objective of this one-day seminar is to provide participants with basic knowledge
of protection options available in NFPA 30—2015 edition and testing programs
that may become the basis for future editions of NFPA 30. This seminar will give an
overview of the latest NFPA 30 document, describe fire test results that have become
requirements in NFPA 30, discuss current and future fire testing for protection of
flammable and combustible liquids, and describe how to apply NFPA 30 requirements
to two case studies involving storage of flammable or combustible liquids.

NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code is a widely used document
worldwide. It contains the latest, best available technology for protecting against
severe fire and explosion hazards of flammable and combustible liquids.

Participants will learn the use and application of NFPA 30 and possible future requirements
of the document. The two case studies will demonstrate to participants how
NFPA 30 requirements are used to protect storage of flammable and combustible
liquids in actual (real life) circumstances.

 

Learning Objectives:
The attendee will be able to apply NFPA 30 protection criteria to flammable and combustible liquid storage arrangements. They will also learn to differentiate between protected and unprotected storage.

 

Attendee Requirements:
Participants should bring a copy of the latest (2015) edition of NFPA 30; speaker presentations will also contain the applicable referenced material from NFPA 30. There are no prerequisite requirements for attending this seminar.

 

Presented by:

John LeBlanc, Assistant Vice President - Principal Standards Engineer, FM Global, is an Assistant Vice President and Principal Standards Engineer within the Engineering Standards group of FM Global. John has been with FM Global for 30 years. John is responsible for the engineering integrity of all technical standards develpend within Engineering Standards. He also continues to be responsible for the development and updating of FM Global’s Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets on ignitable liquid handling/storage, providing guidance on the development of other engineering standards and the development of fire test programs. John received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He serves on National Fire Protection Association committees responsible for flammable liquids (30) and aerosols (30B). John is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

Robert Benedetti, P.E., FSFPE, Principal Flammable Liquids Engineer, National Fire Protection Association, is responsible for NFPA's Flammable and Combustible Liquids Project. He joined NFPA in 1974 after serving two years as a Field Engineer with the (former) Factory Insurance Assn. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston MA. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Registered Professional Engineer. In addition to SFPE, he is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 
Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Earn 7 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar.
Fees:

Can be found here.

 

Hydraulic Calculations for Fire Safety Sprinkler Systems

Date:
Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Seminar Description: 
The seminar will present the overall methodology for performing hydraulic calculations of fire sprinkler systems. Topics include water supply, design criteria, calculation formulas and their output.

 

The seminar will also, introduce the basic principles involved including, friction loss formulas and calculation methods of several piping arrangements. This hands-on seminar will include real life examples using calculation software. Software will be provided; students will need to bring laptops.

 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the basic principles of hydraulic calculations for fire sprinkler systems.
  • Perform and review basic hydraulic calculations for fire sprinkler systems.
  • Understand water supplies for fire sprinkler systems with the inclusion of basic fire pump criteria into a water supply.
  • Understand how to take basic sprinkler system design criteria and properly apply it to hydraulic calculations of fire sprinkler systems.

Presented by:

Scott Futrell, P.E., FSFPE, CFPS, CFEI, SET, as president and founder of FFCDI, Scott Futrell has provided services related to fire code consulting, project management, system design, and loss investigation of fire protection systems for a broad range of building types and system failures since 1989. He is a Fire Protection Engineer registered in the State of Wisconsin and has been in the Fire Protection industry since 1975. Mr. Futrell is a Fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and a Senior Engineering Technician (NICET IV). Mr. Futrell is on the task force that has written the curriculum for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers class entitled Sprinkler Design for Engineers since 2000 and taught that class as well. He is currently the Chairperson of the task group updating that SFPE class for 2014, the SFPE class on Protection of High-Piled Storage for 2014, and the new SFPE class on Hydraulic Calculations for 2014. He has also participated on the Technical Panels for several Fire Protection Research Foundation projects.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Earn 7 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar.
Fees:

Can be found here.

