We are eternal students and love what we do.
Sprinklermatic University’s Fire Protection Systems Program curriculum is designed to give students a general overview of fire sprinklers and fire protection systems.

Sprinklermatic University is used for hands on orientation, training, and education to the fire sprinkler industry and firefighters with the purpose of giving a general overview and Introduction to fire sprinklers and fire protection systems.

What It Is.


Sprinklermatic University is a private learning facility for fire sprinklers and fire protection systems located in Davie, Florida.

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Lab Overview.


Our university allows students to operate real equipment and actually flow water in a learning environment to practice their craft.

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Upcoming Classes.



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SPRINKLERMATIC UNIVERSITY CLASSES AND EVENTS

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FFP2541 Private Fire Protection Systems II 8:00 am
FFP2541 Private Fire Protection Systems II @ Sprinklermatic University
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is a private class. Course: FFP2541 Private Fire Protection Systems II Date: August 1 Time: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Instructor: Daniel[...]
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Fire Pumps 9:00 am
Fire Pumps @ Sprinklermatic University
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is a private class. Course: Fire Pumps Date: August 11, 2018 Time: 9am – 12pm Location: Sprinklermatic University Instructor:[...]
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Miami Dade Fire Rescue Recruit class 135 12:00 pm
Miami Dade Fire Rescue Recruit class 135 @ Sprinklermatic University
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is a private class. Course: Miami Dade Fire Rescue Recruit class 135 Date: August 13, 2018 Time: 12pm –[...]
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Introduction to backflow prevention and pressure reducing valves, back to the basics 9:00 am
Introduction to backflow prevention and pressure reducing valves, back to the basics @ Sprinklermatic University
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Introduction to backflow prevention and pressure reducing valves, back to the basics 1:00 pm
Introduction to backflow prevention and pressure reducing valves, back to the basics @ Sprinklermatic University
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This is a private class. Course: Introduction to backflow prevention and pressure reducing valves, back to the basics Date: August[...]
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Fire Officer Development Program – Inspecting and Training on Fire Suppression Systems 1:00 pm
Fire Officer Development Program – Inspecting and Training on Fire Suppression Systems @ Sprinklermatic University
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This is a private class. Course: Fire Officer Development Program – Inspecting and Training on Fire Suppression Systems. Date: August[...]

SPRINKLERMATIC UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW


What Is Sprinklermatic University

Sprinklermatic University is a private learning facility located in Davie, Florida. Sprinklermatic University is used for hands on orientation, training, and education to the fire sprinkler industry and firefighters with the purpose of giving a general overview and Introduction to fire sprinklers and fire protection systems. This University is unique in that it is the only facility that affords students the ability to operate real equipment and actually flow water in a learning environment to practice their craft. Sprinklermatic University is an approved training provider with the Florida State Fire College. The facility provides continuing education to firefighters, property managers, NICET and other professional licenses and certifications. Sprinklermatic University is an established fire protection systems laboratory specifically designed for training purposes and in doing so unites the fire sprinkler industry and fire service personnel.

Curriculum Overview

Sprinklermatic University’s Fire Protection Systems Program curriculum is designed to give students a general overview of fire sprinklers and fire protection systems. The curriculum provides a breakdown of the NFPA standards and other legislature that govern fire protection systems. Educational objectives are listed and will be met by students at the completion of the program. There are currently five courses which have been approved by the Florida State Fire College. Each course provides (3) CEUs to firefighters, fire inspectors, and fire instructors. At the completion of the 15 hour Fire Protection Systems Program, students will be awarded a certificate of completion, a “Sprink Geek” Member card, and a Sprinklermatic University challenge coin.

Education has always been paramount to our approach in business; we work harder and smarter.

Sprinklermatic has more than several field technicians that are currently enrolled or graduated from the ABC apprenticeship program; one of which was a participant in the National Apprenticeship Contest.  One of our team members regularly participates in Dale Carnegie Training. All managers and superintendents receive key training in communication, conflict resolution and management training. Education is key to being cutting edge and proficient. We are eternal students and love what we do.

FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS LABORATORY OVERVIEW

The Sprinklermatic University facility contains a 500 GPM @ 100 PSI diesel fire pump fed by (2) 1,000 gallon holding tanks. The test header is piped back to the holding tank and the water is recirculated. The test header has pilotless nozzles and a nozzle to take a pitot reading. The fire pump RPM’s (Speed) can be adjusted to illustrate several pump curves for training. The pump is complete with a controller including a jockey pump and jockey pump controller.  

Riser # 1: A Flow Control Valve with Fire Cycle Trim; this is an intricate system as it allows the system to be turned off. These valves have quick ON / OFF capabilities allowing for endless applications.

