Quick Evaluations for Systems and Supplies, Aug 14-15, 2018

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Join us for two lessons as we learn how to estimate the minimum requirements needed for a successful calculation of a fire sprinkler system. Learn how to do quick calculations for the parameters that must be met in a calculation. Salespeople will know right away if a project will or will not need a fire pump. AHJs will be able to immediately determine the level of performance that a system must deliver when checking plans.


Lesson 1: Choosing Design Methods - 3:00 - 5:00 PM CDT

We will discuss the design methods found in Chapter 11 of NFPA 13. We’ll discuss the Quick Response Reduction, Mixed Occupancies, the “Largest Room Rule” and little-known uses of the Residential Method.


Lesson 2: Evaluating Flows and Pressures- 3:00 - 5:00 PM CDT

We will discuss ways to estimate the flow that will be needed for various types of sprinkler systems.  We will also estimate this minimum flow requirement using the different design methods.

Can you determine the minimum pressure required for a sprinkler system? In this lesson, we will use some basic information to estimate the minimum pressures that will meet the requirements for a calculated system.