Webinars (Recorded for Purchase)

 

Corrosion Inhibition of Dry and Preaction Fire Suppression Systems Using Nitrogen Gas
(1.5 hours; CEU: 0.15; CPD: 1.5]

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Internal corrosion of dry and preaction fire suppression systems is a growing concern for the fire sprinkler industry. Corrosion in these systems causes failures resulting in property damage, production downtime, and increased maintenance costs. Additionally, corrosion impacts system hydraulics and reduces the efficiency of fire sprinkler system designs. Historically, dry and preaction fire suppression systems have used compressed air as the supervisory gas to pressurize their piping. Compressed air, however, contains both oxygen and moisture causing the system piping to corrode. Nitrogen, acting as a supervisory gas in piping, is a well documented inhibitor of corrosion and has been implemented in industries such as gas and oil, pharmaceutical, and marine transit. This study analyzes the corrosion-inhibiting effects of 98% nitrogen gas when applied to both carbon steel and galvanized steel, in an environment stimulating a dry pipe fire sprinkler system. The weight loss methodology is utilized to examine the effects.

Speaker: Josh Tihen

 

Clean Agent Systems
(1.5 hours; CEU: 0.15; CPD: 1.5]

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This seminar is intended to introduce the audience to the basic concepts of clean agent fire suppression systems. The primary focus will be on the types of agents available including halocarbon based agents and inert gases. Additionally a detailed discussion will provide a description of the major components required for the system operation, common sequences of operation and the critical interface between the release control system, detection, building controls and the mechanical components incorporated into the system.

Speaker: Scott Martorano

 

CPVC Compatibility & Application Update
(2.0 hours; CEU: 0.20; CPD: 2.0]

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Attendee will learn how to recognize various types of failures of CPVC fire sprinkler systems and how to take steps to avoid them. Attendees will also learn about new technologies and applications for use of CPVC in Hi-Rise, institutions, Hospitals, and multi-family and single family homes and how this can greatly reduce the overall installation cost of Fire Sprinkler systems.

Speaker: Michelle Knight and Jeff Gibson

 

NFPA 25, 2014 Update
(1.5 hours; CEU: 0.15; CPD: 1.5]

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The 2014 edition of NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Suppression Systems is almost here. It includes significant changes from the 2011 edition. This seminar will examine the revision process for this latest version including some significant proposals that were rejected by the technical committee and the reasons why. Participants will learn about the major revisions which include changes affecting the scope of the document, hydraulic information signs, standpipe systems, fire pumps, and internal piping obstructions and their impact on owners, contractors, and AHJ’s. If you are a property owner, an inspection provider, or enforcer this seminar will provide you with the latest information regarding this important NFPA standard.

Speaker: Russ Leavitt, SET, CFPS

 

Technical Changes from the 2010 ed. to the 2013 ed. of NFPA 13 - Part III - Residential Sprinkler Requirements
(1 hours; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0]

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This third segment of the program will highlight and provide the technical background changes effecting Residential Sprinkler design and installation requirements for NFPA 13, 13D and 13R standards.

Speaker: Bob Caputo

 

Technical Changes from the 2010 ed. to the 2013 ed. of NFPA 13 - Part II - Storage Occupancy Requirements
(1.5 hours; CEU: 0.15; CPD: 1.5]

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This second segment of the program will highlight and provide the technical background changes effecting Storage Occupancy requirements of Chapters 12 – 20 of the standard. There are significant changes for rack storage protection criteria, especially with CMDA (Control Mode Density Area) sprinklers. If your business model includes storage occupancies, be sure to spend this fast paced, 90-minute session with Bob!

Speaker: Bob Caputo

 

Technical Changes from the 2010 ed. to the 2013 ed. of NFPA 13 - Part I - Installation Requirements
(1.5 hours; CEU: 0.15; CPD: 1.5]

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The NFPA 13, 2013 edition will soon be on your desk! This is part one of a three-part program which will highlight and provide the technical background for as well as insight to some changes which were not accepted by the Installation Technical Committee. This program will provide attendees with knowledge of new requirements and will help to provide advantages in estimating, design and installation phases of the work… Be in the know and up to date with the most current requirements for sprinkler system design and installation. NFPA Committee member Bob Caputo will discuss the significant technical changes along with offer a Q&A sessions related to your issues.

Speaker: Bob Caputo

 

Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
(2.0 hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0]

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Nobody got into the fire protection business because he enjoyed the financial aspects of the business. Few use financial statements to really understand the business and make the right decisions. Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to identify information that financial managers use to increase profits to determine how much working capital is enough; evaluate the financial structure of your firm; whether your company is price-sensitive or volume-sensitive and what to do about it; and explain how to use financials ratio to take a financial physical.

Speaker: Randy Stutzman

 

NFPA 20, 2013 Updates
[1.5-hours; CEU: 0.15; CPD: 1.50]

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This seminar will outline the revisions to the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 and will include a background discussion (technical substantiation) of the changes and discussion of the impact of the more significant changes from a fire pump committee member perspective.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the 2013 edition revisions
2. Implement these changes in the design and layout of fire pump systems

Speaker: Hans Stewart