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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. (WI# 18128 1.5 Hrs)
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. (WI# 18127 1.5 Hrs)
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.
9/27/2016 » 9/29/2016
Connecticut Chapter Meeting
10/12/2016 » 10/14/2016
Columbia-Willamette Chapter Meeting