Telgian fire protection expert Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS will present a Fire Smarts “Nitrogen Generators for Pre-Action and Dry Sprinkler Systems” training opportunity on July 8, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern. The course covers the requirements and considerations for using nitrogen generators in lieu of air for water-based fire protection systems protecting against freezing. Focus will be given to dry pipe and pre-action systems and the key decision factors to consider when using nitrogen generation to meet freeze protection requirements. The discussion will also include design considerations and NFPA 13 requirements for use of nitrogen generators as well as limitations and economic impact, including maintenance, of their use.
- Learn the NFPA 13 requirements for use of nitrogen generators in lieu of air compressors for dry pipe systems and pre-action systems
• Understand how to the use of these options can impact the reliability and maintenance of these systems
• Explain the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing nitrogen in lieu of air in conjunction with dry or pre-action systems
About Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS
Ralph Bless has more than 40 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 government, hospitality, warehouse/distribution center, retail, convenience, multi-unit development, multifamily housing, industrial, restaurant, and medical accounts. Bless 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 ten state licenses.
He chairs the 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 “Nitrogen Generators for Pre-Action and Dry Sprinkler Systems” webinar, please visit Fire Smarts.
For media interviews with Ralph Bless, please contact: