Fire Sprinkler Design Course

The Project Fire Academy is now providing training courses aimed at those wishing to know more about commercial and industrial sprinkler design under BS EN 12845 such as junior sprinkler design engineers, project managers, apprentice designers and consultant engineers. This 5 day course will cover all relevant topics and subjects covered in the basic competency design review as part of the LPS 1048 scheme and will give an excellent base level of knowledge for further training and/or formal qualifications. As part of the course, a mock exam will be provided to assess knowledge gained. Please note that this course does not include any formal qualification; exams from third party bodies can be organised and booked separately.

Training is provided by Andrew Fisher who has worked in the sprinkler industry for nearly 10 years, previously passed the LPS 1048 exams and is also a qualified teacher. Andrew has been providing training in automatic fire sprinkler systems for over 6 years, has delivered over a 1000 hours of CPD training to global consultancy firms and also curates and presents Project Fire’s educational platform “Sprinkler Talk”.

 

THE COURSE WILL COVER:

  • Classification of systems
  • Storage types and Categories
  • Water Supplies
  • Spacing and Location of Sprinklers
  • Spacing and location of brackets/supports
  • Sprinkler system components
  • Pre-calculated pipework sizing
  • Frictional loss and static loss calculations
  • System types and applications

“Aimed at those wishing to know more about commercial and industrial sprinkler design under BS EN 12845 such as junior sprinkler design engineers, project managers, apprentice designers and consultant engineers.”

Course Itinerary

The course will be mostly classroom based and be intensive with many subjects covered at a fast pace. Although all subjects will be taught, a basic understanding of the workings of a sprinkler system and the components is highly recommended. It is highly recommended that you have your own copy of the latest BS EN 12845 sprinkler rule book.

MOLDULE 1GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Hazard classification
Design criteria
Storage types, categories and height limits (OH and HH)
Drawing requirements
Areas of protection and permitted exceptions
Approval and certification procedures and approved equipment
MODULE 2WATER SUPPLIES
Grades and available sources
Flow and pressure demands
Towns main, pumps, tanks and pump houses
Pump selection (OH and HH)
Tank selection
Pump electrical supplies
MODULE 3SPACING & SPRINKLER LOCATION
Spacing limits, boundaries and ceiling distances
Bean rule, obstructions and supplementary protection
Sidewall sprinklers
Roof, ceiling and floor voids
MODULE 4COMPONENTS & CALCULATIONS
Sprinkler head selection, pipe specification and pipe supports
Installation control valves
OH pipe tables and hydraulic calculations
Drainage requirements
MODULE 5SYSTEM TYPES & APPLICATIONS
Wet, dry, air and pre-action
Cold storage areas
Special hazards
Annex F, zoning and multi-occupancy buildings

Train to be a certified fire sprinkler designer.

For more information on our sprinkler design courses or to request a booking form please email us at academy@projectfire.co.uk or use the contact form opposite.