 

Smoke Control I: Fundamentals & Pressurization Systems

Date:
Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Seminar Description: 
This seminar is intended for fire protection engineers and mechanical engineers who design smoke control systems. It is for both beginning engineers and experienced engineers who need to be up to date with the advances in this technology. The seminar will also benefit design project managers, manufacturers of equipment for air moving systems and code officials who need an understanding of this technology.

 

This one-day session addresses the fundamentals of smoke control, including the underlying principles of smoke control, a discussion of air moving equipment and systems, stairwell pressurization, elevator smoke control, zoned smoke control, automatic controls, and commissioning. Methods of design analysis of pressurization smoke control systems are addressed, including network computer modeling using CONTAM. Zone fire models are also addressed. A case study of pressurization smoke control is included.

 

Learning Objectives: 
This seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of the fundamentals of smoke control, including the underlying principles of smoke management, a discussion of air moving equipment and systems, stairwell pressurization, elevator smoke control, zoned smoke control, automatic controls, and commissioning. Students will learn to apply methods of design analysis of pressurization smoke control systems, including network computer modeling and zone fire models.

 

Attendee Requirements:
Participants should bring with them the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering (2012).


Presented by:

John Klote, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE, is known throughout the world as an expert in smoke control due to his many books, technical papers, articles, presentations, adult education courses, as well as, his 19 years of fire research at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For 11 years after leaving NIST, Klote operated his own consulting company specializing in smoke control systems. Dr. Klote has written seven books on smoke control, and the most recent books are the 2012 Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering and A Guide to Smoke Control in the 2006 IBC. Dr. Klote has written chapters about smoke control in a number of books. He also has authored over 80 papers and articles on smoke management, smoke movement, CFD fire simulations, and other aspects of fire protection. Klote is active in the ASHRAE Fire and Smoke Control Committee and the NFPA Smoke Management Committee. Dr. Klote is a fellow of SFPE, a fellow of ASHRAE, and a member of NFPA. He is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia. For more information about Klote, see www.SmokeControlExpert.com

Paul Turnbull is an Applications Engineer specializing in integration between Building Controls and Fire Alarm, Security, and Lighting Control systems. He has been actively involved in the development of codes and standards for smoke control systems for over 25 years. He is active in ASHRAE TC5.6 (Control of Fire and Smoke) and past Chair of ASHRAE GPC1.5 (Commissioning Smoke Control Systems). He is a member of the NFPA Smoke Management Committee where he helped author all NFPA standards on smoke control from 1989 to the present. He also serves on other fire alarm and smoke control related committees within the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and as a member of various UL Standards Technical Panels.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Earn 7 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar.
Fees:

Can be found here.

 

Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings

Date:
Friday, November 13, 2015

 

Seminar Description: 
This one-day seminar will explore a wide range of fire and life safety challenges associated with very tall buildings and strategies to address them. It is appropriate for persons with diverse backgrounds and responsibilities associated with very tall buildings, including engineers, architects, insurers, fire safety managers, fire service personnel and others involved with fire and life safety design and management. The format includes presentation, discussion and exercises, which takes advantage of the knowledge, expertise and experience of all participants. To enhance learning, attendees will be asked to participate in simple, qualitative hazard, risk or reliability analyses, fire and life safety strategy development for representative building configurations and fire scenarios, and fire safety management and evacuation planning exercises. Due to time constraints there will be no quantitative or computational analyses.

 

The topics and sequence will generally follow those embodied in the SFPE Engineering Guide: Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings. Content includes an overview of fire events in tall buildings, highlighting issues of concern and lessons learned. Emerging trends in very tall building design, which may have implications for fire and life safety performance, will be discussed. Issues associated with occupant risk perception and evacuation behavior will be explored, including the importance of providing means for situation awareness and how this might impact evacuation strategies (defend in place, self-evacuation using lifts, etc.). Various fire protection systems, along with special considerations associated with tall building applications, will be overviewed. The benefits of hazard, risk and reliability analysis, as well as sound fire safety management and evacuation and response planning, will be discussed in the context of very tall buildings.

