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February 21, 2017

Remote Monitoring and Remote ITM

Jason Webb

 

The use of remote or automated systems are becoming more commonplace and because of that, ensuring the automated inspection/testing equipment performs as needed is more important now than ever. The 2017 edition of NFPA 25 now contains regulations and guidance for automated inspections and testing. In this presentation, we will take a look at some of the remote inspection and testing systems that exist and what should be done to ensure their proper operation.

 

March 21, 2017

Piping and Valve Installation

Louis Guerrazzi, EIT

 

Pipe and valves are key components of any sprinkler system. They need to be installed correctly and with consideration of how they will be used over the life of the system, which includes the ability to perform maintenance. Choosing the correct types components for the system at hand is a necessity.  The detailed locations and trim for valves, including control valves, check valves and pressure reducing valves will be discussed. In general, this seminar will cover the installation requirements for pipe and valves for various sprinkler systems.

 

April 18, 2017

Tanks per NFPA 22

Roland Asp, CET

 

Water-based fire protection systems need a reliable source of water. Stored water is a common and acceptable type of water supply for these systems. NFPA 22 is the Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection. This document describes the minimum requirements of the various types of tanks used for fire protection including gravity tanks, suction tanks, pressure tanks and break tanks.  This seminar will highlight the requirements of this standard and will include valuable information on the various aspects of water tanks design and installation including: tank capacity, acceptable tank material, tank heating, pipe connections and fitting as well as acceptance test requirements and inspection testing and maintenance of water tanks.

 

   

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