Telgian’s Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS will present an all-new Fire Smarts “NFPA 22 Water Storage Tanks for Fire Sprinkler Systems” webinar on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time. This course examines the scope of NFPA 22 and includes a detailed look at the purpose, types of water tanks permitted and specific considerations for installation and maintenance.
Water storage tanks are not frequently used in the United States, thanks to the public water supply. But, for those working internationally, the use of water storage tanks is more common and are used to provide robust and appropriate fire protection.
In the “NFPA Water Storage Tanks for Fire Sprinkler Systems” webinar, Bless will explore NFPA 22 Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection and how it provides fire protection designers, installers, engineers and building owners with crucial guidance in the use and maintenance of water storage tanks used to supply fire sprinkler systems.
- Learn basic definitions and their application for water tanks
- Understand the types of water tanks and the purpose they serve
- Explain the function of water tanks in providing for the needs of fire suppression
- Discuss the various options and considerations for the design and construction of water tanks
CEUs: 1 contact hour
This webinar complies with ICC CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. These can be used as supporting documentation for CPD points, which are required for NICET certification. In addition, certificates of completion for the webinar can be used as supporting documentation for credit hours required for re-certification as part of the UCC program, as well as for Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications.
About the Presenter: Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS
Ralph Bless has more than 39 years of experience in fire protection including a broad range of water-based and special hazard system design, code consulting and fire protection engineering services. He has provided services to a variety of sectors including government, hospitality, warehouse/distribution center, retail, convenience, multi-unit development, multifamily housing, industrial, restaurant, and medical facilities.
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 four additional NICET certifications, as well as 10 state licenses.
Bless chairs the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committee for Record Storage, NFPA 232, and serves on the NFPA technical committees for Building Systems and Special Occupancies (NFPA 1 – Fire Code); Installation (NFPA 13); Correlating (NFPA 13); Water Spray Systems (NFPA 15); and Remote Inspections (NFPA 915).
To learn more and register for the “NFPA 22 Water Storage Tanks for Fire Sprinkler Systems” webinar, please visit Fire Smarts.
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