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December 5, 2019 - December 6, 2019

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


Viking  9:00am – 12:00pm

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


General Air Products  1:00pm – 3:30pm

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


AGF   9:00am – 10:30am

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,*, A8. 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.


Anvil/Flexhead   10:30am – 11:30am

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.


Core&Main   11:30am – 12:30pm

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



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If you have any questions about this event, please call  800-345-8207


placeholder imageDate:Thursday, December 5, 2019Friday, December 6, 2019
placeholder imageTIME:8:30AM - 4:30PM
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placeholder image Venue: The Fire Sprinkler Training Center at General Air Products
115 Summit Drive
Exton, PA 19341 United States
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