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Automatic Sprinkler Inspection, Testing & Maintenance
Automatic Sprinkler Inspection, Testing & Maintenance

This self-paced online course covers the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for automatic sprinkler systems, which are found in NFPA 25. The owner of a property is fully responsible for inspecting, testing, and maintaining the building sprinkler systems.



Students will learn to:



  • Follow proper impairment handling procedures when tests or maintenance require shutdown of the system

  • Understand the inspection requirements of sprinkler valves for wet-pipe, dry-pipe, deluge, and preaction systems

  • Understand the inspection requirements of other system components that require regular inspection

  • List key points covered in the inspection required for every sprinkler valve

  • How often to conduct a main drain test and other tests, depending on the type of sprinkler system

  • How often all sprinkler control valves must be operated through their full range of movement

  • Understand which sprinkler system components must be repaired or replaced on a specific schedule, and which components must be repaired when damage is detected during routine inspections and tests

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for automatic sprinkler systems.

Introduction to Automatic Sprinklers
Introduction to Automatic Sprinklers

This self-paced online course covers the major reasons for sprinkler system failure, improper design issues, and a short history of automatic sprinkler system development. It is important to understand the reasons that automatic sprinklers sometimes fail to control a fire. When these situations are recognized, action can be taken to correct the problem before a fire occurs.



Students will learn to:



  • Outline the history of automatic sprinkler system development

  • Understand and prevent the main reasons for automatic sprinkler system failure, which are:

    • System Impairments

    • Incomplete coverage

    • Improper system design



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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the sprinkler system failure, improper design issues, and the history of sprinkler system development.

Special Sprinkler Systems
Special Sprinkler Systems

This self-paced online course covers sprinkler heads and sprinkler systems that may be used for unusual or special applications. Ordinary sprinkler systems using conventional sprinkler heads can be used to protect most situations. In some applications, however, special systems or systems using special types of sprinkler heads provide more effective, or more economical protection.



Students will learn to:



  • List and describe the most common types of special sprinkler heads, including early suppression fast response (ESFR), large drop, and quick response heads

  • List and describe other sprinkler heads designed for special applications, including in-rack, extended coverage, residential, and coated heads

  • List and describe materials have special sprinkler protection requirements detailed in NFPA 13

  • List and describe different types of special sprinkler systems, including anti-freeze, exposure protection, limited area, and circulating closed-loop systems

  • Define response time index

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers sprinkler heads and sprinkler systems that may be used for unusual or special applications.

Sprinkler Components
Sprinkler Components

This self-paced online course covers the major components that are common to all types of automatic sprinkler systems, including the water supply, piping, and sprinkler heads.



Students will learn to:



  • Describe the four common types of automatic sprinkler systems: wet-pipe, dry-pipe, deluge, and preaction systems

  • Understand how fire protection water supplies must be matched to the needs of the automatic sprinkler system

  • List and define the major sprinkler system components found on the exterior of the building, including the lead-in, sprinkler control valve, fire department connection, and water motor alarm

  • List and define the major sprinkler system components found on the interior of the building, including the sprinkler riser, cross-mains and feed mains, branch lines, riser nipples, sprinkler heads, and test connection

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the major components of automatic sprinkler systems, including the water supply, piping, and sprinkler heads.

Sprinkler Design
Sprinkler Design

This self-paced online course covers the configuration of piping systems for automatic sprinkler systems, including pipe schedule systems and hydraulically designed systems.



Students will learn to:



  • Understand the basic principles of the two primary ways of designing a sprinkler system: a pipe schedule system and a hydraulically designed system

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the most common piping configurations, including tree-piping, looped piping, and gridded configurations

  • Understand why different pipe schedules are appropriate for different occupancies, including light hazard and ordinary hazard occupancies

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers piping systems for automatic sprinkler systems, including pipe schedule and hydraulic systems.

Sprinkler Systems: Planned Impairments
Sprinkler Systems: Planned Impairments

The self-paced online course covers how to safely repair a sprinkler system with minimal risk to the facility while the sprinkler system is off-line. With protection impaired, the risk of damage by fire significantly rises. Yet shut downs are often required for maintenance, renovation, new construction, or when equipment fails.



Students will learn to:



  • Understand and describe the three main categories of impairments: planned, emergency, and hidden

  • How to safely plan an impairment by addressing three key issues:
    • Preparation

    • Notification requirements and system shutdown

    • System reactivation

  • Describe how to keep the sprinkler system downtime to a relative minimum

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

The self-paced online course covers how to repair a sprinkler system with minimal risk to the facility.

Wet-Pipe Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Wet-Pipe Automatic Sprinkler Systems

This self-paced online course covers the application, operation, inspection, testing and maintenance of wet-pipe automatic sprinkler systems. A wet-pipe automatic sprinkler system uses automatic sprinkler heads fed by a piping system containing water under system pressure at all times.



Students will learn to:



  • List and describe the advantages and limitations of wet-pipe sprinkler systems

  • List and describe the basic components of a wet-pipe automatic sprinkler system

  • Understand the major components of an alarm check valve

  • List and describe acceptable methods of valve supervision

  • Understand the required timing and frequency of visual inspections, testing and maintenance of sprinkler control valves and waterflow alarms

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the operation, inspection, testing and maintenance of wet-pipe automatic sprinkler systems.