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November 6, 2019 - November 7, 2019

Sprinkler System Training For Fire Protection Engineers & Designers


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


Day 1:


Spp Pumps

Fire Pumps 101 with Scott Monroe from Ferguson Fire & Fabrication

Classroom presentation on all types of NFPA-20 fire pumps and typical projects. Then, discussion on required information to size a fire pump. Review of electrical requirements for both electric and diesel drivers, fire pump main controllers and starting methods will then be explained. We will continue with discussion on transfer switch considerations, jockey pump sizing and system installation and fire pump installation and required accessories. This will be followed by a hands-on demonstration with functional fire pump installation and discussion of typical fire pump commissioning and annual testing requirements.


AGF Manufacturing

NFPA 13 Requirements for Air Vents to Prevent Corrosion with George McHugh from AGF

This program will address technical changes specific to corrosion and air vents for the 2016 edition of NFPA 13. The 2016 NFPA has already been adopted in some jurisdictions and adds a new requirement that a single air vent be installed for each wet sprinkler system to help reduce potential corrosion activity due to trapped air. A task group concluded that venting the trapped air in a wet system can decrease water delivery time, reduce alarm ring delay, reduce water flow alarm cyclic ringing, and reduce corrosion activity. Participants will understand the intent of the new code, design requirements and current air vent options on the market.

Learning Objectives

–  Understand the intent of the new code change pertaining to air vents and corrosion
–  Definition of a system and number of required air vents
–  Ideal placement to remove trapped air in wet systems
–  Brief overview of different air vents on the market
–  Overview of other AGF products


General Air Products

Air Supply Decisions 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. Some might be surprised to know that no one type is the best fit for every application! So how is one supposed to make the best air supply decision? In this class we will review the available technologies, examine their pro’s and con’s and discuss each from a real world, field level perspective. Then ask and answer more in-depth questions that will give insight to choosing the right piece of equipment for your dry system application. Additionally, we will review best practices for installation, start-up and maintenance of each technology.



Backflow 101 with Cameron Rapoport from Watts

Cameron will review the basics of backflow protection. Cover hydraulics of double checks and RPZs, as well as hydraulics of detector assemblies, including Type II. He will conclude with backflow valve tear-down and testing in the lab.


Day 2:

Johnson Controls

JCI Fire Protection Products with Ray Decker from JCI

Ray will begin the second day of training with an introduction to valves – wet, dry and pre-action. Continuing with instruction on the DV-5A Deluge and pre-action systems and the DPV-1 dry pipe valves with accelerators.

The afternoon training will consist of an in-depth review of JCI’s electronic sprinkler system, their LFP antifreeze and finally their line of window sprinklers.



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


Hotel Recommendations:

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, November 6, 2019Thursday, November 7, 2019
placeholder imageTIME:8:30AM - 4:00PM
placeholder image Venue: The Fire Sprinkler Training Center at General Air Products
115 Summit Drive
Exton, PA 19341 United States