Antifreeze Fire Protection Limitations and Design Calculations - 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 course discusses the newly available antifreeze products currently on the market in response to NFPA’s updated guidance to limit the use of antifreeze in fire protection systems. The presenter will cover the limitations for the use of each product as required by the Listing including, lower temperature limits, minimum design pressures, hazard use limitations and volume restrictions as well as the impact of low temperature conditions on the physical properties of the solutions. An example calculation using the Darcy Weisbach method will be presented to illustrate the impact and importance of these changes in physical properties on the hydraulic performance of the system. The current state of NFPA considering to extend the sunset date for legacy antifreeze solutions will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the newly Listed antifreeze products that are currently available and the usage limitations based on Occupancy Hazard
• Explain the physical properties (density and viscosity) associated with an antifreeze product based on exposure temperature conditions as well as differences between antifreeze and water as a fire suppression agent
• Calculate friction loss using Darcy Weisbach for an antifreeze solution and determine an adjusted K-Factor for sprinklers when discharging antifreeze solution
• Understand the impact of fluid expansion and how to size an expansion chamber for use with antifreeze systems
• Consider potential changes to the 2023 Edition of NFPA 25 that might impact replacement of legacy antifreeze solutions in existing systems

Tracey Bellamy, P.E., CFPS, CWBSP

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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