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Civil Engineering

Plumbing and Fire Protection Building System - Fire Protection Systems for Industrial Type Buildings and Processes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to know:
  • Warehouses used for storage and distribution of consumer items – dry and refrigerated
  • Big box retail stores and typical storage arrangements
  • Sprinkler systems, special sprinkler heads and other sprinkler system components for an adequate and reliable fire protection suppression system, density (NFPA; FM Global)
  • Available detection systems and related equipment and hardware
  • Water supply for sprinkler systems, fire pumps, yard hydrants, storage on site
  • Special systems used in lieu of or in addition to sprinklers (foam, CO2, mist, halon substitutes, other)
  • Mezzanines, platform or stair grating, office cubicles, (added, relocated)
  • Shut down and control procedures for repairs and alterations
  • Conveyors and material handling doors and wall openings
  • Equipment and systems used for multi-family residential occupancies

Target Audience
  • Fire protection system designers
  • Fire protection contractors
  • Fire department personnel and officials
  • Underwriting personnel
  • Owners or physical plant managers of commercial industrial facilities
  • Code-enforcing authorities
  • Owners or designers of multi-family residences

Civil Engineering Outline
The course covers the following topics:
  • Sprinkler systems and their components
  • Fires: Using sample real-world losses to validate the need for proper fire protection system design
  • Special systems
  • Pre-action, deluge, dry, others, and their use
  • Ducts carrying oil or other flammable product
  • Tire or paper storage, etc.
  • Detection systems
  • Discuss attendee-selected special hazards
  • Water supply surrounding the building
  • Water supplies for sprinkler systems: types, alternatives available
  • Hydrant protection, selection, location
  • Pumps, tanks, piping, number of risers and their location
  • Sprinkler systems for multi-family residences through four stories


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