Sprinkler Academy

Clearing the Air: Nitrogen in Fire Protection Systems

Type: GoToWebinar Class
Instructor: Cecil Bilbo
Start: Jul 27, 2020 3:00 PM

Presented by Cecil Bilbo and Jason Webb

Cost: $35 USD

The Sprinkler Academy is pleased to bring you a one-hour webinar in cooperation with Potter Electric Signal Company. Do you know the rules for using a nitrogen generator on a fire sprinkler system? These systems have become very desirable, given the increased rates of corrosion in dry-pipe systems in recent years. The NFPA 13 Committees have discussed the rules that must be applied to these systems and are scheduled to formally vote this fall.

We will discuss these systems and the rules that are associated with them. Most designers do not know how these systems accomplish the goals from an application and practical perspective. We’ll discuss the right way to include these systems in your design and we’ll let you know what the Committee is currently thinking.

Jason Webb is the Director of Industry Affairs for Potter Electric Signal Company. Following retirement from a 25-year fire service career which included over 12 years as AHJ in a high-growth metropolitan fire department, he spent five years as a fire safety advocate, trainer and program developer/manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association and the Automatic Fire Alarm Association before coming to Potter. He is an accomplished author and instructor, providing continuing education for firefighters, fire and building code officials, fire protection contractors, and design professionals for over two decades. He is an active member of the ICC, NFPA, NFSA, AFSA, AFAA, FSSA and SFPE and sits on numerous codes and standards development committees.

Cecil Bilbo is the President of the Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology in Champaign, Illinois. He has 35 years of experience in the Fire Sprinkler Industry. He is the father of three adult children and a grandfather to four. Formerly, Cecil worked in Contracting, CAD Software development, and he created a degree program for fire sprinkler designers. He was the Director of Technical Services at the National Fire Sprinkler Association from 2001-2009. Cecil is a member of the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s Sprinkler Advisory Council, and sits on eight different NFPA Committees that include NFPA 3, 4, 13, 14, 25, 88A, 101, 170, and 5000. He is the author of many textbooks and magazine articles. He was named FPC Magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year.