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Applying the NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules, Aug 7-9, 2018

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Join us for three days as we learn the NFPA 13 rules for avoiding obstructions to fire sprinklers. We’ll use differing real-world scenarios to demonstrate compliance and common mistakes. Improve your skills in sprinkler layout and review with this series of classes.

 

Day 1: The Rules Applying to All Sprinklers, and the Rules for Standard Sprinklers - 3:00 - 5:00 PM CDT

This lesson will cover NFPA 13, Sections 8.5 through 8.7. We'll learn about the basic rules governing obstructions that apply to every type of sprinkler found in Section 8.5. Also, we’ll learn about obstructions to each type of standard spray sprinkler. We’ll cover Section 8.6 for Uprights and Pendents. Then we’ll discuss Section 8.7 for Sidewall Sprinklers.

 

Day 2: Obstruction Rules for Extended Coverage and Residential Sprinklers - 3:00 - 5:00 PM CDT

This lesson will cover NFPA 13, Sections 8.8 through 8.10. We'll learn about the basic rules governing obstructions that apply to Extended Coverage and Residential Sprinklers. We’ll include the obstruction rules found in Section 8.8 for Extended Coverage Uprights and Pendents, 8.9 for Extended Coverage Sidewalls, and 8.10 for Residential Sprinklers.  

 

Day 3: Obstruction Rules for CMSA and ESFR - 3:00 - 5:00 PM CDT

This lesson will cover NFPA 13, Sections 8.11 and 8.12.  We’ll discuss the obstruction rules that apply to Control Mode Specific Application (CMSA) Sprinklers in Section 8.11 of NFPA 13.  We’ll also learn about obstructions to Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) Sprinklers from Section 8.12.  This lesson will challenge even the most experienced designer.