NFPA 20 (2022) Online Training

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  • Description

    NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection Online Training Series is designed to help ensure fire pump readiness and reliability and to avoid costly errors, improve project efficiency, and help protect lives and property.

    NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, is an industry-trusted document offering comprehensive best practices and complex concepts and information. As a water-based systems engineer, designer, plan reviewer, installer, maintenance personnel, inspector, manufacturer, or insurer who needs to know about stationary fire pumps for their work, NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection (2022) Online Training is your source for expert instruction in how to apply the standard's criteria to help ensure cutting-edge fire protection.

    The six-part program covers the design, installation, and testing of fire pumps, limited service controllers, and pumps in series. You have the flexibility to choose the courses you require or bundle them together for the complete program.

    Learning modules focus on:

    • Evaluation and planning
    • Sizing and performance
    • Enclosures
    • System layout
    • Other considerations
    • Acceptance testing

    NFPA 20 Online Training delivers high-impact learning in a cost-effective and convenient digital format.

    Updated to reflect the 2022 edition of NFPA 20, this web-based training series is a must-have for anyone operating in the US or internationally who makes decisions about stationary fire pumps and needs to be informed of the latest information. The six one-hour learning modules are designed by NFPA® code experts and teach through interactive exercises, fundamental concepts, and procedures.

    Learn at your own time and pace as you follow along virtually with a designer providing an example of the process of designing a fire pump for a specific installation. In the series, you will also receive instruction on why, depending on the parameter of the project, you would use certain components or designs. Each one-hour course is worth 0.1 continuing education units and ends with an exam to test your knowledge.

    Those who complete the series 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 supply, power supply, 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.

    Get the ultimate companion to NFPA 20 to help gain a more advanced understanding of how to help ensure that the stationary pump is installed correctly to support your fire protection system(s).

    Sign up for the NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection Online Training Series today.


    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, insurers, and anyone preparing for the Certified Water-Based Systems Professional Certification.

    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.


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    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
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  • Evaluation and Planning

    2022 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps — Evaluation and Planning Online Training

    Taking a methodical and informed approach to determining factors that could dictate the need for a stationary pump is a critical part of the installation process. In this module, you will learn how to identify different water supply options and account for the impact of elevation in system design. The module covers the many types of stationary pumps for fire protection and looks at the earliest considerations of planning your fire pump system design.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Explain the need to determine system demand
    • Analyze available water supplies
    • Determine the available power source and its usability
    • Acceptance testing
    • Select an appropriate fire pump based on the system demand and available water supply
  • Sizing and Performance

    2022 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps — Sizing and Performance Online Training

    Learn about the different fire pump ratings and key performance characteristics for centrifugal pumps. Sizing and Performance Online Training provides a detailed overview of why a certified pump curve is important and the three points used to create the curve. The module also covers the impeller characteristics associated with fire pumps, such as width, angle of vanes, number of vanes, and size of impeller eye, and how they impact the performance of the fire pump.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Determine sizing
    • Associate fire pump impeller characteristics with their effects on performance
    • Compare and contrast fire pump performance based on water supply type
  • Enclosures

    2022 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps — Enclosures Online Training

    Understanding the guidelines and special safety provisions for the construction and protection of fire pump enclosures such as pump rooms, buildings, and houses is a crucial competency for many professionals who use and enforce NFPA 20. This module teaches the potential dangers to a fire pump and the requirements for enclosure protection. The Enclosures Online Training module also covers the provisions relating to fire department access, light, ventilation, drainage, and temperature control of the enclosure.

    Upon completion, 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
  • System Layout

    2022 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps — System Layout Online Training

    Creating an effective and efficient fire pump system is dependent on knowing how to determine the best layout and being able to apply criteria for components and their appropriate location in an assembly. System Layout Online Training helps provide an understanding of how turbulent and unbalanced flows impact fire pumps. The course also offers instruction on how to correctly position fittings with regard to the fire pump and the role of pressure maintenance pumps in the system.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

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

    2022 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps — Other Considerations Online Training

    This fifth learning module in the series intends to enhance your knowledge of standards for unique fire pump project situations. The course provides an understanding of the impact excess pressure has on the system and the role of pressure relief and pressure-reducing valves. You will also learn about the redundancies required in high-rise and very tall buildings.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Compare and contrast different types of pressure controls
    • Regulate the water pressure of a fire pump
    • Determine specific fire pump requirements for high-rise and very tall buildings
    • Select an appropriate tank for a diesel fuel arrangement
  • Acceptance Testing

    2022 NFPA 20, Stationary Fire Pumps — Acceptance Testing Online Training

    A vital step in finalizing a fire pump installation is in testing and inspections and project documentation. This module teaches the most current requirements for the test equipment to be used during the acceptance testing of the fire pump. You will review the order of the tests and checks to complete during the acceptance testing and additional details on how to perform them. The course also covers common problems that lead to skewed test results and addresses ways to improve accuracy and reliability in validating system installations.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Identify who is qualified to perform acceptance testing
    • Identify safety requirements for performance testing
    • Locate and apply required inspections and tests
    • Locate and apply the requirements for final system documentation
  • NFPA 20 (2022) Online Training Demo

    View a FREE interactive demonstration of the NFPA 20, Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection (2022) Online Training Series here.

  • High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) Acceptance for Online Training Courses

    This Online Training will be accepted towards the license renewal mandate upon successful completion of the course. Successful completion is based on full attendance, passing the course assessment, and completing the course evaluation.

  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training


    • 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 365 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.


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