Telgian’s Chief Engineering Officer, Tracey Bellamy, P.E., C.F.P.S., recently authored an article entitled “How to Determine Commodity Classification: It’s Not as Easy as You Think,” which appeared in Sprinkler Age magazine. “A comparative assessment using applied judgment is essential to the proper determination of commodity Classification for the broad range of products that exist and are encountered in the real world,” says Bellamy. “However, this applied judgment cannot be taken lightly. The proper classification of the commodity is essential to the proper design of the fire sprinkler system. A misclassification in commodity will result in an incorrectly designed sprinkler system.”
In the piece Bellamy explains NFPA 13, related to the determination of the proper commodity classification, and more.
To view “How to Determine Commodity Classification” in its entirety, please visit Sprinkler Age magazine.
Attached PDF reprinted with permission from Sprinkler Age magazine, March / April 2016, a publication of the American Fire Sprinkler Association.
About Tracey Bellamy
Tracey Bellamy serves as Telgian’s Chief Engineering Officer and offers over 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry. Bellamy is active within the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). In addition, he represents Telgian on a number of NFPA technical committees including NFPA 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000. He is also a certified instructor with NFPA and teaches nationally and internationally on a variety of fire protection topics.
A registered Professional Fire Protection and Civil Engineer, Bellamy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. In addition, he holds an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.