Fire Sprinkler System Training – Cold Storage Applications
This FREE, 2 day class, on sprinkler systems in cold storage applications, will feature presentations & hands-on training from a variety of knowledgeable fire sprinkler industry professionals with a focus on facility managers and installation/service contractors.
DEC 5th – Day 1:
Arrival / Breakfast: 8:30am – 9:00am
Cold Storage Product Overview with Bryan Berkley from Viking Corporation
Viking’s presentation will be a comprehensive overview of their products with a specific focus on cold storage and freezer room applications. Brian Berkley will discuss cold storage pre-action systems – specifically their design and functionality, how sprinkler systems are designed for freezer room spaces, and review their Vac-tek vacuum system. Additionally, Brian will cover elements of Viking’s product offering beyond freezer applications.
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Air Supply Decisions and Freezer Room Solutions with Ray Fremont Jr. from General Air Products, Inc.
There are a variety of technologies on the market for filling dry pipe sprinkler systems namely compressed air, dry air and nitrogen. Each technology comes with its own pluses and minuses. When it comes to a freezer room or cold storage facility there is one solution available that works best – dry air.
This presentation will go through the factors that make dry air the clear choice for freezer room air supplies. Additionally, we will get hands on with dry air generators (specifically our brand, the Dry Air Pac) to review operation, installation and maintenance procedures and practices.
Recap / Q&A: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Dinner, Drinks & Entertainment: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
DEC 6th – Day 2:
Arrival / Breakfast: 8:30am – 9:00am
Auxiliary Drain Overview and Best Practices for Cold Storage Applications with Jim McHugh from AGF
Auxiliary Drains (also called low-point drains or drum drips) are required for each section of trapped pipe in a dry or pre-action fire protection system. They collect the moisture that condensates from the pressurized air in the system while minimizing loss of air pressure during maintenance (see NFPA 13, 220.127.116.11.3.5*, A18.104.22.168.3.5). Dry or pre-action fire protection system need to be maintained by emptying the auxiliary drains that collect water. Participants will understand how to prevent system trips from improper maintenance or vandalism, and with regular maintenance, help prevent system breakdowns as a result of freeze-ups and corrosion.
Flexible Fire Sprinkler Connections with Mike Dooley from FlexHead / Anvil
The FlexHead presentation will provide information on FlexHead flexible fire sprinkler drops that can be installed in freezers and cold storage applications. The presentation will also review the FlexHead product line detailing a variety of installations that the FlexHead products can be installed and go into detail on the differences in hose construction of flexible drops, review FM and UL approvals and listings differences in the hydraulic calculations, the different bend radius’s, and different mounting bracket assemblies available in the market. Discussion will focus on the different applications that the flexible drops are installed in: commercial, institutional, cleanroom, industrial ducts and freezer applications. The presentation will also focus on installation awareness and how to inspect the installation of flexible drops on the jobsite.
Freezer Room Sprinkler Systems Q&A with Dave Stevens from Core & Main
Dave Stevens will host an hour long Q&A on cold storage and freezer room systems calling on his extensive background with these types of applications.
Snacks / Conclusion: 12:30pm – 1:00pm