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Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA

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Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA


This is a fast-paced program designed to present all major topics relative to the Fire Safety Systems Design & Engineering per NFPA. The program duration is 25 days of Full time Instruction consisting of concept theory, problem solving, design, detailed engineering along with a project.


The program duration is 30 days of Full time Instruction consisting of concept theory, problem solving, design, detailed engineering & drafting along with a project.


 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND


This course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of plumbing systems.


 


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN


This course aims to provide, in a structured manner, an organized and comprehensive framework for fire safety and building fire protection design. The course particularly aims to help those who have recently been given responsibility in fire safety and those who seek structured and comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of fire safety design methods and approved practices. On completion of the course the participants should be in a position to make a significant contribution in the design of appropriate fire safety systems for a fairly complex building.


 


MAJOR COURSE MODULES


Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA


Fire Safety Systems


Fire Detection & Alarm Systems


Fire Suppression Systems 


Water- Based Fire Systems – Sprinkler, Standpipe, Hydrant.


Foam-Based Fire Systems – Hi, Med, Low Expansion.


Chemical Based Fire Systems- Dry Powder, Wet Chemical.


Gaseous Based Fire Systems- CO2, FM-200, NAFS-III.


Passive Fire Protection


 


DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION


I) Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA          


Module – 1) Fire Systems


Introduction


Requirement


Absolute Safety


Protection Against Hazards


Reasons for Fire


Building Services Modernization


Classification of Fire Safety Systems


Passive Fire Safety


Active Fire Safety


Fire Detection & Alarm System


Fire Suppression System


Codes & Standards


Organizations


Design and steps for protection


Fire Dynamics


Fire Tetrahedron


Fire Extinguishing Methods


Fire Extinguishing Agents


Fire Classes


Comparison of Classes


Fire Class & Extinguishing Agent


Module – 2) Piping Systems


A. Introduction


Role


System


Architecture


Interfacing


System & Products (Codes & Standards)


System Components


B. Alarm Devices


Purpose


Types


I. Manual Detection


Break Glass


Types


Location


Mounting Height


Distance


II. Automatic Detection


Fire Signatures


Fire Development


Smoke Detectors


Ionization


Photoelectric


Heat Detectors


Fixed


RoR (Rate of Rise)


Flame Detectors


Fire-Gas Detectors


III. Special Applications


Air Sampling Detector


Duct Detector


Beam Detector


Aspirating systems


D. System Design:


Search distance


Mounting Height


Obstruction


Placement


Coverage Areas


Spacing


Corridors


Distance from Obstructions


Flat/Apex ceilings


Beams/Partitions


Voids


Lift Shafts/Stairs


Zoning


E. Wiring:


Wires


Clamping


Detector Base


Wiring Classes


Class a/Class b


Tapping


Wireless Systems


F. Fire Alarm Control Panel:


Functions


Types - Conventional/Addressable


Conventional


Functioning


Control Panel


Schematic


Application Example


Addressable


Functioning


Control Panel


Schematic


Application Example


Repeater Panel


Isolator Module


Monitor Module


Control Module


Lift Interface


Door Control


Fire Phone Auto Dialer


Gate Barriers


G. Networking:


Master/Slave


Application Example


Networking Cable


Module – 3) Fire Suppression Systems


A. Portable Fire Extinguishers:


Standard


Purpose


Location


Mounting Height


Search Distance


Number


Ratings


Method of Operation


B. Foam-Based Fire Suppression:


Introduction


Standard


Working Components


Types


Chemical Foam


Protein based Mechanical Foam


Low expansion


Medium expansion


High expansion


Special foam


Synthetic Detergent foam


Limitations


C. Gaseous-Based Fire Suppression:


Introduction


Types


I.Carbon Dioxide Systems:


Standard


Properties


Drawbacks


Extinguishing Mechanism


Method of Application


Total Flooding System


Local Application System


Typical Applications


System Configuration


Storage


Method of Actuation


Automatic


Manual


Discharge Requirement


Total Flooding Agent Quantity


Detection & Control Operation


II.Halon Systems:


Types


Standards


Characteristics


Drawbacks


Physical Properties


Extinguishing Mechanism


Typical Applications


System Configuration


Method of Actuation


Discharge Requirement


III.Clean Agent Systems:


Standards


Definition


Types


Chemical


Inerting


Properties


Selection Criteria


Uses


Typical Applications


Limitations


System Configuration


Method of Actuation


Discharge Requirement


Design Concentration


Discharge Requirement


Total Flooding Agent Quantity


Key steps in Designing


Hazards


General precautions


D. Chemical-Based Fire Suppression:


Introduction


Standards


Types


I. Dry Chemical System:


Types


Comparison


Characteristics


Drawbacks


Physical Properties


Extinguishing Mechanism


Typical Applications


System Configuration


Method of Actuation


Method of Actuation


II.Wet Chemical System:


Introduction


Types


Extinguishing Mechanism


System Configuration


Method of Actuation


Kitchen Equipment Fire Suppression


E. Water-Based Fire Suppression:


Introduction


Fire Extinguishing Properties


Disadvantages


Building Occupancy Classification


NFPA Standards Related to Fire


I.Sprinkler system:


Fire Sprinkler Systems


Sprinkler Head Construction


Sprinkler Temperature Ratings


Sprinkler Head Configurations


Sprinkler Head Types


Types


Components


Sprinkler System  Description


Riser, Feed Main, Cross Main, Branch Line


Typical Piping Layouts – Grid, Loop, Tree


Hazard Classification- Light, Ordinary, Extra, Special


Floor Area Limitation


Protection Area of Sprinkler


Spacing


Location


Sprinkler Pipe Sizing – Pipe Schedule Method


Sprinkler Piping pressure


Piping Material, Piping Joints, Pipe Fitting Material


Pipe Wall thickness


Sprinkler Head K-Factor


Basic Design Circuit, Remote Sprinkler


Sprinkler Density Requirement


Hydraulic Analysis


Design Density


Area/Density Curves


Flow Adjustments


Riser Detail


Hazen-Williams Formula for Friction Loss


Sprinkler System Water Supplies


II.Stand Pipe & Private Hydrant systems:


Introduction


Description


Hose Connection


Hose Valve


Hose Nozzle


Hose Storage Devices


Hose Station


Combined Standpipe and Sprinkler System


Standpipe Classes – Class I, Class II, Class III 


Fire Department Connection


Standpipe Classification – Automatic, Semi-Automatic, Manual


Standpipe Types – Dry, Wet


Requirements


Pressure Types


System Zoning 


System Demand


System Design – Location, Number, Interconnection, Minimum Size


Pressure Limitation, Supply and Flow Rates


Fire Tank Sizing


Hydraulic Calculation Procedure


Drains and Test Riser


Introduction to Private Hydrant Systems


Fire Hydrant


Wall Hydrant 


Wet Barrel Hydrant


Frost-proof Hydrant


Monitor Nozzle Hydrant


Hose House


System Design - Hydrant Number, Size, Arrangement, Location, Flow Indicators, Body Color.


Module - 4) Passive Fire Protection:


Types of Construction


Separation between Buildings


Building Height Limitations


Compartmentalization


Endothermic


In tumescent


Fire-Proofing


Fire-Stop


Fire Door


Fire-Stop Pillow


Fire-Resistance Rating


Flame Spread Rating


Smoke-Developed Rating


Interior Finish


Combustible/Non-Combustible Materials


Emergency Action Plan


Egress and Safety to Life