Fire Smarts, in partnership with Telgian, provides a series of informative training webinars taught by Telgian fire protection experts who educate on specific areas of fire protection systems. Recent examples include introductory webinars on Emergency Communication Systems, Fire Safety and Extinguisher Use, and Fire Alarm System Communication. The November 8 webinar, High Pile Stock Requirements for Sprinkler Design, is timely due to an increased demand for warehouses, as well as major changes to space usage. These situations both significantly affect how fire protection systems are designed. This growing complexity has resulted in proper storage becoming one of the most challenging fire protection design scenarios.
The webinar is based on NFPA 13, the industry benchmark for design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems. During the webinar, attendees will review the key decision points to consider when determining and applying an approved fire sprinkler design option for a specific storage application, and will cover such foundational questions as:
- What is being stored?
- How is it stored?
- How high is it stored?
- Explain the design process for storage occupancies.
- Identify and classify commodities.
- Understand and apply the design approach options for storage occupancies.
CEUs: 1 contact hour
High Pile Stock Requirements for Sprinkler Design NFPA13
About the Presenter, Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS
Ralph Bless has more than 37 years’ 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 three additional NICET certifications, as well as eight state licenses.
In addition, Bless chairs the NFPA technical committee for Record Storage, NFPA 232, and serves on the NFPA technical committees for Water Spray Systems, NFPA 15, as well as the NFPA 13 Installation Technical Committee and Correlating Committee.