2013 NFPA 20:  Self-Guided Online Courses

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2013 NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection Self-Guided Online Course Series

 

This self-guided online series is the ideal starting point for gaining a basic knowledge about the 2013 NFPA 20.

Work at your own pace to gain a solid understanding of the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. Start with a high-level overview of this important NFPA® Standard and then progress to the basic installation requirements for centrifugal fire pumps. Two courses are included in the series.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • State the purpose of fire pumps
  • Differentiate between the four types of centrifugal fire pumps
  • List the requirements for fire pump performance
  • Identify the requirements for protecting fire pump equipment
  • Identify design requirements for pump houses and rooms
  • Define "Balanced Flow" and "Unbalanced Flow"

 

Who Will Benefit:
Sprinkler system engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course series and qualify for .2 CEUs.
 Completion of each individual course qualifies you for .1 CEU. Upon successful completion of a course or the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering. 

2013 NFPA 20: Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection

 

Learn the basics about stationary fire pumps and NFPA 20 provisions -- without leaving your desk!

Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, NFPA®'s new self-paced online course, provides participants with a high-level overview of the purpose of a fire pump, the types of fire pumps available, and fire pump performance characteristics. Based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, the course also examines drivers and controllers for their use with fire pumps, along with parameters for selecting the best driver to meet the needs of a given situation.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • State the purpose of fire pumps
  • Differentiate between the four types of centrifugal fire pumps
  • List the requirements for fire pump performance
  • Identify acceptable water sources for fire pumps
  • State the relationship between system demand and fire pump performance
  • List the three considerations when selecting fire pump drivers
  • Describe acceptable power supply arrangements for electric motor drivers
  • Define "Normal Power" and "Reliable Power"
  • State the basic requirements for diesel engine drivers
  • State the purpose of controllers

 

Who Will Benefit:
Sprinkler system engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

2013 NFPA 20: Design and Installation of Fire Pumps

 

Design and Installation of Fire Pumps provides an essential introduction into NFPA 20 rules.

NFPA®'s Design and Installation of Fire Pumps Self-Guided Online Course reviews the basic installation requirements for centrifugal fire pumps -- including those related to the pump house, suction and discharge piping, and related equipment and appurtenances. Work at your own pace to learn about key provisions in the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Identify the requirements for protecting fire pump equipment
  • Identify design requirements for pump houses and rooms
  • Define "Balanced Flow" and "Unbalanced Flow"
  • Define "Laminar Flow" and "Turbulent Flow"
  • Define "Pressure Maintenance Pumps"
  • Identify and apply installation requirements for pump system components including suction piping, discharge piping, pressure relief valves, and waterflow test devices
  • State the requirements for the acceptance testing of fire pumps

 

Who Will Benefit:
Sprinkler system engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

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Terms:

  • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
  • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 90 days.
  • Cancellation: If you wish to cancel an online course that you purchased, please contact NFPA customer service at 800-344-3555 no later than 2 business days after your purchase. Please note that we will not be able to provide a refund if you complete the course.
  • CEUs: You earn .1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board.

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