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September 1, 2021 - September 2, 2021

Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Training



This FREE, 2 day class will feature presentations & hands-on training from a variety of knowledgeable fire sprinkler industry professionals with a focus on residential fire sprinkler systems.


10 NICET CPD Credits


Day 1 – Wednesday, 9/1/21


Breakfast / Welcome: 8:30am – 9:00am


9:00am – 11:00am

Comparing & Contrasting Residential Requirements in NFPA 13/13R/13D with John Denhardt

In this session, we will discuss the similarities and differences between the three sprinkler installation standards – 2019 editions. Specific areas of interest include scope and purpose, allowable materials, water supplies, listing requirements, sprinkler types, and design approaches. We will also discuss some of the probable upcoming changes to the residential sprinkler standards – 2022 editions.


11:00am – 12:00pm 

Residential Sprinklers with Darren Palmieri

In this presentation, we will review different trends with residential sprinklers and cover protection of attics, protection of interstitial spaces & other specific application sprinklers.

Residential Sprinkler Basics:

– Testing and Listing of Residential sprinklers

– NFPA 13D, 13R, 13 Residential applications and differences

– Trends with Residential Sprinklers

Viking Residential Sprinklers:

– Intermediate Temperature

– Concealed Sidewalls

– Flow Shaper Sidewalls

Protection of Attics:

– Specific Application Attic Sprinklers

Protection of Combustible Interstitial Spaces:

– Specific Application COIN Sprinklers


Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm


 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Floor Control Assemblies Made to Meet NFPA 13D & 13R Applications with Jim McHugh

This training will focus on AGF’s Residential RiserPACK floor control assemblies. The RiserPACK can cut the cost of buying and assembling the individual parts of a sectional floor control, reduce the space used by sectional floor controls by up to 75%, and are installed in a fraction of the time. The Model 8000 RiserPACK Floor assembly includes a pressure gauge, water flow switch, Inspector’sTEST, and drain valve. 8011 models also include a pressure relief valve. We will review installation, testing & maintenance of the RiserPACK floor control assemblies and the requirements of NFPA 13D & NFPA 13R.


2:00pm – 4:30pm

BlazeMaster® CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems Installation Training with Carl Ray

This training will focus on installation, application, and maintenance of CPVC fire sprinkler systems and review chemical compatibility best practices. This session will also include hands-on cut and join training. All attendees will be qualified to be issued a BlazeMaster® Installation training card and certificate.

– Identify the occupancies for which BlazeMaster CPVC is listed for use.

– Review BlazeMaster CPVC’s listings and approvals for use in specific applications such as garages, unfinished basements, and attics

– Learn about compatibility and how to utilize the FBC® System Compatible Program as a tool for success

– Review storage, handling, and installation best practices and practice properly cutting and solvent welding a joint


Wrap-up / Dismissal: 4:30pm


Back to GAP for Dinner & Drinks: 5:30pm – 9:00pm



Day 2 – Thursday, 9/2/21


Breakfast / Welcome: 8:00am – 8:30am


8:30am – 10:00am

Antifreeze for Fire Sprinkler Systems with Carl Ray

– Understand the importance of using a listed antifreeze and review why unlisted antifreezes present life safety concerns

– Define NFPA requirements for new antifreeze systems and the upcoming requirements for all existing antifreeze systems

– Understand freezemaster™ antifreeze can help mitigate corrosion

– Identify best practices for installing and maintaining freezeMaster™ antifreeze


 10:00am – 11:00am

A Better Understanding of NFPA 13D Pump & Tank Systems with Ray Fremont Jr

We will cover when/why a residential Pump & Tank System is needed and review the NFPA 13D requirements. We will go over the information necessary to properly size a Pump & Tank for a residential sprinkler system and cover best practices for installation, testing, and maintenance. We will also get hands-on with our newest NFPA 13D Residential Pump & Tank System – The H2hOme®.


 11:00am – 12:00pm

Backflow Prevention with Jim Wigley

Presentation on why and where backflows are utilized in residential systems. Discussion on detector assembly (DA), Reduced Pressure Assembly (RPA), and Reduced Pressure Detector Assembly (RPDA) descriptions, uses, and requirements. Benefits of stainless-steel backflows will be discussed along with opening and closing USC flow curves explained. Discussion on repair options with Zurn backflows for common backflow maintenance issues.


Lunch / End of Session: 12:00pm – 12:30pm


Meals will be provided. If you have any questions about this event, please call  800-345-8207



Travel Information:


Exton Train Station -Amtrak/SEPTA

445 Walkertown Road
Exton, PA 19341 (800) 872-7245

Trains – Direct to Exton from: Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore & Washington DC


8000 Essington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153 (215) 937-6937


Hotel Recommendations:


Residence Inn Philadelphia / West Chester / Exton

10 N Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341 (610) 594-9705


Sheraton Great Valley Hotel

707 E Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA 19355 (610) 524-5500


Hampton Inn Philadelphia / Great Valley / Malvern

635 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA 19355 (610) 699-1300


Holiday Inn Express Exton – Great Valley

120 Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341 (610) 524-9000



placeholder imageDate:Wednesday, September 1, 2021Thursday, September 2, 2021
placeholder imageTIME:8:30AM - 12:30PM
placeholder image Venue: The Fire Sprinkler Training Center at General Air Products
115 Summit Drive
Exton, PA 19341 United States
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