Update on Fire Codes, Standards, and Guidelines April 21, 2011


Exam for Continuing Education Units 1.5 learning units (0.15 CEUs)

You must get 12 of 15 questions correct to pass the exam. You may retake the exam if necessary. You will be notified whether you passed or failed automatically after taking the exam. Upon passing the exam, you will be given the authority to download a certificate indicating you passed the exam. 


Here's the lineup:

  • Update on NFPA-2001: Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • Update on NFPA 72-2010: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
  • Update on SFPE-1-2011: Fire Exposures to Structures; and Two New Guides

About the Presenters:

  • Milosh Puchovsky, PE, FSFPE - Professor of Practice and Director of Corporate & Professional Education, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.
  • Ray Grill, PE, FSFPE - Principal, Arup, Washington, D.C.
  • Morgan Hurley, PE, FSFPE - Technical Director, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Bethesda, Md.
  • Michael Ivanovich; President of The Ivanovich Group LLC, Webcast Moderator

1.Full Name *
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10.) Based on the presentation given by Milosh Puchovsky on NFPA 2001: *

NFPA 2001 covers three types of systems: Total flooding systems; local or streaming application systems; and water-based sprinkler systems.

True
False
11.) Based on the presentation given by Milosh Puchovsky on NFPA 2001: *

Among the changes to 2001 are that environmental data (ozone depletion potential and global warming potential) will be included:

True
False
12.) Based on the presentation given by Milosh Puchovsky on NFPA 2001: *

The GWP of carbon dioxide is:

0.1
1
10.0
None of the Above
13.) Based on the presentation given by Milosh Puchovsky on NFPA 2001: *

For raised floor systems, if only the space under the raised floor is to be protected by a total flooding system, inert gases are to be used

True
False
14.) Based on the presentation given by Milosh Puchovsky on NFPA 2001: *

System discharge times are being increased to what amount of time for protecting Class A and C fire hazards

80 sec
100 sec
120 sec
240 sec
15.) Based on Ray Grill's presenation on NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: *

A new section on gas detection provides requirements for the selection, installation and operation of gas detectors

True
False
16.) Based on Ray Grill's presenation on NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: *

Engineering evaluation resources in an Annex support:

Occupancy and uses
Ceiling heights
Ambient environment
Gas characteristics
All of the above
None of the Above
17.) Based on Ray Grill's presenation on NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: *

A task group working on intelligibility issues created new definitions for:

Intelligible
Intelligibility
Acoustically distinguishable
All of the above
None of the Above
18.) Based on Ray Grill's presenation on NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: *

Emergency communications systems do not require intelligible voice messages.

True
False
19.) Based on Ray Grill's presenation on NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: *

Two-way wired emergency communication services allow for common talk:

True
False
20.) Based on the presentation given by Morgan Hurley on SFPE standards and guidelines: *

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Guidelines for Substantiating a Fire Model for a Given Application was developed because

Computer models are increasingly being used in building design, post-fire analysis, and research
Insurance companies are requiring modeling results to be reviewed by underwriters before issuing certificates of insurability for high-rise buildings
Inspectors are requiring modeling results before issuing certificates of occupancy for commercial and industrial buildings
All of the above
None of the Above
21.) Based on the presentation given by Morgan Hurley on SFPE standards and guidelines: *

A parameter NOT listed as “relevant phenomena and key physics” is:

Sprinkler piping material
Smoke movement
Flame height
Plume temperature
None of the Above
22.) Based on the presentation given by Morgan Hurley on SFPE standards and guidelines: *

A fire model can be:

Algebraic
Zone/Lumped Parameter
Field/CFD models
All of the above
None of the Above
23.) Based on the presentation given by Morgan Hurley on SFPE standards and guidelines: *

SFPE’s Engineering Standard on Calculating Fire Exposures to Structures includes three steps, one of which is NOT

Estimation of thermal boundary conditions
Estimation of heat transfer
Estimation of structural response at elevated temperatures
Estimation of cost of fire-proofing structural components
24.) Based on the presentation given by Morgan Hurley on SFPE standards and guidelines: *

SFPE’s position statement on Building Information Modeling (BIM) for fire protection engineering includes:

BIM is a project-based, interactive database used by all stakeholders in a project
Should reduce potential field conflicts
Some hydraulic calculation software is BIM compatible
Application still in its infancy, but much potential
All of the Above
None of the Above
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