DALLAS - The American Fire Sprinkler Association has developed the first of four one-hour courses focusing on hydraulic calculations for automatic fire sprinkler systems. The courses will be hosted via the association’s e-learning courseware portal eCampus.
Russ Leavitt, president and CEO of Telgian Inc., created “Fire Sprinkler Systems Hydraulic Calculations, Part 1.” The first installment in the hydraulic calculations series is geared toward layout technicians and others seeking NICET certification as well as authorities having jurisdiction. The course gives attendees the foundations in subjects of calculation models and applications and a working knowledge of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
Upon completing the first part, attendees will understand basic terminology and basic hydraulic concepts including pressure, density, area of coverage and friction loss. They also will be familiar with standard formulas for calculating area of operation (or coverage), minimum flow, sprinkler operating pressure and K-factors.
Subsequent courses will cover more advanced design criteria and will be available in the coming months. Part one of the course is $24.25 for AFSA members or $26.95 for non-members. Other courses may vary.
Additional information is available at www.firesprinkler.org/training/ecampus.html.