NFPA 13 (2016) Online Training

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  • Series Description

    2016 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems Online Training Series

     

    This 6-part online training series provides an essential foundation for fire understanding the design, installation, and analysis of fire sprinkler systems through the use of the 2016 edition of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

    Up-to-date with the 2016 edition of NFPA 13, interactive online training introduces students to the basic principles of the components, application, design, installation, and use of automatic sprinkler systems. This series covers the components of wet, dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems as well as the related NFPA 13 requirements for a system that will successfully achieve a facility's life safety, property protection, mission continuity, heritage preservation, and/or environmental fire safety objectives.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Identify and understand occupancy and commodity classification requirements
    • Identify and understand sprinkler system types and requirements
    • Identify and understand water supply requirements
    • Understand hydraulic calculation methods and requirements
    • Identify and understand component and hardware requirements for fire sprinklers, hangers, and brace components
    • Identify and understand piping system installation requirements

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including:
    designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, insurers, and architects

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this six-hour course series and qualify for 0.6 CEUs.
    Completion of each individual one-hour course qualifies you for 0.1 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 or organization before registering.

     

    Also Available: NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2013) Online Training Series

  • Introduction to 2016 NFPA 13 Occupancy and Commodity Hazard Classifications

    Introduction to 2016 NFPA 13 Occupancy and Commodity Hazard Classifications

     

    Get an online introduction to the scope and purpose of the 2016 edition of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

    Introduction to NFPA 13 Occupancy and Commodity Hazard Classifications begins with an overview of the lessons and instructions on how to navigate NFPA 13 Online Training. After that, we'll provide you with a general understanding of the scope and purpose of NFPA 13 as well as how the Standard is organized. This online course also introduces you to the different occupancy and commodity hazard classification analysis. Then, it's time for some hands-on practice in identifying those present in "real world" structures and occupancies.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • State the goal of NFPA 13
    • Understand and list the major components of the Standard
    • Understand specific terms used in the Standard
    • Understand and list the difference between the use of Approved and Listed components in the Standard
    • Understand and list the difference between the use of "Shall" and "Should" in the Standard
    • Cite the reasons why correct hazard classification is critical as a first step in system design and analysis
    • Differentiate between the different types of hazards .
    • Identify and understand the characteristics of various hazards

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 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 or organization before registering.

  • Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications

    2016 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications

     

    This module in the updated NFPA 13 Online Training Series takes an in-depth look at fire sprinkler system types and applications.

    Online lessons based on the 2016 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications -- present a general overview of NFPA 13's Chapter 7: System Requirements and the associated Annex material, as well as take a more extensive look at the applications for wet, dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems. The training also introduces you to the other types of sprinkler systems, such as preaction, deluge, and specialty systems. Finally, you'll learn about the four major considerations that are used to decide what type of system is best.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Identify the four most commonly used system types
    • Understand and identify l the characteristics of wet pipe systems
    • Understand and identify the characteristics of dry pipe systems
    • Understand and identify the characteristics of preaction systems
    • Understand and identify the characteristics of deluge systems.
    • Understand when each of the four primary fire system types as well as specialty systems should be utilized
    • Describe the properties of specialty systems including anti-freeze and multi-cycle systems

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 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 or organization before registering.

  • Water Supplies and Design Approaches

    2016 NFPA 13: Water Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems

     

    This module in the updated NFPA 13 Online Training Series highlights water supplies and design approaches for automatic sprinkler systems.

    Online lessons based on the 2016 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Water Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems -- provide you with a greater understanding of the importance of water supplies in successful sprinkler system operation as well as water supply analysis. You'll learn about the different design approaches that are used to determine the water supplies required for sprinkler systems, as well as how to make adjustments to sprinkler areas of operation when certain conditions are present.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Differentiate between types of water supplies
    • Calculate estimated water supply demands needed in sprinkler system designs
    • Understand and identify the common design approaches
    • Understand and identify the steps for determining water supply demands used in hydraulic calculations
    • Describe the density/area method for hydraulic calculations

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 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 or organization before registering.

  • Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance

    2016 NFPA 13: Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance

     

    Grasp the critical importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and system acceptance through this module in the 2016 NFPA 13 Online Training Series.

    Online lessons based on the 2016 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance -- provide you with a greater understanding of the importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and the approval requirements for working plans and hydraulic calculations.

    You'll learn about the items that must be contained in the working plans, including the piping layout, fittings, sprinklers, valves, hangers, braces, and test connections. These lessons also cover basic hydraulic principles such as remote areas, elevation pressures, equivalent lengths, and friction loss concerns. Lastly, the training provides you with the opportunity to become familiar with system acceptance requirements, including an overview of the testing required for all sprinkler systems.

    Upon completion you should be able to: 

    • Understand and identify the minimum requirements for working plans
    • Describe the three primary system piping configurations
    • Explain the impact system configuration has on system pressure
    • Calculate and understand minimum single sprinkler flow requirements
    • Describe factors affecting friction loss related to the Hazen Williams formula
    • Explain the concept of the "hydraulically remote area" in design and how to determine it
    • Describe the purpose of the acceptance test
    • Explain the role of the installing contractor

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 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 or organization before registering.

  • Fire Sprinkler System Components

    2016 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Components and Other Hanging and Bracing Requirements

     

    Gain a greater understanding of acceptable types of system components and other HBS through this module in the updated 2016 NFPA 13 Online Training Series. 

    The lessons in this self-guided online training based on the 2016 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Fire Sprinkler System Components and Other Hanging and Bracing Requirements -- provide you with a greater understanding of the acceptable types of system components including hanging and bracing. The training also covers the installation requirements for sprinkler system components, including piping, valves, waterflow devices, hangers and braces.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Understand and identify component hardware and requirements
    • Understand and identify the different sprinkler types
    • Explain hangar requirements and hanging and bracing requirements components, including bracing components and couplings.
    • Describe how various sprinklers, pipe, valves, and water flow devices are used in aboveground applications
    • Understand the formula used to calculate the sprinkler protection area
    • List the requirements for using sprinklers in a given special situation
    • Identify common factors influencing hanger installation
    • Explain the principles of sprinkler system earthquake protection through seismic bracing and restraint
    • Describe the most common key issues for seismic bracing

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 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 or organization before registering.

  • Fire Sprinkler Installation Requirements, Ch. 8

    2016 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler Installation Requirements, Chapter 8

     

    Learn about fire sprinkler installation requirements in this important module in the updated NFPA 13 Online Training Series.

    The lessons in this self-guided online training based on the 2016 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems -- Fire Sprinkler Installation Requirements, Chapter 8 -- address basic requirements that apply to sprinkler systems, including how to locate sprinklers and the protection area limitations for different ceiling and construction configurations.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Understand and identify the common requirements for the installation of sprinkler systems
    • Understand and identify the required spacing, location, and position of sprinklers
    • Understand position location spacing and use
    • Explain protection area limitations
    • Understand and identify special architectural protection requirements around features such as cloud ceilings, soffits and other obstructive structural and decorative building components

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 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 or organization before registering.

  • Online Training Demo

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  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    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.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 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 or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.

    Specifications:

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