Fire Sprinkler System Installation: A Guide to Installation
Techniques for Residential Systems*
This course teaches installers the techniques for residential
fire sprinkler system installation according to the 2007 edition
of NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation
of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured
Although many contractors are accustomed to protecting large
structures from fire based on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation
of Sprinkler Systems, many communities are beginning to take
action to protect their private residences from fire, and while
the same basic principles apply, residential systems vary considerably
from their larger commercial counterparts.
The book is divided into five modules. Each module includes
a series of lessons that cover a particular topic within the
scope of that module. Some of the topics addressed in this new
book are: basic safety, basic construction math, metric conversion
processes, system overview, piping system configurations, residential
sprinkler system design criteria, residential sprinkler types,
sprinkler system types, sprinkler system components, hydraulic
calculations, special applications, electrolysis, plans, water
supplies, tool types, threaded pipe, CPVC, copper, sprinkler
installation, special systems, multi-purpose systems, typical
sprinkler system water supply, microbiologically influenced corrosion
(MIC), and air/water interface structures.
Paired with its newly developed training
DVD. AFSA's new training
guide provides fire sprinkler contractors with the tools they
need to quickly–yet effectively–train
their employees on residential fire sprinkler systems installation.
Test materials are provided to allow student testing on a periodic
basis. Tests are then taken online or paper tests are forwarded
to AFSA's headquarters for grading, and the company is
notified of each student's test score.
* Residential Fire Sprinkler System
Installation: A Guide to Installation Techniques for Residential
Systems is intended only for use in residential applications
for one- and two-family dwellings and to assist the user in installation
of residential sprinkler systems in compliance with NFPA 13D.
Residential sprinkler systems should be installed by an experienced,
licensed installation contractor and need to meet NFPA standards
as well as all local building codes.