Protecting Flammable & Combustible Liquids Seminar
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Flammable & Combustible Liquids Seminar - 2-day

9/11/2018 to 9/12/2018
When: September 11-12, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Where: WPI Campus Center - Hagglund Room
100 Institute Road
Worchester, Massachusetts  01609
United States
Contact: Kendall Talbert

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Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, September 11-12, 2018
Where: WPI Campus Center - Hagglund Room
100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 United States
CEUs: Earn up to CEUs 1.4 | PDHs 14 CEUs: Earn up to CEUs 1.4 | PDHs 14
Minimum:10 - *if we do not meet the minimum the seminar will be cancelled


This two-day course seeks to provide participants with basic knowledge of protection options available in NFPA 30 and testing programs that may become the basis for future editions of NFPA 30. This course 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 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 by Authorities Having Jurisdiction worldwide. It contains the latest, best available technology for protecting against severe fire and explosion hazards of flammable and combustible liquids. 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 objective of this course is to provide a broad range of issues related to safe handling and storage of flammable and combustible liquid as follows:

Large Fire Loss Review

  • Impact on People, Environment, Property, Business Environment, & Other Related 

Strategic Planning for Safe Operations and Storage

  • Employing Administrative and Engineering Controls for Prevention and Mitigation
  • Pre-Planning for Fire Events 

Fundamental Risk Determinants

  • Physical, Combustion, & Ignition Properties of Liquids

Navigating and Understanding the Relevant Fire Codes, Regulations, and Standards

  • Federal Regulations, NFPA, IFC, API, and Insurance Company Guidelines

Loss of Containment and Possible Fire and Explosion Types

  • Pool Fires, 2 and 3 Dimensional Spill Fires, and Pressurized Releases

Fire Testing and Defining the Risk

  • Small-Scale, Medium-Scale, and Large-Scale Test Protocols
  • Results of Select Tests Will Be Reviewed

Using Passive and Active Features for Specific Occupancies

  • Containerized Storage and Warehousing
  • Tank Farms
  • Industrial Operations

These features will include Containment and Drainage, Fire Resistant Construction, and Water and Foam-Water Protection Systems. A particular emphasis will be given to water and foam-water protection systems.


Knowledge of NFPA 30

Target Audience 

FPEs, Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers



Course Assessment

Participants will take a written exam upon completion of the course. The exam will focus on the understanding of the concepts rather than specific calculations. Candidates will need to pass with a minimum score of 70%.

CEUs 1.4 | PDHs 14 will be offered. Upon completion of a post-test attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

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