Sprinkler course available through AFSA

The third part of AFSA's Fire Sprinkler Systems Hydraulic Calculations program, a two-hour interactive online course, is now available. The online course is accessible through AFSA's e-learning courseware portal eCampus.

Dallas - The third part of AFSA's Fire Sprinkler Systems Hydraulic Calculations program, a two-hour interactive online course, is now available. The online course is accessible through AFSA's e-learning courseware portal eCampus.

“The addition of part three of the Hydraulic Calculations online program is an important step forward in providing more training, 24-hours a day, every day, “ said Steve Muncy, AFSA president. “AFSA continues to provide leadership in education through our efforts to provide accessible training to authorities having jurisdiction and the fire sprinkler industry.”

The course is designed to assist sprinkler system layout technicians and others who are seeking NICET certification, and for authorities having jurisdiction desiring an understanding of calculation models and applications.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to evaluate minimum water supply needs, determine adequacy of water supplies, understand the principles behind selecting design areas, understand hydraulic junction points and pressure balancing, and use hydraulic worksheets to complete hydraulic calculations of a dead-end (tree) system.

Produced by AFSA and written by Russ Leavitt, senior engineering technician, this third installment in the Hydraulic Calculations program focuses on more advanced design criteria, applications and in-depth working knowledge of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

The online course is $100 for non-members and $90 for AFSA members. Additional information is available at http://afsa.redvector.com.