Riser #2: A Double Interlocking Electric / Pneumatic Single Interlocking Preaction System. This is different from the single as this system requires two detectors plus the loss of air to activate.

Riser #3: A Single Interlocking Electric / Pneumatic Single Interlocking Preaction System. This system is similar to a wet system; it has closed sprinkler heads, but does not have water on the system- it has a low volume of air on the system, an electric detection system and releasing alarm panel.

Riser #4: A Dry Pipe Valve with manual reset. This is an older style and requires the face of the valve to be removed to reset the valve and requires an air supply.

Riser #5: An Alarm Check Valve with Water Motor Gong. The alarm check valve serves as a check valve by trapping pressurized water above the clapper and preventing reverse flow from sprinkler piping. The valve is designed to initiate an alarm during a sustained flow of water (such as the flow required by an open sprinkler) by operating an optional water motor alarm and/or alarm pressure switch.

Riser #6: A Shotgun Riser. This is the Viking 4” EasyPac Commercial Riser Manifold Assembly, available in sizes of 1 ¼“ – 8” for commercial systems. The assembly is designed with all required equipment and standards components that can be replaced in the field including pressure gauges, Potter flow switches, 3-way gauge control valve and drain valve.

Riser #7: This is not a riser; it is actually a Standpipe. Standpipes are usually required in all occupancies where the lowest level of fire department vehicular use is more than 30’-0” or more than three levels. Standpipes are required in all required exit passages – this means stairwells.

Pressure Regulating: Two types of PRV’s – PRV’s are required where working pressure is in excess of 175 PSI

Riser #8: It is a standard 13-R riser. The riser is built from 2” black steel pipe, Viking Riser Manifold, pressure gauges, control valve, flow switch and drain with pressure relief valve.

Riser #9: It is a standard 13-D riser. The riser is built from 1” black steel pipe; Viking Riser Manifold, pressure gauges, control valve, flow switch and drain with pressure relief valve. The assembly has a 1” Wilkins backflow and control valve.

SPRINKLERMATIC UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM

Residential Fire Protection Course - System History and Application

Residential Fire Protection Systems History and Application of NFPA 13D & 13R

This course will examine the history of America’s residential fire problem and the NFPA standards that have been developed to help reduce life loss from fire in residential occupancies.

Duration: 3hrs
Location: Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

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Fire Sprinkler Systems 101 Application of NFPA 13, NFPA 14

Fire Sprinkler Systems 101 Application of NFPA 13, NFPA 14 & Florida Building Code

Nothing impacts progress in advancement for fire protection systems like a catastrophe. This course will examine the history of fire protection systems and major fires that influenced the standards that are in place today.

Duration: 3hrs
Location: Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

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Residential Fire Protection Course - System History and Application

Fire Protection Systems Dry Pipe, Preaction, and Viking Firecycle Systems

This course will supplement previous courses offered by Sprinklermatic University in a series on fire protection systems. Students will become familiar with dry pipe fire protection systems, preaction systems, and the Viking Firecycle system.

Duration: 3hrs
Location: Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

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Fire Protection Systems Fire Pumps, Controllers, and Holding Tanks

This course will examine the evolution of fire pumps, controllers, and holding tanks for fire protection systems. Students will have a better understanding of the different types of fire pumps, controllers, and holding tanks.

Duration: 3hrs
Location: Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

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Fire Protection Systems Underground Piping, Backflow Preventers, and Hydrants

This course will examine critical components of any fire protection system. Tying into a waterworks system, digging trenches, installing pipes, and valves are commonly forgotten components of fire protection systems.

Duration: 3hrs
Location: Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

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Aug 15 – Introduction to backflow prevention and pressure reducing valves, back to the basics fire protection course

Course: Introduction to backflow prevention and pressure reducing valves, back to the basics fire protection course
Date: Aug 15, 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Contact Hours: 3
Instructor: Mike Mallas, Rick Fields, & Will Allgood (Zurn)
Location: Sprinklermatic University - 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

Course Description:

This course is an in-depth discussion of pre-engineered and portable systems, extinguishing agents, inspection procedures for code compliance and enforcement and alarm systems.

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July 19 – Fire Sprinkler Systems 101 Application of NFPA 13, NFPA 14 & Florida Building Code

Course: Fire Sprinkler Systems 101 - Application of NFPA 13, NFPA 14 & Florida Building Code
Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Contact Hours: 3
Instructor: Danny Moran
Location: Sprinklermatic University - 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314
Course ID: ATPC13591

Course Description:

Nothing impacts progress in the advancement of fire protection systems like a catastrophe. This course will examine the history of fire protection systems and major fires that have influenced the standards that are in place today. Students will examine NFPA standards 13 & 14, as well as Chapter 9 of the Florida Building Code. Students will gain an understanding of how automatic fire sprinkler systems are designed and installed along with how to properly inspect, test, and maintain. This course provides students the opportunity to place their hands on real equipment and flow water from the riser assemblies on site at Sprinklermatic University.

