This two -day course will present new insights into hydraulic behavior, and will present the overall
methodology for performing hydraulic calculations of fire sprinkler systems. This course reviews key
fundamentals while closely analyzing NFPA 13 provisions and presents a reliable 16 step hydraulic
design process. Topics include water supply, design criteria, calculation formulas and their output. This
course will also introduce the basic principles involved in hydraulic analysis including friction loss
formulas and calculation methods of several piping arrangements. This hands-on course will include real
life examples using calculation software
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic principles of hydraulic analysis 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.
- Evaluate whether a given water supply is adequate for a system.
- Understand how to take basic sprinkler system design criteria and properly apply it to hydraulic
calculations of fire sprinkler systems.
- Become familiar with several methods of spot checking hydraulic calculations.
Basic computer skills, knowledge of fluid mechanics. Know and apply the standards. Can read and
understand basic construction drawings/technical documents
FPEs, Code Officials, Plan Reviewers, Design Professional (Architects/Engineers)
Because of the hands-on nature of this course, participants are required to bring a personal laptop.
Software will be provided.
Participants will be assessed via a written test. A passing score of 70% will be required to obtain a
Certificate of Completion.