Challenges in Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems

Date & Time:
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central (GMT -05:00, Chicago)

Duration: 1.5 hours

This seminar offeres 1.5 CPDs and 0.15 CEUs.


Upon completion of the webinar “Challenges in Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems” the attendee should be able to:

  • Calculate the required relative displacement for a drop to a freestanding rack.
  • Describe several different possible methods to provide that same relative displacement
  • Recognize the limitations of available products to provide the required relative displacement for a drop to a freestanding rack.
  • Identify the latitude and longitude of a street address
  • Determine the short period response parameter, SS, for a given site
    • Based on a zip code
    • Based on a site specific address
  • Interpret the seismic coefficient for a specific site
    • By rounding up values in Table
    • By linear interpolation of the values in Table
  • Complete the required evaluations from lateral seismic brace calculations
    • Recognize the limitations of method of attachment and fasteners in Fig.
    • Recognize the limitations of brace members, based on:
      • Angle of the brace
      • Length of the brace
      • L/R value of the brace member
    • Explain the factors under consideration with respect to horizontal force for lateral braces:
      • From Table (a) through (e)
      • From pipe manufacturer’s data sheets
  • Determine methods of restraint other than No. 12 wire
    • Wrap-around u-hooks, per
    • Hanger rotated 45º from vertical, adjacent to hanger
      • With surge clip, or
      • With rods run tight to piping

Speaker Info:
Ken Wagoner
Ken is a 1977 graduate of Bethany College (KS), and owner of Parsley Consulting, located in Escondido, California. He has 29 years of experience in automatic sprinkler system and fire alarm system design, plan review and construction management. Wagoner has achieved NICET certification in the subfields of automatic sprinkler system layout (IV), fire alarm systems (III) and inspection & testing (III). He is also certified as a Uniform Fire Code Inspector, NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), and Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE). He is an AFSA-designated alternate representative to the NFPA 1031 committee which publishes Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspectors and Plan Reviewers, the Hanging and Bracing Committee of NFPA 13, which publishes Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; and in early 2010, Ken was named chairman of the NFPA-24 committee, which publishes Standard for Installation of Private Fire Service Mains. He has published numerous articles on the seismic bracing, hydraulic calculations, system design and the plan review process, presented online virtual seminars, and teaches classes sponsored by the San Diego Fire Protection Association and the American Fire Sprinkler Association. He is an active member of the NFPA, the AFSA, the SCFSCA, the UFCI, and the SDFPA.

How does a WEBINAR work?
A desktop or laptop computer connected to the Internet is required. You will be provided with a link to join in. You will use your browser (i.e. Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, etc.) to get connected to the live PowerPoint presentation and live audio. You can have many people listening in your office.; however, only those who register for a certificate will receive CEU credit. The audio will be transmitted though your computer speakers. Or, you can call in (long distance charges of about $18 will be posted to your phone bill.) You can ask questions from wherever you are using a feature that allows you to type in your question during the live presentation. The speaker will read your question aloud and answer it live. You will be able to download the PDF file of the PowerPoint slide presentation the day of the seminar. You can also print the PDF file presentation and make as many copies as you need for note-taking.

Registration Information
NEW! AFSA has moved to a different webinar provider. You will now register on the KRM registration site instead of the Webex site. The registration page will look different and email notifications will be different. As part of the AFSA Economic Relief program, this webinar is FREE to all AFSA members, including complimentary CEU/CPD credits. This webinar offers 0.15 CEUs and 1.5 CPDs. The fee for non-member participants is $140 per CEU/CPD participant.

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