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Internal Pipe Corrosion in Wet, Dry and Pre-action Systems / Nitrogen Generator Training

NITROGEN GENERATION CORROSION

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

South-Tek: Toby Bernard and Clint Williamson from South-Tek Systems will be onsite to provide training on internal pipe corrosion in wet, dry and pre-action systems, as well as hands-on Nitrogen Generator training; including installation, operation, and maintenance at Sprinklermatic University.

Clint Williamson will discuss corrosion’s effect on the fire sprinkler industry, and learn about the use of nitrogen within dry, pre-action, and wet fire protection systems. We will review one of the largest nitrogen case studies conducted to date, cover recent advancements in nitrogen technology, and dive into the latest third-party testing results.  These testing results are especially important in their comparison of the corrosion rates of black and galvanized steel pipe under both compressed air and nitrogen supervision (at different purity levels).

Toby Bernard will go through steps of installation and operation of the system.  He will conduct hands-on training of the suggested maintenance, as well as going over troubleshooting procedures on multiple running generators.

Those in attendance can expect to learn the key concepts behind Nitrogen generators, where they fit in the fire protection industry, and how to educate and sell to their customers.  Attendees will also learn the maintenance and operation procedures to feel more comfortable with installing and maintaining these generators.

TIME FRAME:

START: 9:00 AM

FINISH: 12:00 AM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

 

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Internal Pipe Corrosion in Wet, Dry and Pre-action Systems / Nitrogen Generator Training

NITROGEN GENERATION CORROSION

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

South-Tek: Toby Bernard and Clint Williamson from South-Tek Systems will be onsite to provide training on internal pipe corrosion in wet, dry and pre-action systems, as well as hands-on Nitrogen Generator training; including installation, operation, and maintenance at Sprinklermatic University.

Clint Williamson will discuss corrosion’s effect on the fire sprinkler industry, and learn about the use of nitrogen within dry, pre-action, and wet fire protection systems. We will review one of the largest nitrogen case studies conducted to date, cover recent advancements in nitrogen technology, and dive into the latest third-party testing results.  These testing results are especially important in their comparison of the corrosion rates of black and galvanized steel pipe under both compressed air and nitrogen supervision (at different purity levels).

Toby Bernard will go through steps of installation and operation of the system.  He will conduct hands-on training of the suggested maintenance, as well as going over troubleshooting procedures on multiple running generators.

Those in attendance can expect to learn the key concepts behind Nitrogen generators, where they fit in the fire protection industry, and how to educate and sell to their customers.  Attendees will also learn the maintenance and operation procedures to feel more comfortable with installing and maintaining these generators.

TIME FRAME:

START: 9:00 AM

FINISH: 11:00 AM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

 

$0.00

Internal Pipe Corrosion in Wet, Dry and Pre-action Systems / Nitrogen Generator Training

NITROGEN GENERATION CORROSION

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

South-Tek: Toby Bernard and Clint Williamson from South-Tek Systems will be onsite to provide training on internal pipe corrosion in wet, dry and pre-action systems, as well as hands-on Nitrogen Generator training; including installation, operation, and maintenance at Sprinklermatic University.

Clint Williamson will discuss corrosion’s effect on the fire sprinkler industry, and learn about the use of nitrogen within dry, pre-action, and wet fire protection systems. We will review one of the largest nitrogen case studies conducted to date, cover recent advancements in nitrogen technology, and dive into the latest third-party testing results.  These testing results are especially important in their comparison of the corrosion rates of black and galvanized steel pipe under both compressed air and nitrogen supervision (at different purity levels).

Toby Bernard will go through steps of installation and operation of the system.  He will conduct hands-on training of the suggested maintenance, as well as going over troubleshooting procedures on multiple running generators.

Those in attendance can expect to learn the key concepts behind Nitrogen generators, where they fit in the fire protection industry, and how to educate and sell to their customers.  Attendees will also learn the maintenance and operation procedures to feel more comfortable with installing and maintaining these generators.

TIME FRAME:

START: 9:00 AM

FINISH: 11:00 AM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

 

$0.00

AFSA-FL / Blazemaster CPVC Certification

AFSA-FL / Blazemaster CPVC Certification

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The American Fire Sprinkler Association-FL is hosting a 2-hour FREE class on CPVC piping Fire Sprinkler Systems.

