WEBINAR RECAP: A Codes & Standards Review with AGF Manufacturing and General Air Products

This November, General Air Products and AGF Manufacturing joined forces to give attendees a comprehensive overview of current NFPA codes and standards in regards to both air supply equipment as well as air vents, auxiliary drains, and Inspector’s Test Valves in fire sprinkler systems. Time was spent reviewing and clarifying the design requirements for these types of equipment and recent technical changes made that are specific to the codes and standards.

As always, after the two presentations, participants were able to take a post-webinar quiz and put their new codes and standards knowledge to the test. Congratulations to the Top 10, below:

1st – Ed Isham / American Fire Protection Group

2nd – Zachary Parks / Poole Fire Protection

3rd – Mike Fisher / Lyons Fire and Safety

4th –  Jeff Garrison / Elite Fire Safety

5th –  Joseph Rainey / Mason & Hanger

6th –  James Perise / STV Inc.

7th –  Justin Bock / Fire Systems West

8th –  Aaron Bundy / Colby Company Engineering

9th –  Todd Walsh / American Fire Protection Group

10th – Joe Mooney Jr / Fireline Corporation

If you’re interested in this webinar but were unable to attend live, the video recording is now available! Visit this page to register and view both presentations in full.

WEBINAR RECAP: Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems with the AFSA and General Air Products

This month, General Air Products hosted a webinar alongside our friends at the American Fire Sprinkler Association that discussed several aspects of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems. In the “Comparing and Contrasting Residential Requirements in NFPA 13/13R/13D” presentation, AFSA reps John Denhardt and Kevin Hall spoke on the similarities and differences between the three sprinkler installation standards (2019 editions). The discussion covered scope and purpose, allowable materials, water supplies, listing requirements, sprinkler types, and design approaches.

General Air Products Director of Sales Dave English then presented on NFPA 13D pump and tank systems. He discussed when and why a residential pump and tank system is needed and went over how to properly size one for a residential sprinkler system. Installation, testing, and maintenance was also covered.

Afterward, participants in the webinar could test their knowledge in a post-webinar quiz. Below, see who scored in the top ten.

1st – Mark Newsom / Sobieski Life Safety 

2nd – Brad Potter / SRI Fire Sprinkler

3rd – Deo Chapin / Johnson Controls

4th –  Jeff Garrison / Elite Fire Safety

5th –  Yasser Ragab Moursi / Consulting

6th –  Randy Finke / Fire Sprinkler Design, Inc.

7th –  Joe Temler / Sobieski Life Safety

8th –  Mike Haley / Bryant Group

9th –  Jacob Martin / Bloomingdale Fire Protection

10th – John Stack / Siemens

We’ll have more webinars rolling out this fall and winter — stay up-to-date on our schedule by visiting our events page.

WEBINAR RECAP: Deficiency Management in Dry Systems and Air Supply Decisions with Inspect Point and General Air

Recently, Drew Slocum from Inspect Point joined us for another edition of our free webinar series. Slocum presented on deficiency management in dry sprinkler systems and how it is critical to ensuring dry pipe systems operate properly and last longer. In addition to this presentation, Ray Fremont, Jr. of General Air Products gave participants some insights on how to select the right air supply technology for a given application. He reviewed the available technologies compressed air, dry air, and nitrogen — examined the pros and cons of each, and discussed corrosion mitigation from both the design and field-level perspectives.

After those presentations, all those in attendance were able to participate in a post-webinar quiz based on the information that had just been covered. Below, find the Top 10 scorers. Congratulations to the winners!

1st – Jesse Talley / D & J Design Services 

2nd – Barnabas Newlin / Western States Fire Protection Co.

3rd – Paul Hagan / Boyer Fire Protection 

4th –  Jeffrey Garrison / Elite Fire Safety

5th –  David Baron / Cybor Fire Protection Co.

6th –  Michael Hoshak / Hiller Companies

7th –  Marcos Vazquez / The Hanover Insurance Group

8th –  Deborah Talley / D & J Design Services

9th –  Peter Howard / Hartcorn Plumbing & Heating

10th – Andrew Olson / Shinn Mechanical