Educational Course Offerings - August 14-18 , 2017
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Educational Course Offerings - August 14-18 , 2017

8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017
When: August 14-16 and August 17-18
8:00 AM
Where: UL LLC
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, Illinois  60062
United States
Contact: Debra Grandy

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SFPE Educational Courses 


SFPE will offer two of our continuing professional development courses in Northbrook, Illinois. Each of these courses allow you to earn up to 14 PDHs, or attend both with the technical tour and earn 28 PDHs. Let SFPE help you fulfill your 2017 professional development goals.


Educational Course Schedule

Date: Monday-Wednesday, August 14-16, 2017
Location: UL LLC - Northbrook, Illinois

Course: Protecting Flammable and Combustible Liquids with technical tour
PDHs: Earn up to 14 valuable professional development hours for attending the entire course and technical tour


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 Issues

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.


Instructor: David P. Nugent has over 36 years of experience in the industrial loss prevention & mitigation field. He is currently the Manager of Code & Project Services for Global Risk Consultants. His prior experience includes responsibility for corporate fire protection at a multinational chemical coatings company, coordinating full-scale fire tests involving various hazardous materials, and related client consulting. He is a member of the NFPA 30 technical committee, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He has written numerous publications related to flammable and combustible liquids and reactive chemicals. He is a graduate of Rutgers University where he majored in Chemistry. He is also a recipient of the Joseph B. Finnegan Award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Chicago Chapter.”


Date: Thursday-Friday, August 17-18, 2017
Location: UL LLC - Northbrook, Illinois

Course: Introduction to Industrial Fire Protection Engineering

PDHs: Earn up to 14 valuable professional development hours for attending the entire course


Course Description: This 2-day course will introduce you to fire protection engineering fundamentals related to industrial occupancies and processes. You will be introduced to the basics of using fire and explosion hazards identification and quantification for understanding fire risks and using these engineering techniques for achieving performance based fire safety. The class will address the fire hazards of materials and processes common to industries. The students will participate in exercises to apply the concepts of hazards analysis and mitigation to supplement prescriptive requirements of codes and standards.


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of fire protection engineering that affect building materials and design.
  • Understand the potential fire hazards common to industrial facilities and fire protection engineering techniques that can be used to prevent or mitigate fires in these facilities.
  • Understand how to establish performance objectives and design criteria for industrial fire protection 
  • Describe the different types of systems for fire detection, alarm, reporting and evacuation typical within industrial facilities.
  • Describe the requirements of special hazards and occupancies.
  • Discuss performance based fire safety design, codes and other professional resources.

Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of the principals of fire protection engineering


Who will benefit: Experience Level Basic
FPEs, Architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers engaged in the design of buildings and related infrastructure.


Course assessment: Participants will be assessed via a written exam upon completion of training. They will need to pass with minimum score of 70%.


Professional Development Hours: Upon completion each participant qualifies for 14 PDHs 1.4 CEUs. A certificate of completion will be awarded.


Instructor: Kenneth W. Dungan, PE, is the co-founder and former President of Performance Design Technologies, Inc., an engineering design and consulting firm. He has been practicing fire protection engineering for more than 40 years. The majority of his experience has been related to industrial facilities, including power plants, manufacturing facilities and chemical plants. He holds his BS from the University of Maryland, where he majored in chemical engineering and fire protection engineering. He received his Masters in environmental engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a registered professional engineer in the States of Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

Ken has been an active contributor to the fire protection profession. He is a past president and fellow of SFPE, and a recipient of the Harold E. Nelson Service Award. He also served for more than a decade on the Board of Governors of SFPE’s Educational and Scientific Foundation. He serves on several NFPA technical committees and formerly chaired the Technical Committee on Initiating Devices as part of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and the Technical Committee on Electric Generating Plants. 

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