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 course participants 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
- 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.
Basic construction knowledge and ability to read construction documents.
Fire Protection Engineers, Sprinkler System Designers, Building Owners and Managers,
Building and Fire Inspectors, Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and
Calculator, architectural scale (1/4” and 1/8” equals a foot minimum), along with a laptop computer to operate the demo
of the hydraulics program provided by SFPE
Participants will be assessed via a written exam. A minimum score of 70% is required to obtain a
Certificate of Completion.