Seminars Qualify for NICET, Florida & Wisconsin CEU's (where applicable).
NICET CREDITS (per class)-0.1 CEU/1 CPD
June 21, 2016
NFPA 20 Updates and Highlights
Louis Guerrazzi, EIT Level: Intermediate
The 2016 Edition of NFPA 20 is now available with many updates to the rules for the design and installation of fire pumps. This seminar will focus on the major changes including multistage multiport pump criteria, requirements for transfer switches, and there will be discussions on automatic testing, remote monitoring and more. This review will assist AHJs and installers alike in updating to the current material. (WI# 17999)
NEW PRICING FOR 2nd HALF! $50 per seminar for Members & AHJs/$150 per seminar for Non-Members.
General Storage Requirements
Louis Guerrazzi, EIT
When a building is protecting high piled storage, whether it be a project with solid piled Class II Commodities or Group A Plastics stored on racks, Chapter 12 of the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 will provide the general requirements for the installation. This seminar will highlight the requirements applicable to all storage arrangements and commodity classifications with standardized protection criteria in NFPA 13. Topics include applications, discharge considerations, design methods and protection of idle pallets.
Miscellaneous and Low-Piled Storage
Roland Asp, CET and Louis Guerrazzi, EIT
When is storage not treated as storage? When it meets the definition of miscellaneous or low-piled storage. Typically, the requirements of NFPA 13 for the protection of storage are distinct from the occupancy or hazard class requirements of the standard. Miscellaneous and low-piled storage is the exception.
These specific storage arrangements are protected by the rules found in Chapter 13, which typically reference the occupancy rules and not the storage rules within NFPA 13. This program will show how the provisions of this chapter combine with both the occupancy hazard classification rules and the rules for protection of high-piled storage involving commodity classification. It will also focus on these specific storage arrangements and the protection rules found in Chapter 13, Protection of Miscellaneous and Low-Piled Storage. This presentation will discuss situations where the application of the rules found within Chapter 13 are appropriate and what that application entails.
September 20, 2016
Protecting Palletized and Solid-Piled Class I-IV and Group A
Robert Upson, MS FPE
When many people think of storage, often the first thing they think of is rack storage. This seminar will highlight the other storage configurations – palletized, solid-piled, bin box, shelf, or back-to-back shelf storage. It will focus on NFPA 13, 2016 edition, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, and some of their unique sprinkler protection requirements and challenges. High challenge fires of these storage arrangements require attention to the details of protecting them properly.
October 18, 2016
Protecting Rack Storage for Class I-IV
Victoria B. Valentine, PE
Rack storage is definitely a high challenge fire scenario. There are many options presented in NFPA 13 for protecting racks. Different ceiling sprinklers, sprinkler inside the racks, variations in configurations including aisle width will all result in different sprinkler locations and demands. This lesson will review the many standardized options available when protecting Class I through Class IV commodities.
November 15, 2016
Protecting Rack Storage of Group A Plastics
Roland Asp, CET
The storage of Group A plastic on racks is one of the most challenging fire situations that fire sprinklers can experience. These storage arrangements can promote a severe fire condition which may include a rapid spread of fire with a high rate of heat release. Chapter 17 in NFPA 13 titled “Protection of Rack Storage of Plastic and Rubber Commodities” spells out the acceptable protection options for this extreme fire risk. Chapter 17 gives the layout technician many options including the use of Standard Spray Sprinklers (CMDA), Control Mode Specific Application sprinklers (CMSA), Early Suppression Fast Response sprinklers (ESFR) and in-rack sprinklers.
This presentation will outline the different acceptable protection criteria and options found in Chapter 17. A thorough understanding of the requirements of this chapter will help the layout technician to choose the most appropriate protection for this challenging storage arrangement.
December 20, 2016
Inspecting Storage Occupancies
Storage occupancies have long been segregated from other occupancy hazards for planning their protection scheme. Once a system is in place, it is important that the system is inspected, maintained, and tested over its lifetime. This lesson will review the nuances of inspecting storage occupancies in accordance with NFPA 25.
5/24/2016 » 5/25/2016
Sprinkler System Plan Review-El Segundo, CA
5/31/2016 » 6/2/2016
San Antonio, TX
6/7/2016 » 6/9/2016
Inspection & Testing for the Sprinkler Industry-Elmira, NY
6/7/2016 » 6/8/2016
Sprinkler System Plan Review-Colchester, VT