What is a fire suppression system?
Fire suppression frequently includes a sprinkler system to extinguish or contain a fire. Suppression systems include water suppression, gaseous agents, pre-action systems, clean agent suppression systems and a host of specialty systems. Fire sprinkler systems are considered active fire suppression systems.
Learn about fire pump types, drivers, sizing and components
Know how to navigate the restructured NFPA 13 sprinkler standard and understand technical changes
When designing a fire pump, there are a number of factors to keep in mind, particularly NFPA 20
Questions not answered during the live “Fire and life safety: Notification and communications systems” webcast Oct. 30, 2019, are answered by the presenters
Choosing the right pipe system and design is essential to ensure excellence in mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and beyond
Fire and life safety professionals need to leverage notification assets to get the emergency message out to the affected group as soon as possible
This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.
NFPA 13-2016 is applicable to all sprinkler system designs and installations, with the exception of sprinkler systems in low-rise residential buildings and one- and two-family dwellings and manufactured homes.
Selecting pipe and piping materials involves many factors. Designers should approach these decisions and identify strengths and weaknesses of various pipe materials and connection methods.
NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 explore integrated fire protection and life safety system testing and are vital to a building’s overall fire/life safety implementation.