Review of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

This two-part program describes the review process of of fire sprinkler systems for one- and two-family dwellings, designed in accordance with the NFPA 13D standard.

Part 1 (CLSE 501) is a prerequisite Part 2, and describes the history of the NFPA 13D standard, and how it differs from NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R. It discusses the exceptions allowed by NFPA 13D in certain circumstances, and covers water supply requirements and how they are determined and evaluated. Other topics covered include: Residential sprinkler spacing and location; Residential sprinkler coverage areas, temperature ratings, and obstructions to discharge; Applicable pipe and fittings; Multipurpose and Stand-alone piping systems; and Concepts and considerations used in residential system hydraulic calculations. 

Part 2 (CLSE 502) requires the completion of Part 1. This program leads the student through the detailed step-by-step process of reviewing a fire sprinkler system plan designed for protection of a single-family home. Supplemental documents, available to the student as downloadable pdf files, provide a copy of the plan to be reviewed, as well as supporting data sheets, hydraulic calculations, and a sample plan review checklist.


It is highly recommended that the student have a copy of NFPA 13D Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2007 Edition, readily available for reference during this seminar.

Fees

90-minute sessions
$15
  / $20 with CEU

Double Sessions
$20 / $30 with CEU

 

Part 1 - CLSE 501

One Hour and 40 Minutes –3 Audio parts

CEUs = .15 / CPDs = 1.5 (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)

Speakers: Kenneth W. Wagoner, S.E.T., Parsley Consulting


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There are many issues within NFPA 13 that are assumed to be understood. This leads to conflicts between contractors and AHJs in interpreting the criteria. Fire Sprinklers 101 begins the discussion of underlying principles and requisite issues that are assumed to be understood by users of the sprinkler standards prior to applying them. It touches upon NFPA 13D and 13R, but the main focus is requirements of NFPA 13.

FS 101 includes discussion of the three CRITICAL Considerations — Choosing the Correct Sprinkler Standard, Water Supply & Arrangement appropriate to the selected standard, and Occupancy. The course addresses what the AHJ should look for from the building owner, the sprinkler layout technician/designer, and the fire sprinkler contractor; discusses the scope of NFPA 13; and discusses the use of formal and informal interpretations of NFPA standards.

This program will introduce participants to NFPA 13, including the basic layout, format and editorial markings used to navigate the standard.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to identify and locate basic information from NFPA 13, describe the four basic types of systems and identify types of sprinklers used in fire sprinkler systems.

Part 2 - CLSE 502

Two and One-half Hours – 4 Audio parts

CEUs = .25 / CPDs = 2.5 (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)

Speakers: Kenneth W. Wagoner, S.E.T., Parsley Consulting


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This seminar, Part 2 of CLSE’s program on Plan Review and Acceptance of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems designed in accordance with NFPA 13D, leads the student through the detailed step-by-step process of reviewing a fire sprinkler system plan designed for protection of a single-family home. Supplemental documents, available to the student as downloadable pdf files, provide a copy of the plan to be reviewed, as well as supporting data sheets, hydraulic calculations, and a sample plan review checklist.

This seminar should require two and one-half hours to complete and is meant to follow the prerequisite Part 1, which introduces the student to design and installation concepts of residential fire sprinkler systems. For both programs, the student is advised to have a copy of NFPA 13D available for reference.

On completion of this program, the attendee should be able to:

  • Interpret and evaluate a fire sprinkler plan to determine conformance with applicable standards
  • Perform a plan review on an example NFPA 13D system, including review of hydraulic calculations for the system.
  • Calculate the loss in pressure for flow through a pipe using the Hazen-Williams formula
  • Identify pertinent information provided on material data sheets for the pipe, sprinklers, fittings, hangers, valves, and meter used in the installation of this system
  • Develop a plan review checklist relevant to your jurisdiction
  • Interpret which course of action is appropriate upon completion of the review:
    • Accept without comment
    • Accept with comments requiring field verification
    • Accept with red-line revisions to the plan/calculations
    • Reject, and require resubmittal

It is highly recommended that the student have a copy of NFPA 13D Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2007 Edition, readily available for reference during this seminar.