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NFPA 20 Seminar Slated for January 12-13

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NFPA 20 Seminar Slated for January 12-13UPDATE: This event has been postponed. Please visit Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau Licensing and Certification for additional information.

Fire protection engineer and industry expert Tracey Bellamy will present a virtual fire protection seminar as part of the Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau Licensing and Certification Training Program on January 12 and 13, 2021. The two-day continuing education seminar, NFPA 20: Fire Pumps, will not only enhance technical knowledge and job skills, but will also earn CPD points required for NICET certification.

Bellamy, Chief Engineering Officer of Telgian Engineering & Consulting is a veteran instructor and speaker. He offers over 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry as a Fire Protection Engineer, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Certified Water-Based System Professional. Bellamy’s background includes not only extensive experience in fire suppression system design, but also includes fire hazard analysis, fire safety systems testing and inspection. In addition, he is a licensed Professional Engineer (49 US states, DC and Guam).

A recognized leader in the fire protection industry, Bellamy serves on several National Fire Protection (NFPA) technical and correlating committees. These include NFPA 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000 (building code). In addition to his NFPA membership, he is also a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Fire Pumps Online Training Overview

The Fire Pumps Online Training course contains a review of basic fire pump principles including laminar and balanced flow, as well as basic hydraulic principles. The difference between centrifugal and positive displacement pumps will also be examined.

Attendees will learn about the various types of centrifugal fire pumps, along with how each are best applied. The performance requirements, selection and sizing of pumps will be discussed, and hands-on activities will provide experience and a framework for choosing the most cost-effective fire pump.

Installation requirements will be examined including acceptable and unacceptable layouts. In addition, the purpose of pressure maintenance (jockey) pumps will be explained, including methods for choosing the correct capacity. And, the requirement for motor drivers, engine drivers, and their controllers will also be reviewed.

The course ends with an examination of the requirements for acceptance testing and the required documentation for an approved fire pump installation.

For additional information or to register for the NFPA 20 seminar, please contact Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau Licensing and Certification.

About Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) is a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. TEC provides professional services related to the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses including strategic/enterprise risk management, environmental health and safety, fire protection engineering, operations continuity consulting, systems commissioning, emergency management, smoke control engineering and design, and construction administration services.

Since 1985, TEC has worked with clients including architects, engineers, owners, developers, risk and facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies across a variety of industry sectors. These include government, healthcare, commercial, education, hospitality, industrial, and transportation across the United States and abroad.

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