NFPA 13 certificate training objectives

NFPA 13 Certificate Program Training Objectives

Seminar goal - Upon completion of this seminar, participants should be able to locate and apply the installation requirements found in NFPA 13 to help ensure the proper functioning of water-based sprinkler systems. REGISTER NOW!

Module 1 - Introduction to NFPA 13 and General Requirements
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the organization of the 2007 edition of the standard.
  • Identify and apply new and revised terms used in the standard.
  • Explain the need for, and function of, the owners certificate.

Module 2 - Classification of Occupancies and Commodities
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the occupancy classifications
  • Identify the storage commodity classes
  • Identify variables that have an impact on the determination of occupancy classification or commodity class

Module 3 - System Components and Hardware
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the different categories used to classify sprinklers
  • Identify the requirements for other components of the sprinkler system

Module 4 - System Requirements
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between the 4 primary types of sprinkler systems
  • Identify variations of these types

Module 5 - Installation Requirements
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the location and spacing requirements for various types of sprinklers
  • Apply the obstruction requirements for various types of sprinklers

Module 6 - Underground Piping
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Locate the requirements for underground piping
  • Discuss protection of underground piping
Module 7 - Hanging and Bracing
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:
  • Locate and apply the requirements for hanging and bracing
  • Explain seismic bracing calculations

Module 8 - Design Approaches - Occupancy Hazard
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the various sprinkler system design options
  • Determine the appropriate density, area of operation, hose stream allowance and duration for various occupancies
  • Identify the three means by which sprinkler requirements from other NFPA codes and standards are incorporated into NFPA 13
  • Discuss design and installation requirements for special occupancies

Module 9 - Design Approaches – Storage Occupancies
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Locate and apply the requirements for protection of storage

Module 10 - Design Deliverables – Plans and Calculations
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the information required for the approval of sprinkler plans and calculations
  • Determine the effect of pressure and K-factor on a sprinklers flow
  • Identify the various causes of pressure loss in sprinkler piping

Module 11 - Design Deliverables – Water Supplies
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the types of water sources for automatic sprinkler systems
  • Determine the capabilities of the sources to provide sufficient water for a sprinkler system

Module 12 - System Acceptance Documentation
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Complete appropriate system documentation
  • Explain system acceptance requirements
  • Describe required acceptance test
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