approx 90 minutes
- 4 parts
CEUs = 0.15 / CPDs = 1.5 (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)
Among the most confusing fire protection systems faced by a plan
review or inspecting authority are those designed to protect facilities
that include extensive storage of commodities. Until 1999, NFPA
covered protection of specific storage commodities, such as on-floor
and rack storage of Class I, II, III, IV and plastic commodities,
rubber tires, baled cotton and roll paper within individual standards — 231,
231C, 231D, 231E and 231F. Beginning with the 1999 edition, those
standards were included in NFPA 13, and this change caused additional
confusion for many in the industry.
CLSE 303 builds upon the basics of Storage Protection discussed
in CLSE 301 and 302 and will introduce participants to sprinkler
system design requirements for storage occupancies with a focus
on miscellaneous storage (chapter 13) and solid pile storage (chapters
14 and 15).
Upon completion of this program, participants will
be able to describe and locate NFPA 13 requirements on design issues
such as where miscellaneous storage criteria can be applied and
what commodities it covers, the design criteria for the different
allowed sprinkler types and understand the differences in what
they can protect, and how to address areas smaller than the minimum
assigned remote area; be able to identify the different storage
arrangements and understand its impact on the allowed type of sprinkler;
be able to define the required density and understand the modifiers
and storage variables that impact the design basis; and understand
the relative water demands between the different types of sprinklers.
The target audience for all three presentations includes:
• Building Officials
• Plan reviewers
• Fire Marshals
Important Note to the Student: This program covers many specific
references to particular sections, paragraphs or figures in the
2007 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler
Systems. To effectively follow along with the technical requirements
being discussed by the speaker and understand the subtle differences
between certain sections, each student should have a copy of that
standard readily available before beginning this program.
In addition, some of the discussion in this program will highlight
differences between the 2007 and 2010 editions of NFPA 13. Therefore,
having a copy of the 2010 edition will be helpful, although not
as imperative as the 2007 edition.
If you do not have a copy of the referenced standard(s), a downloadable
pdf can be purchased from the National Fire Protection Association
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Bob Caputo has been a member of the fire protection community
for more than 25 years and has experience is all areas of the fire
sprinkler industry. A former fire fighter trained in fire suppression
at the U.S. Naval Fire Fighting Training Center in San Diego, Bob
has been an instructor since 1989, teaching seminars for both American
Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and NFPA. He holds fire sprinkler
contracting licenses in multiple states. He represents AFSA on
the NFPA 13 Installation Committee and is the author of AFSA's
Project Management Tools program. He was named FPC Magazine's “Man
of the Year” in 1994 and was named San Diego County Fire
Prevention Officer of the Year in 1999.
Roland Huggins, P.E., is the vice president of Engineering and
Technical Services for the American Fire Sprinkler Association.
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and registered in
Fire Protection Engineering. He is a member of the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection
Engineers (SFPE). Huggins is a member of NFPA Standards Council
and multiple NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 13 Technical
Correlating Committee, NFPA 13 Discharge Criteria, NFPA 25, and
NFPA 5000 (Building Code) Technical Correlating Committee. NFPA
activities have included participating on the editing of the Sprinkler
Handbook and the Fire Protection Handbook. Other national activities
involve the NFPA Research Foundation, UL Standard Technical Panels,
NICET, and SFPE. He has conducted many seminars and presentations
as well as written numerous sprinkler-related articles. Huggins
is a Vietnam-era veteran.