Fire Smarts, in partnership with Telgian, is providing a series of informative training webinars taught by Telgian fire protection experts who will educate attendees on specific areas of fire protection systems. The Carbon Monoxide Detection Requirements Training Webinar will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern (including 30 minutes of Q&A time).
Why is this Carbon Monoxide Detection Requirements Webinar a must-attend?
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and toxic gas produced as a by-product of combustion. Any fuel-burning appliance, vehicle, tool, or other device has the potential to produce dangerous levels of CO gas.
This presentation provides an overview of CO detection requirements based on NFPA 720 Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment. Common requirements for new and existing commercial structures will be covered, as well as discussion on the initial acceptance testing requirements contained in the standards.
Participants will also learn how the building code, NFPA 72, and NFPA 720 requirements impact CO detection systems and the growing adoption and enforcement of these requirements.
Carbon Monoxide Detection Requirements Webinar Learning Objectives
- Understand the scope and purpose of NFPA 720
- Explain the format of NFPA 72 and chapter layout
- Describe the inspection and testing requirements for CO detection systems
- Learn how to properly record and document all inspections, tests, and maintenance of CO detection systems
About the Presenter Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS
Ralph Bless has more than 30 years experience in fire protection including a broad range of water based and special hazard system design, code consulting, and fire protection engineering services. He has provided services to government, hospitality, warehouse / distribution, retail, convenience, multi-unit development, multi-family housing, industrial, restaurant, and medical accounts.
Ralph is licensed as a Professional Engineer in six states, is a Level IV NICET senior fire sprinkler layout technician, and holds several state and national certifications including Certified Fire Protection Specialist. He also chairs the NFPA 232, Technical Committee for Record Storage and serves as a Primary Member of the NFPA 15 Technical Committees for Water Spray Systems. In addition, Ralph is an Alternate Member of the NFPA 13 Correlating Committee.