Fire Smarts, in conjunction with The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office, will provide live fire sprinkler training events featuring Telgian’s Russell Leavitt at the Everett Fire Department in Everett, Washington on October 8-9, 2019. Leavitt’s presentations include Fire Sprinkler Systems – Plan Review and Acceptance Testing for AHJ’s on October 8 and Hydraulic Calculations for Fire Sprinkler Systems on October 9.
Leavitt is the Executive Chairman of Telgian Corporation, as well as 2nd Vice Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). With over 36 years of industry experience, he holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). In addition, Leavitt is a Board Member of the NFPA, the Chair of the NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria Technical Committee, and serves on the NFPA 13 Installation and NFPA 25 Technical Committees.
Leavitt’s first presentation, Fire Sprinkler Systems – Plan Review and Acceptance Testing for AHJ’s, will be held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, October 8. This course is geared toward the AHJ and takes attendees through a step-by-step review of fire sprinkler working drawings, the accompanying hydraulic calculations, and the requirements for acceptance testing of the system.
This course utilizes the requirements found in NFPA 13 and 13R. Attendees will work with an actual fire sprinkler working plan and the accompanying hydraulic calculations.
The second fire sprinklers training presentation, Hydraulic Calculations for Fire Sprinkler Systems, will be held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 9. This course introduces participants to hydraulic calculations including sprinkler operating pressure, elevation pressure, and friction-loss. In addition, this course will examine the density/area approach to determining design criteria including water demand for sprinklers and hose allowance. A review of the common system configurations will also be conducted, with an examination of the benefits of each.
The requirements for performing hydraulic calculations, as per NFPA 13, will also be discussed including the required forms, C-values, and equivalent lengths. And, participants with review hydraulic principles for calculating specific application sprinklers using minimum K-factors and pressure, the principles for determining the hydraulically most demanding area, and changing the sprinkler area of coverage, density, and orifice size to find the most efficient system layout and configuration. The calculation concepts for using looped and gridded configurations will be examined, as well.
Each participant registered (completing the sign-in sheet and attending the full training session) will receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate will include the participant’s name, training subject, date, number of training hours completed, and the Fire Smarts name, address, and phone number.
Certificates of Completion comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. ICC CEU’s are assigned based on 0.1 CEU per training contact hour. These certificates can be used as supporting documentation for CPD points required for NICET certification. This applies to the “Additional Education” section of NICET Policy #30 on Continuing Professional Development that allows for CPD points for education to advance, broaden and enhance technical knowledge and job skills.
Please register for fire sprinkler training through Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.
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