Telgian Engineering & Consulting fire protection industry expert Joseph Keltos will present a Fire Smarts “Fire Protection Training on Hydraulic Calculations for Sprinkler Systems” Training Opportunity on December 1 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific. This course introduces participants to hydraulic calculations including sprinkler operating pressure, elevation pressure, and friction-loss.
Keltos has more than 30 years of experience within the fire protection industry in construction, design and engineering. He holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout, a Level II certification from NICET in Special Hazard Systems Layout and Fire Alarm Systems, and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). He has extensive experience with water based fire sprinkler systems including applications in healthcare, higher education and special hazard occupancies. Joseph serves on the NFPA 16 technical committee for the installation of foam-water systems. He is a member of NFPA, AFSA, and NFSA.
During the course, Keltos will examine the density / area approach to determine design criteria including water demand for sprinklers and hose allowance. A review of the common system configurations will be conducted examining the benefits of each. In addition, the requirements for performing hydraulic calculations, as per NFPA 13, will discussed including the required forms, C-values, and equivalent lengths.
Participants will also 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. And, the calculation concepts for using looped and gridded configurations will be reviewed.
Washington State residents may register at no charge through Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. Students not in Washington State may register online through Fire Smarts with an applicable registration fee.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Hydraulic Calculations for Sprinkler Systems Training Opportunity is being taught in a virtual classroom. Please visit the Fire Smarts course details and registration page to register.
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Telgian Holdings, Inc.