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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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 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.

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 14 2010 edition, Florida Building Code, notepads, Sprinklermatic University hands on training riser systems, cut away pressure regulating valve

LOCATION:

Sprinklermatic University, 4740 Davie Road, Davie FL 33314

OBJECTIVES:

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

  1. Discuss the impact of significant fires in the United States which led to improvements in fire protection systems
  2. Identify sprinkler head components
  3. Identify sprinkler types and discuss thermal sensitivity
  4. Discuss the design criteria for residential and commercial fire sprinklers
  5. Describe the scope of NFPA 13
  6. Describe the scope of NFPA 14
  7. Discuss how Chapter 9 of the Florida Building Code plays a role in fire protection systems
  8. Identify class I, class II, and class III standpipes
  9. Identify fire hose valves, including pressure regulating valves and pressure regulating devices
  10. Identify general requirements, water supplies, system components, design, and installation criteria for residential and commercial fire protection systems
  11. Identify and demonstrate best practices for inspection, testing, and maintenance of residential and commercial fire protection systems

PRESENTATION:

  1. PRESENTATION:              
    1. Historical Fires and Lessons Learned
    2. Iroquois Theater
    3. Triangle Shirt Waist Company
    4. Coconut Grove Night Club
    5. Winecoff Hotel
    6. Our Lady of Angels School
    7. Beverly Hills Supper Club g. MGM Grand
    8. The Station Night Club
  2. Sprinkler head components
    1. Frame
    2. Deflector
    3. Frangible bulb or fusible element
    4. Pipe cap
    5. Pintle crew
    6. Belleview spring
  3. Types of fire sprinklers
    1. Upright
    2. Sidewall
    3. Pendent
    4. Standard coverage
    5. Extended coverage
    6. Thermal sensitivity
    7. Standard response
    8. Quick response
    9. Residential
  4. NFPA 13
    1. Scope
    2. Water supply
    3. Design
    4. Installation
    5. Inspecting, testing, maintenance
  5. NFPA 14
    1. Scope
    2. Water supply
    3. Design
    4. Installation
    5. Inspecting, testing, maintenance
  6. Florida Building Code
    1. Chapter 9
    2. Fire alarm and detection systems
    3. Automatic sprinkler systems
    4. Standpipe systems
  7. Best Practices
    1. Hands on training
    2. Demonstrate application of standards and building code on real equipment with water flow from on-site riser systems
    3. c. Viking 4” Easypac commercial riser assembly, pressure gauges, automatic fire control valves, inspector’s test and drain

EVALUATION:

Students will identify water supply and system components. Students will also perform best practices for inspecting, testing, and maintenance of a NFPA 13 riser and a NFPA 14 riser complete with fire hose valves.

OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENT:

Students will identify structures protected by residential and commercial fire sprinkler systems in their respective AHJ. Students will also identify structures containing NFPA 14 compliant standpipe risers with fire hose valves.

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