 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Unique fire and life safety challenges in very tall buildings,
  • Potential impacts of new and emerging technologies and design features on fire and life safety performance in very tall buildings,
  • How hazard, risk and reliability analysis can help identify and assess scenarios of concern and potential mitigation options,
  • Roles that occupant risk perception and situation awareness might have on the selection and operation of defend in place and evacuation strategies,
  • Impact of building design decisions on factors such as smoke control, fire spread and structural fire resiliency,
  • Systems reliability and robustness issues,
  • Strategies for addressing fire and life safety design and management issues in very tall buildings,
  • Importance of evacuation, emergency response and fire safety management strategies, plans and exercises,
  • Challenges with the availability of data, robustness of analysis, and presentation of modeling outcomes, and
  • Resources available for additional information, data and methods of analysis.

Attendee Requirements: 
Attendees will need to purchase the SFPE Engineering Guide: Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings here. Attendees will be asked to participate in exercises and encouraged to share experiences with fire and life safety issues and strategies in very tall buildings.

Presented by:

Brian J. Meacham, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the USA. He is internationally recognized as an authority on risk-informed performance-based approaches to engineering and regulation. He has undertaken research, participated in the development of guidance documents, authored more than 200 publications, given more than 200 presentations, consulted to governments, taught university courses and graduated PhD students in these subject areas. Prior to joining WPI in January 2008, he was a Principal at Arup, where he led the global Risk Consulting practice and Risk & Security Business in the USA. Prior to that he served as Technical Director and Research Director for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), practiced as a fire safety engineering consultant in the USA and Europe, and worked as an engineering professional and manager at an international fire detection and alarm system manufacturer.

Armin Wolski, M.Sc., P.E., is a fire protection engineer and fire-life safety building code consultant with more than 20 years experience in the building design and construction industry.  He is an internationally recognized expert on prescriptive and performance building codes and standards including: the International Codes (International Building Code/International Fire Code), National Fire Protection Association, UL Standards, FM-Global and ASTM Standards.  Holding an M.Sc. degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a B.Sc. Degree from U.C. Berkeley, he has published extensively on the subject of acceptable risk and fire safety regulations.  
Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Earn 7 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar.
Fees:

Can be found here.


Smoke Control II: Design Fires, Atrium Control & Tenability Systems

Date:
Friday, November 13, 2015

 

Seminar Description: 

This seminar is intended for fire protection engineers and mechanical engineers who design smoke control systems. This seminar is for both beginning engineers and experienced engineers who need to be up to date with the advances in this technology. The seminar will also be of benefit to design project managers, manufacturers of equipment for air moving systems and code officials who need an understanding of this technology.

This one-day session includes design fires, smoke plume mechanics, and types of atrium smoke control systems. The special topics of make-up air, minimum smoke layer depth, plug holing and pre-stratification are addressed. Methods of analysis, including algebraic equations, zone fire models, scale modeling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are discussed. Tenability analysis is addressed. A case study of atrium smoke control is included.

Learning Objectives:

This seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of design fires, smoke plume mechanics, and types of atrium smoke control systems. Attendees will learn the concepts of make-up air, minimum smoke layer depth, plugholing, and smoke stratification. Students will also learn methods of analysis, including algebraic equations, zone fire models, scale modeling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Students will also be exposed to the subject of tenability analysis.

Attendee Requirements:
Participants should bring with them the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering (2012).

 

Presented by:

John Klote, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE, is known throughout the world as an expert in smoke control due to his many books, technical papers, articles, presentations, adult education courses, as well as, his 19 years of fire research at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For 11 years after leaving NIST, Klote operated his own consulting company specializing in smoke control systems. Dr. Klote has written seven books on smoke control, and the most recent books are the 2012 Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering and A Guide to Smoke Control in the 2006 IBC. Dr. Klote has written chapters about smoke control in a number of books. He also has authored over 80 papers and articles on smoke management, smoke movement, CFD fire simulations, and other aspects of fire protection. Klote is active in the ASHRAE Fire and Smoke Control Committee and the NFPA Smoke Management Committee. Dr. Klote is a fellow of SFPE, a fellow of ASHRAE, and a member of NFPA. He is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia. For more information about Klote, see www.SmokeControlExpert.com
Paul Turnbull is an Applications Engineer specializing in integration between Building Controls and Fire Alarm, Security, and Lighting Control systems. He h
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