During the recent Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Annual Conference & Expo, Chris Logan of The Fire Sprinkler Podcast caught up with Telgian Engineering & Consulting LLC (TEC) Chief Engineering Officer Tracey Bellamy to discuss water supplies and flow testing. In a rapidly evolving industry, the Fire Sprinkler Podcast is a popular fire protection resource dedicated to showcasing the benefits of fire sprinkler protection and the latest in cutting-edge technology with the foremost experts in the industry.
During the episode, the pair discussed significant issues that arise from flow testing, as well as the importance of performing accurate testing, and how to make sure flow testing is standardized. Bellamy offered insight into the fundamentals of the reliability of water supply, the importance of the flow test, and hazard analysis. In the segment, he also explored the vital importance of having that information in hand, prior to starting a project.
A globally recognized professional, Bellamy has had a distinguished career spanning more than 35 years as a fire protection engineer and consultant to international organizations. He is dedicated to advancing the fire protection industry, is active in numerous National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards committees, and is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Foundation Board of Governors. In addition, he is a major contributor to the NFPA 13, Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook, NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Handbook, and the new NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, published by NFPA.
As a senior level instructor, he presents classes for NFPA, AFSA, NFSA and Fire Smarts, providing instruction on a wide variety of topics including NFPA standards and the International Building and Fire Codes. Additionally, Bellamy has shared his industry knowledge through numerous articles published in a variety of trade magazines such as American Fire Sprinkler Association’s Sprinkler Age, Fire Middle East magazine, Marina Dock Age magazine, Parking magazine, and Reeves Journal, among others.
See the segment at The Fire Sprinkler Podcast.
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