Viking Corporation: Will Allgood Regional Territory Manager from Viking Supply Net will be on site to provide hands-on Blazemaster CPVC training; including Do’s and Dont’s and material handling.

TIME FRAME:

START: 10:00 AM

FINISH: 12:00 PM

LOCATION: 

4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

Free Lunch will be Provided

 

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Mar 30th – Blazemaster CPVC Certification

Blazemaster CPVC Certification

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Viking Corporation: Will Allgood Regional Territory Manager from Viking Supply Net will be on site to provide hands-on Blazemaster CPVC training; including Do’s and Dont’s and material handling at Sprinklermatic University.

TIME FRAME:

START: 9:00 AM

FINISH: 11:00 AM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

 

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Mar 30th – Blazemaster CPVC Certification.

Blazemaster CPVC Certification

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Viking Corporation: Will Allgood Regional Territory Manager from Viking Supply Net will be on site to provide hands-on Blazemaster CPVC training; including Do’s and Dont’s and material handling at Sprinklermatic University.

TIME FRAME:

START: 1:00 PM

FINISH: 3:00 PM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

 

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Mar 29th – Blazemaster CPVC Certification.

Blazemaster CPVC Certification

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Viking Corporation: Will Allgood Regional Territory Manager from Viking Supply Net will be on site to provide hands-on Blazemaster CPVC training; including Do’s and Dont’s and material handling at Sprinklermatic University.

TIME FRAME:

START: 1:00 PM

FINISH: 3:00 PM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

 

$0.00

AFSA-FL / Blazemaster CPVC Certification

AFSA-FL / Blazemaster CPVC Certification

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The American Fire Sprinkler Association-FL is hosting a 2-hour FREE class on CPVC piping Fire Sprinkler Systems.

Viking Corporation: Will Allgood Regional Territory Manager from Viking Supply Net will be on site to provide hands-on Blazemaster CPVC training; including Do’s and Dont’s and material handling.

TIME FRAME:

START: 10:00 AM

FINISH: 12:00 PM

LOCATION: 

4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

Free Lunch will be Provided

 

$0.00

Mar 22nd – Protection of Storage Occupancies

Protection of Storage Occupancies

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

  1. Describe the different commodities being stored
  2. Describe the various configurations of storage
  3. Identify the various fire sprinkler options for the protection of storage

TIME FRAME:

START: 1:00 PM

FINISH: 4:00 PM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

INSTRUCTOR: JAMES D. LAKE

Jim is the Vice President of Training and Technical Services for the Viking Corporation.  In this position, he oversees the development and delivery of training and education and technical support programs and products produced by Viking.  He has over 30 years of experience in fire protection including code enforcement, fire sprinkler industry representation and codes and standards administration.  He has served as Staff Liaison to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Automatic Sprinklers, responsible for writing NFPA 13, 13D, 13R (2010 Edition) as well as the Technical Committee on Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems responsible for writing NFPA 25 (2011 Edition). He also edited the NFPA Automatic Sprinkler Handbook (2010 Edition), the NFPA Residential Sprinkler System Handbook (2010 Edition) and the NFPA Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Handbook (2011 Edition).  He has also been a contributing author for the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Prevention Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education.  He has developed and delivered technical presentations and training seminars on many topics related to fire protection to large and small groups throughout the United States and around the world.

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Mar 22nd – Protection of Concealed Spaces

Protection of Concealed Spaces     

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

  1. Describe and discuss the challenges posed by concealed spaces in a building
  2. Identify the requirements for when sprinkler protection is not required
  3. Discuss the characteristics of sprinkler used for the protection of concealed spaces

TIME FRAME:

START: 9:00 AM

FINISH: 12:00 PM

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

INSTRUCTOR: JAMES D. LAKE

Jim is the Vice President of Training and Technical Services for the Viking Corporation.  In this position, he oversees the development and delivery of training and education and technical support programs and products produced by Viking.  He has over 30 years of experience in fire protection including code enforcement, fire sprinkler industry representation and codes and standards administration.  He has served as Staff Liaison to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Automatic Sprinklers, responsible for writing NFPA 13, 13D, 13R (2010 Edition) as well as the Technical Committee on Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems responsible for writing NFPA 25 (2011 Edition). He also edited the NFPA Automatic Sprinkler Handbook (2010 Edition), the NFPA Residential Sprinkler System Handbook (2010 Edition) and the NFPA Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Handbook (2011 Edition).  He has also been a contributing author for the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Prevention Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education.  He has developed and delivered technical presentations and training seminars on many topics related to fire protection to large and small groups throughout the United States and around the world.

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