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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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. Students will be able to implement the knowledge delivered in the classroom at the hands on training riser systems on site.

TIMEFRAME:

  • 2 periods of 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each, classroom setting.
  • 1 period of 60 minutes, outdoors hands on training.

START: 09 AM

FINISH: 12 PM

MATERIALS / AIDS:

PowerPoint slides, NFPA 13 2010 edition, NFPA 72 2010 edition, notepads, Sprinklermatic University hands on training riser systems

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this session the student will be able to:

  1. Describe a dry pipe fire sprinkler system
  2. Describe a preaction fire sprinkler system
  3. Describe the Viking Firecycle system
  4. Describe the scope of NFPA 13
  5. Describe the scope of NFPA 72
  6. Identify general requirements, water supplies, system components, design, and installation criteria for dry pipe preaction, and the Viking Firecycle fire protection systems
  7. Identify and demonstrate best practices for inspection, testing, and maintenance of dry pipe, preaction, and the Viking Firecycle fire protection systems

PRESENTATION:

Dry pipe fire sprinkler systems

  1. Description
  2. Dry pipe valve
  3. Valve and trim components
  4. Advantages and disadvantages
  5. Application and allowable sprinkler heads
  6. Air supply
  7. Placing the valve and system in service
  8. Operations during fire conditions
  9. Accelerator

Preaction fire sprinkler systems

  1. Description
  2. Single interlock and double interlock
  3. Types of deluge valves
  4. Air maintenance device
  5. Types of fire sprinklers
  6. Release systems and devices
  7. Air sampling

Viking Firecycle systems

  1. Description
  2. Configurations-wet, deluge, or preaction
  3. VFR-400 panel
  4. Heat detectors

NFPA 13

  1. Scope
  2. Water supply
  3. System components
  4. Design and installation criteria

NFPA 72

  1. Scope
  2. Initiating devices and detection

Best practices

  1. Hands on training
  2. Demonstrate application of NFPA 13 on real equipment; waterflow and valve reset from on-site riser systems
  3. Viking Riser Manifold, pressure gauges, Easy Riser Swing Check Valve, FireCycle III Single Interlock and Double Interlock, release control panel, flow control valve, model F-1 deluge valve

EVALUATION:

Students will identify water supply and system components. Students will also perform best practices for inspecting, testing, and maintenance of a NFPA 13 compliant dry pipe system, a preaction system, and the Viking Firecycle system, including how to reset the valves

OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENT:

Students will identify structures protected by dry pipe and preaction fire sprinkler systems in their respective AHJ.

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