Fire Protection Engineering2018-08-24T11:32:43+00:00

Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA This is a fast-paced program designed to present all major topics relative to the Fire Safety Systems Design & Engineering per NFPA. The program duration is 25 days of Full time Instruction consisting of concept theory, problem solving, design, detailed engineering along with a project. The program duration is 30 days of Full time Instruction consisting of concept theory, problem solving, design, detailed engineering & drafting along with a project.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of plumbing systems.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
This course aims to provide, in a structured manner, an organized and comprehensive framework for fire safety and building fire protection design. The course particularly aims to help those who have recently been given responsibility in fire safety and those who seek structured and comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of fire safety design methods and approved practices. On completion of the course the participants should be in a position to make a significant contribution in the design of appropriate fire safety systems for a fairly complex building.

MAJOR COURSE MODULES
I) Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA
➢ Fire Safety Systems ➢ Fire Detection & Alarm Systems ➢ Fire
Suppression Systems ➢ Water- Based Fire Systems – Sprinkler,
Standpipe, and Hydrant. ➢ Foam-Based Fire Systems – Hi, Med, Low
Expansion. ➢ Chemical Based Fire Systems- Dry Powder, Wet
Chemical. ➢ Gaseous Based Fire Systems- CO

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION
I) Fire Protection Engineering Systems Design per NFPA
Module – 1) Fire Systems
Fire Class & Extinguishing Agent
Module – 2) Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
A. Introduction
System Components
B. Alarm Devices
 Introduction
 Requirement
 Absolute Safety
 Protection against Hazards
 Reasons for Fire
 Building Services Modernization
 Classification of Fire Safety Systems
 Passive Fire Safety
 Active Fire Safety
 Fire Detection & Alarm System
 Fire Suppression System

Codes & Standards
 Organizations
 Design and steps for protection
 Fire Dynamics
 Fire Tetrahedron
 Fire Extinguishing Methods
 Fire Extinguishing Agents
 Fire Classes
 Comparison of Classes
 Types
I. Manual Detection
Distance
II. Automatic Detection
 Role
 System
 Architecture
 Interfacing
 System & Products (Codes & Standards)
 Purpose
 Break Glass
 Types
 Location
 Mounting Height
 Fire Signatures
 Fire Development
 Smoke Detectors
 Ionization
 Photoelectric

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION (contd)
Aspirating systems
D. System Design
Zoning
E. Wiring
Wireless Systems
F. Fire Alarm Control Panel:
Fire-Gas Detectors
III. Special Applications
 Fixed
 RoR (Rate of Rise)
 Flame Detectors
 Air Sampling Detector
 Duct Detector
 Beam Detector
 Search distance
 Mounting Height
 Obstruction
 Placement
 Coverage Areas
 Spacing
 Corridors
 Distance from Obstructions
 Flat/Apex ceilings
 Beams/Partitions
 Voids
 Lift Shafts/Stairs
 Wires
 Clamping

Wiring Classes
 Class a/Class b
 Tapping
 Functions
 Types – Conventional/Addressable
 Conventional
 Functioning
 Control Panel
 Schematic
 Application Example
 Addressable
 Functioning
 Control Panel
 Schematic
 Application Example
 Repeater Panel
 Isolator Module
 Monitor Module
 Control Module
 Lift Interface
 Door Control
 Fire Phone Auto Dialer
 Gate Barriers

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION (contd)
G. Networking
Networking Cable
Module – 3) Fire Suppression Systems
A. Portable Fire Extinguishers
Method of Operation
B. Foam-Based Fire Suppression
Limitations
C. Gaseous-Based Fire Suppression
Types
I. Carbon Dioxide Systems
 Master/Slave
 Application Example
 Standard
 Purpose
 Location
 Mounting Height
 Search Distance
 Number
 Ratings
 Introduction
 Standard
 Working Components
 Types
 Chemical Foam
 Protein based Mechanical Foam
 Low expansion
 Medium expansion
 High expansion

