Telgian Corporation’s Chief Engineering Officer Tracey Bellamy will conduct two days of Fire Sprinkler Classroom Training at Woodinville Fire & Rescue Station in Woodinville, WA on November 6 and 7. The November 6 course, Residential Fire Sprinklers: Homes to High-Rise, is an 8-hour course that covers the protection of residential occupancies. Residential occupancies are unique, with distinct requirements for the use and location of sprinklers. Systems installed in accordance with NFPA 13D and 13R are strictly life safety in their purpose, while those installed in dwelling units as allowed by NFPA 13, are a part of a larger protection scenario. This course examines the requirements for each document and the desired protection objectives.
The November 7 course, Plumber Installed Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems, is an 8-hour course that introduces plumbing contractors to residential fire sprinklers. It covers the purpose of residential sprinklers, as well as the basic design concepts. The types of systems that will be reviewed in detail include multipurpose, network, and passive systems.
In addition, the requirements for pipe, fittings, sprinklers, and system appurtenances will be discussed, as well as the location and positioning of sprinklers, with an emphasis on correct application of sprinkler types. This seminar also reviews hydraulic calculations required by NFPA 13D and the hydraulic consequences when making field changes to sprinkler layout, pipe sizes and lengths, or the system riser location. Instruction concludes with a review of the requirements for system acceptance including the performance of “bucket tests.”
About the Fire Sprinkler Classroom Training Presenter: Tracey Bellamy, P.E., CFPS
Tracey Bellamy has more than 25 years of experience in the fire protection community including all areas of the fire sprinkler industry. He has extensive experience with fire suppression system design, fire hazard analysis and fire protection system inspection and testing. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Guam, and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).
He serves on several NFPA technical and correlating committees including NFPA 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000 (building code). Tracey is also a member of ASCE, NFPA, and SFPE.
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