228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
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This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.
This course provides a basic familiarity with the essentials of fire protection, and in particular, focused on sprinkler systems. The National Fire Protection Association Chapter 13 is the most followed guide for the installation of sprinklers. This course covers the essential thoughts and theories for the necessity of fire sprinkler protection, and how the building fuel load strongly influences the amount of required protection. It then discusses how best to meet that need using different components that make up a complete and operational fire protection system.
The course design gives a broad overview of fire protection and touches on many subjects without going to great in-depth levels. It is intended for engineers who need to interact with fire protection professionals, or facility maintenance engineers and management who desire a good working background knowledge of fire protection. It will not teach the complicated calculations and methodologies for designing fire protection systems. Forthcoming courses plan to address that topic in more detail.
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