Special foam
 Synthetic Detergent foam
 Introduction
 Standard
 Properties
 Drawbacks
 Extinguishing Mechanism
 Method of Application
 Total Flooding System
 Local Application System
 Typical Applications
 System Configuration
 Storage
 Method of Actuation
 Automatic
 Manual
 Discharge Requirement
 Total Flooding Agent Quantity
 Detection & Control Operation

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION (contd)
II. Halon Systems
General precautions
D. Chemical-Based Fire Suppression
Discharge Requirement
III. Clean Agent Systems
Types
I. Dry Chemical System
 Types
 Standards
 Characteristics
 Drawbacks
 Physical Properties
 Extinguishing Mechanism
 Typical Applications
 System Configuration
 Method of Actuation
 Standards
 Definition
 Types
 Chemical
 Inserting
 Properties
 Selection Criteria
 Uses
 Typical Applications
 Limitations
 System Configuration
 Method of Actuation
 Discharge Requirement

Design Concentration
 Discharge Requirement
 Total Flooding Agent Quantity
 Key steps in Designing
 Hazards
 Introduction
 Standards
 Types
 Comparison
 Characteristics
 Drawbacks
 Physical Properties
 Extinguishing Mechanism
 Typical Applications
 System Configuration
 Method of Actuation
 Method of Actuation

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION (contd)
II. Wet Chemical System
Kitchen Equipment Fire Suppression
E. Water-Based Fire Suppression
NFPA Standards Related to Fire
I. Sprinkler system
Sprinkler System Water Supplies
II. Stand Pipe & Private Hydrant systems
 Introduction
 Types
 Extinguishing Mechanism
 System Configuration
 Method of Actuation
 Introduction
 Fire Extinguishing Properties
 Disadvantages
 Building Occupancy Classification
 Fire Sprinkler Systems
 Sprinkler Head Construction
 Sprinkler Temperature Ratings
 Sprinkler Head Configurations
 Sprinkler Head Types
 Types
 Components
 Sprinkler System Description
 Riser, Feed Main, Cross Main, Branch Line
 Typical Piping Layouts – Grid, Loop, Tree
 Hazard Classification- Light, Ordinary, Extra, Special
 Floor Area Limitation
 Protection Area of Sprinkler

 Spacing
 Location
 Sprinkler Pipe Sizing – Pipe Schedule Method
 Sprinkler Piping pressure
 Piping Material, Piping Joints, Pipe Fitting Material
 Pipe Wall thickness
 Sprinkler Head K-Factor
 Basic Design Circuit, Remote Sprinkler
 Sprinkler Density Requirement
 Hydraulic Analysis
 Design Density
 Area/Density Curves
 Flow Adjustments
 Riser Detail
 Hazen-Williams Formula for Friction Loss
 Introduction
 Description
 Hose Connection
 Hose Valve
 Hose Nozzle
 Hose Storage Devices
 Hose Station

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION (contd)
System Design – Hydrant Number, Size, Arrangement, Location, Flow
Indicators, Body Color.
Module – 4) Passive Fire Protection
 Combined Standpipe and Sprinkler System
 Standpipe Classes – Class I, Class II, Class III
 Fire Department Connection
 Standpipe Classification – Automatic, Semi-Automatic, Manual
 Standpipe Types – Dry, Wet
 Requirements
 Pressure Types
 System Zoning
 System Demand
 System Design – Location, Number, Interconnection, Minimum Size
 Pressure Limitation, Supply and Flow Rates
 Fire Tank Sizing
 Hydraulic Calculation Procedure
 Drains and Test Riser
 Introduction to Private Hydrant Systems
 Fire Hydrant
 Wall Hydrant
 Wet Barrel Hydrant
 Frost-proof Hydrant
 Monitor Nozzle Hydrant
 Hose House
 Types of Construction
 Separation between Buildings
 Building Height Limitations
 Compartmentalization
 Endothermic
 In tumescent

Fire-Proofing
 Fire-Stop
 Fire Door
 Fire-Stop Pillow
 Fire-Resistance Rating
 Flame Spread Rating
 Smoke-Developed Rating
 Interior Finish
 Combustible/Non-Combustible Materials
 Emergency Action Plan
 Egress and Safety to Life