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Professional Development Week 2016

Protecting Flammable and Combustible Liquids Seminar


Tuesday-Wednesday, 8-9 November 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time (-05:00 GMT)


800 King Farm Blvd
Conference Center Basement
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Free Parking in Garage 


Seminar Description:

The objective of this two 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:

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.  


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 developed 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.


Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

Earn 14 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar



Member - $850

Non-Member - $900



Registration: 7:45am

Meals included: Lunch and Breaks

Parking: Free in the garage


Minimum Number of Registrants:

10 (if we do not meet the minimum by October 21, SFPE will need to cancel and do a full refund on seminar)



To cancel your registration and qualify for a partial refund, SFPE must receive in writing your cancellation notice by October 21, 2016. A $100 administrative fee will be deducted for all cancellations. SFPE cannot refund registration fees after the registration cutoff date.


SFPE will happily do a registration replacement at your request. No-shows will not be refunded.


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