Hydraulic Calculations for Looped Systems - Recorded Webinar

Course Details
CEUs/Additional Info

Format: Instant Access Recorded Webinar

CEUs: Based on 1.5 contact hour of training (see CEUs tab for details)

Course Description: This webinar builds upon the ‘Hydraulic Calculations Basic Formulas’ and ‘Hydraulic Calculations for Tree Systems’ courses to cover more advanced calculation methods used for looped and gridded systems. This presentation will also discuss velocity pressure calculations and the Darcy-Weisbach formula for friction loss calculation using the Moody diagram. Participants will go through an exercise to demonstrate the concepts involved in these calculation methods and to provide a high-level understanding of their appropriate use in fire sprinkler design.

Learning Objectives:
•Understand the concepts of conservation of mass and energy for calculations of loops and grids
•Calculate the friction loss across each leg of a simple loop using the Hazen Williams formula
•Understand the required degree of accuracy for balancing hydraulic calculations
•Identify a method of calculation for complex loops and grids
•Understand the concepts of total pressure, normal pressure and velocity pressure and the associated impact on the flow of water from an operating sprinkler
•Determine when the use of Darcy-Weisbach method is required and the difficulties of this method

Tracey Bellamy, P.E., CFPS

Tracey Bellamy has more than 30 years’ experience in the fire protection community including all areas of the fire sprinkler industry. He has extensive experience with fire suppression system design, fire hazard analysis and fire protection system inspection and testing. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 49 U.S. states, District of Columbia and Guam and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). He serves on several NFPA technical and correlating committees including NFPA 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000 (building code). Tracey is a member of ASCE, NFPA, and SFPE.

Continuing Education (see details under Certificate section below)

- International Code Council - ICC Approved for 0.15 CEU's

- NICET Continuing Professional Development

- Pennsylvania UCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

- Texas Commission on Fire Protection Continuing Education

Certificate of Completion:

  • Each participant registered, attending the full live training webinar or viewing the post-live recorded on-demand webinar will receive a Certificate of Completion (you must be registered under your name to receive a certificate, one certificate per registered participant). This certificate will include the participants name, training subject, date, number of training hours completed and the Fire Smarts name, address and phone number.
  • Certificates will comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. Fire Smarts is an approved training provider of the ICC. ICC CEU’s are assigned based on 0.1 CEU per training contact hour.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for CPD points required for NICET certification. This applies to the “Additional Education” section of NICET Policy #30 on Continuing Professional Development that allows for CPD points for education to advance, broaden and enhance technical knowledge and job skills.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for credit hours required for re-certification as part of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) program. Continuing education credit is determined as one credit per training contact hour.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for continuing education (CE) hours for Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications. Fire Smarts is a continuing education source under "Nationally Recognized Training Providers”. Continuing education hours are determined as one CE hour per training contact hour.

Webinar Training

This webinar is presented online in a directing and discussion style of teaching. A clear and detailed presentation of the content is given with the aid of PowerPoint presentation slides. Participant questions are encouraged to facilitate understanding and practical application exercises will be given where applicable to the content.

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