April 8, 2014 Diesel Engine Drivers for Fire Pumps – Basic/Intermediate – Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Diesel Engines are extremely dependable drivers for fire pumps, as long as the fuel supply is adequate and the equipment is properly designed, installed and maintained. A number of factors must be considered when choosing a diesel engine to drive a fire pump. Some of the important factors to consider include: the starting method, cooling the engine, ventilation of the pump room, fuel supply and noise isolation. From the starting of the engine to the discharge of the exhaust, the parts necessary for the proper operation of the diesel engine will be discussed. Also, this seminar will address the design and performance requirements for diesel engine drivers.
April 22, 2014 Electric Motors for Fire Pumps – Basic – Bob Upson
NFPA 20 provides specific requirements for electric drivers for fire pumps. This includes the types of electric motors acceptable for fire pumps, acceptable voltage drop and current limits, along with the normal and stand-by electrical power sources. This seminar will review the relevant parts of the standard and explain some of the practical considerations for meeting them.
DATE CHANGE-May 13, 2014 Fire Pump Controllers – Basic – Kenneth E. Isman, P.E.
Each fire pump and each pressure maintenance (jockey) pump needs its own controller. The controller is the "brains” of the fire pump system, monitoring a number of conditions and deciding when to start the fire pump, and in some conditions, when to stop the fire pump. This seminar will cover the parts, functions, and requirements of controllers for electric motor driven and diesel engine driven fire pumps including the types of signals monitored at the controller and the installation of sensing lines.
May 20, 2014 International Building Code and Fire Pumps – Intermediate – Jeffrey M. Hugo, CBO
The IBC has specific requirements for fire pumps, including high rise applications and other details for all types of buildings. The fire pump room will be discussed in detail as there are IBC requirements for access, room size, room separation, as well as fire department communications. This course will also address the standby and emergency power loads that impact electric fire pump installations. Where the IBC and NFPA 20 conflict, the differences will be explained in detail.
June 3, 2014 Acceptance Testing of Fire Pumps – Intermediate – Bob Upson
NFPA 20 provides specific requirements for acceptance testing of fire pumps including initial system flushing, hydrostatic testing, and flow testing. This seminar will review the relevant parts of the standard and explain some of the practical considerations for compliance. It will also discuss some important safety considerations for acceptance and periodic testing procedures.
June 17, 2014 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Pumps – Basic – Jason Webb
The inspection and testing of fire pumps plays a major role in the overall fire protection strategy for a building. Although NFPA 25 provides guidance on the frequencies of the inspections and tests, the process can get confusing. The type of driver used for the pump, the pump components and even the occupancy all impact fire pump inspection and testing. In this presentation, participants will learn what NFPA 25 requires and how to apply those requirements to their situation. The program will be based on the 2014 edition of NFPA 25 with references to changes from the recent editions.