Fire Sprinkler Design for Engineers - 3 days
Date: September 18-20,2019
CEUs: Earn up to CEUs 2.1 | PDHs 21
This three-day seminar is based on NFPA 13 and 20 standards. The course is designed to provide participants with the tools needed to design and install fire sprinkler systems in accordance with building and fire codes. The three-day course covers introductory aspects that are essential for engineers who are new to sprinkler system design, classification of the hazards and commodities to be protected, confirmation of the hydraulic date and preliminary hydraulic design, and preparation of design documentation. In addition, more advanced topics such as application of new technologies, protection of high-piled storage, and computer generated hydraulic calculations is also included.
Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to
- Use hazard classifications to design sprinkler systems
- Select the most suitable type of system for your project
- Develop system design criteria using hydraulic calculations
- Describe sprinkler vs. non sprinkler system requirements
- Distinguish the suitability of different types of sprinkler systems to certain hazards and construction components
- Understand water system implications for sprinkler system and fire protection design
- Illustrate combining fire pumps and water supplies
- Know how to hydraulically calculate pipe sizes
Calculator, architectural scale (1/4” and 1/8” equals a foot minimum), and current NFPA
13 Automatic Sprinkler handbook or Standard, along with a laptop computer to operate the demo of the hydraulics program provided by SFPE.
Fire Protection Engineers, Sprinkler System Designers, Building Owners and Managers, Building and Fire Inspectors, Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Architects
Participants will be assessed via a written test. A passing score of 70% will be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion.