NFPA 20 (2019) Online Training

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  • Description

    Get current with the standards and requirements for fire pump design, installation, testing, and commissioning with in-depth instruction on the provisions outlined in NFPA 20.

    Your knowledge and expertise in stationary fire pumps helps you make informed decisions that eliminate costly errors, improve project efficiency, and protect lives and property. This comprehensive six-part course offers guidance through the processes of designing and installing stationary fire pumps based on requirements in NFPA® 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, 2019 edition..

    NFPA 20 Online Training provides a fundamental understanding of the preeminent standard in use today, with material addressing the latest industry advancements and state-of-the-art technologies.

    The revised and expanded instructional series provides 6-hours of expert-developed content presented in an interactive, online format that allows you to work at your own pace and convenience.

    After completing the series, you will have qualified for 0.6 continuing education credits (CEUs) and should be able to:

    • State the purpose of fire pumps and differentiate between pump types, applications, and characteristics.
    • List the requirements for fire pump performance based on unit sizing, water and power supply types, and additional factors.
    • Identify the requirements for the installation of fire pumps and peripheral equipment.
    • Identify and apply requirements for the construction and protection of fire pump enclosures.
    • Explain the criteria for determining the appropriate components and system layout for a fire pump assembly.
    • Define critical terms and design considerations such as "balanced flow" and "unbalanced flow".
    • Reference considerations for special project situations such as high-rise buildings, diesel fuel tanks, and fire pump pressure controls.
    • Locate and apply requirements for finalizing a fire pump installation including acceptability testing, inspections, and documentation.

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this six-hour online training series and qualify for 0.6 CEUs. Completion of each one-hour course qualifies you for 0.1 CEU. After successfully completing 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.

  • Evaluation and Planning

    2019 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps - Evaluation and Planning

     

    In the earliest stages of projects involving the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection, it's critical to take a measured and informed approach to assess a variety of factors that play a role in determining the need for and design of a fire pump system. The Evaluation and Planning module discusses the beginning thoughts of where you start your fire pump system design. Receive guidance in differentiating between fire pump types and applications and determining performance requirements, taking into account water supplies, power source, and system demand.

    After completing this module, you should be able to:

    • Explain the need to determine system demand
    • Analyze available water supplies for adequacy and suitability
    • Determine the available power source and its usability for a fire pump application and the selected driver
    • Select an appropriate fire pump based on the system demand and available water supply

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    After successfully completing this 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.

  • Sizing and Performance

    2019 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps - Sizing and Performance

     

    Having a clear understanding of the factors and considerations involved in selecting the appropriate size and characteristics of a fire pump is an essential skill set for engineers, designers, and a variety of other water-based systems professionals. The Sizing and Performance module guides you through the process of identifying the right pump for a project based on requirements detailed in NFPA 20. From unit sizing to the effects of impeller characteristics and water supply types on performance, you get the skills you need to set the foundation for a properly functioning fire protection system.

    After completing this module, you should be able to:

    • Determine sizing (pump rating) using system demand
    • Associate fire pump impeller characteristics with their effect on performance
    • Compare and contrast fire pump performance based on water supply type

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    After successfully completing this 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.

  • Enclosures

    2019 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps – Enclosures

     

    In the event of a fire situation, it's crucial to have enclosures capable of protecting fire pumps as well as personnel who need to access the fire pump equipment. This module on Stationary Fire Pumps Enclosures reviews the requirements for structures that house fire pumps such as canopies, rooms, or dedicated buildings that may also be referred to as pump rooms, pump buildings, or pump houses. You learn the guidelines for the construction and protection of, and special requirements for, fire pump enclosures as referenced in the latest standard.

    After completing this module, you should be able to:

    • Apply requirements for the construction of fire pump enclosures
    • Apply requirements for the protection of fire pump enclosures
    • Apply special requirements for the protection of fire pump enclosures

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    After successfully completing this 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.

  • System Layout

    2019 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps – System Layout

     

    There are many necessary considerations for determining the ideal layout for a stationary fire pump system. The System Layout module delivers a comprehensive overview of the criteria for components and their appropriate location in a fire pump assembly. From factors relating to design and installation to maintenance, testing concerns, and other variables, you’ll receive the knowledge and information you need to create an efficient and effective stationary fire pump layout.

    After completing this module, you should be able to:

    • Determine the impact of fire pump suction and discharge on its layout
    • Apply pressure maintenance requirements to the layout of the fire pump installation
    • Determine appropriate test arrangements for given pump installation
    • Determine need for a bypass
    • Determine the appropriate location for the fire department connection
    • Determine appropriate arrangement of pressure sensing lines

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    After successfully completing this 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.

  • Other Considerations

    2019 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps – Other Considerations

     

    Increase your understanding of standards for unique fire pump project situations. This module focuses on considerations for everything from pump pressure controls and diesel fuel tank systems to requirements for high-rise and very tall buildings. This training helps to ensure you're up-to-date with processes and standards for determining pumps for all types of water-based fire protection systems.

    After completing this module, you should be able to:

    • Compare and contrast different types of pressure controls
    • Regulate water pressure of a fire pump
    • Reference applicable standards for fire pump pressure control
    • Determine specific fire pump requirements for a high-rise and very tall building (pumps in series and variable speed pumps)
    • Select an appropriate tank for a diesel fuel arrangement
    • Determine the appropriate size and location of the diesel tank
    • Design the piping arrangement for a diesel fuel system
    • Develop maintenance schedule for diesel fuel system

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    After successfully completing this 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.

  • Acceptance Testing

    2019 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps – Acceptance Testing

     

    The NFPA 20 Online Training Series concludes with in-depth instruction on the processes involved in finalizing a fire pump installation and its acceptability. The Acceptance Testing module covers protocols for inspections, tests, and final documentation of fire pumps and how to apply them in the built environment. You gain insight into conducting safe and accurate acceptance testing.

    After completing this module, you should be able to:

    • Identify who is qualified to perform fire pump acceptance testing
    • Identify safety requirements when performing acceptance testing
    • Locate and apply the required inspections and tests
    • Locate and apply the requirements for final system documentation
    • State the purpose of NFPA 25 as it relates to fire pumps

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    After successfully completing this 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.

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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 180 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:

    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.

     

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