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Design Approach, Maintenance and Inspection of Fire Sprinkler Systems

Windsor, Ontario /
Sep 23 - 24, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-0930-2369

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Overview

After participating in this course, you 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
  • Understand the inspection and maintenance requirements of sprinkler systems

Description
Tragic and costly fires and the requirements of building and fire codes are reasons designers, building owners and operators must be familiar with sprinkler systems. This course is designed to provide participants with the tools needed to design, install and maintain sprinkler systems in accordance with building and fire codes.

Course Outline

  • Sprinkler system overview
  • Types of sprinkler systems and components
  • NFPA 13 standard hazard classifications
  • Sprinkler Installation Requirements
  • NFPA 13 standard design criteria
  • Inspection and maintenance requirements
  • Sprinkler system and fire alarm systems
  • Upgrading and retrofitting

Who Should Attend
Sprinkler System Designers and Engineers Installation and Service personnel Building Owners Property Managers Superintendents Maintenance personnel Building and Fire Inspectors

Required Resources
Participants are to bring their own calculators

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Syllabus

Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration & Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There is an one‐hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Day I

Building Area/Building Height and Sprinkler Systems Overview

  • Major occupancies classification
  • Number of streets
  • Combustible vs. non-combustible
  • Sprinkler vs. non-sprinkler
  • Water supply
  • What happens when a fire starts
  • How mechanical systems extinguish a fire
  • Historical development of sprinkler systems
  • Statistics on the rate of success in putting out fires
  • How the sprinkler head works
  • Fire detector principles and applications
  • Fire suppressant properties and uses

Types of Sprinkler Systems and their Components

  • Types: wet, dry, deluge, pre-action, and anti-freeze loop
  • Components: heads, valves, check valves, fire department connections, wall hydrants, hose reels, cabinets, hoses and nozzles, switches, pipe fittings, hangers, drains, and test connections

Hazard Classification

  • NFPA 13 classifications: light hazards, ordinary hazards, extra hazards, and storage hazards
  • Suitability of different types of sprinkler systems to a certain hazard classification

Sprinkler Installations Requirements

  • Overview of spacing, location and position of sprinklers
  • Where each sprinkler can be used and why you would use it
  • Review of system protection areas and limitations
  • Application of standard upright and pendent spray sprinklers, side wall sprinklers and extended coverage sprinklers
  • Special situations including concealed spaces, vertical shafts, vertical openings end exterior projections

Design Criteria

  • Determining availability of water supply
  • Determining the hazard classification
  • Using NFPA tables and charts
  • Necessary water densities, pressures, etc.
  • Combining fire pumps and water supplies
  • Comparing sprinkler demands to water supplies
  • Hydraulically calculated pipe sizes
  • Pressure balancing
  • Velocity pressure calculation
  • Complex systems

Sprinkler System Design Exercise
Participants will work on a sprinkler system design exercise under instructor guidance.

Day II

Maintenance and Inspection

  • Requirements of Ontario Fire Code
  • Requirements of NFPA 25
  • Logs to be maintained
  • Owner's liability
  • Benefits of insurance

Sprinkler System Monitoring and Fire Alarm System

  • Overview of sprinkler system and building fire alarm system
  • Fire detector principles and application
  • Monitoring of water system parameters for sprinklers and instrumentation
  • Automatic sprinklers and signalling
  • Sprinkler system connection to fire alarm system
  • Sprinkler system monitoring and transmission to Central Station

Upgrading Your Sprinkler System

  • Hazard classification change
  • Code change
  • Leasehold improvements

Retrofitting Your Sprinkler System

  • Enhancing marketability and insurability of building space
  • Life safety

Instructor

Gary Laframboise
Gary Laframboise has over 25 years of experience in the fire protection field and is currently the Chief Fire Prevention Officer with the Oakville Fire Department. During his time with the Oakville Fire department he has been involved with Fire and Building Code enforcement, Fire investigations, public education and building permit reviews. He is a certified Fire Prevention Officer in the Province of Ontario and as well as a certified Fire and Life Safety Educator. Prior to joining the Oakville Fire Department in 1996 he was a Certified Fire Alarm Technician with a fire protection company and was involved with fire alarm, sprinkler and special extinguishing systems. He is a graduate of the Fire Protection Engineering Technology program from Seneca College. He is also an Adjunct Instructor with the Ontario Fire College.

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Fee & Credits
Early Registration Fee:

$1495 + taxes

Fee after August 16, 2019:

$1695 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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