Hydraulic Calculations for Fire Sprinkler Systems - 8hr Course - Online - December 1, 2020

Course Details
CEUs/Additional Info

Format: Live Virtual Classroom Online Training

Date: December 1, 2020 (8:00am-5:00pm Pacific)

Location: Online through GoToWebinar (computer and Internet connection required)

Registration: If you are a Washington State resident you may register at no charge through Washington State Fire Marshal's Office. Students not in Washington State may register online through Fire Smarts with the applicable registration fee.

Course Description: This course introduces the participants to hydraulic calculations including sprinkler operating pressure, elevation pressure, and friction-loss. This course will examine the density/area approach to determine design criteria including water demand for sprinklers and hose allowance. A review of the common system configurations is conducted examining the benefits of each. The requirements for performing hydraulic calculations as per NFPA 13 are discussed including the required forms, C-values, and equivalent lengths. Further, participants with review hydraulic principles for calculating specific application sprinklers using minimum K-factors and pressure, the principles for determining the hydraulically most demanding area, and changing the sprinkler area of coverage, density, and orifice size to find the most efficient system layout and configuration. The calculation concepts for using looped and gridded configurations are examined.

Joseph Keltos, SET, CFPS

Joseph Keltos has more than 30 years experience in the fire protection industry working in construction, design and engineering. He holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout, a Level II certification from NICET in Special Hazard Systems Layout and Fire Alarm Systems, and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). He has extensive experience with water based fire sprinkler systems including applications in healthcare, higher education and special hazard occupancies. Joseph serves on the NFPA 16 technical committee for the installation of foam-water systems. He is a member of NFPA, AFSA, and NFSA.

Continuing Education (see details under Certificate section below)

- International Code Council - ICC Approved for 0.8 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, completing the sign-in sheet and attending the full training session will receive a Certificate of Completion. 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.

Live Online Training

This training course is presented in a live online virtual classroom format using 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.