Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC (TEC) fire protection expert Ralph Bless will present an Introduction to NFPA 13 Fire Sprinkler Systems webinar on July 13, 2023, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET. The webinar will explore the basics of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
This course will provide an understanding of the four major fire sprinkler system types, the basic components, design objectives, and basic installation principles of fire sprinkler systems. Acceptance testing requirements will also be reviewed to ensure that the finished sprinkler system functions as intended.
Upon completion, attendees will understand the three essential components of a sprinkler system and be able to explain the design objectives for sprinkler systems and describe the four major sprinkler system types and their application, as well as locate and apply the basic installation requirements for sprinkler system components.
About Ralph E. Bless, Jr., P.E., CFPS, SET
Ralph Bless has long been recognized as an expert in the fire protection industry for his expertise, and he shares this knowledge as a speaker, presenter and instructor across the US and around the globe. He is also a sought-after author and has published numerous articles on related fire protection and life safety topics. Recent examples include “Multifamily Residence Fire Safety: Don’t Skip Individual Unit Inspections” for Multifamily Executive, “How do holiday decorations impact fire safety?” for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) magazine FMJ, and “Don’t Go Up in Flames, Fire Safety Systems Maintenance During Pandemic” for Connexus magazine, among others.
Ralph has more than 40 years of experience in fire protection which include a broad range of water based and special hazard system design, code consulting and fire protection engineering services. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in six states, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Level IV NICET senior fire sprinkler layout technician and holds three additional NICET certifications, as well as ten state licenses.
He also serves on six NFPA committees including the NFPA 1 Fire Code, NFPA 15 covering Water Spray Systems, and NFPA 915 covering remote inspections. He chairs the technical committee for NFPA 232 covering Record Storage and serves on the NFPA 13 Installation Technical Committee and Correlating Committee.
To learn more and register for the Introduction to NFPA 13 Fire Sprinkler Systems webinar, please visit Fire Smarts.
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