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Longitudinal Sway Bracing of CPVC

Using an NFPA 13 Analogy There are very few listed sway brace fittings for CPVC pipe. Listing criteria specified by the CPVC resin manufacturers and recognized by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) define the mechanics required of listed CPVC sway brace fittings and their design. Accordingly, UL listing requires strictly defined features of installed sway brace fitting …

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McKee, Huffert Win 2017 DeCamara Scholarships

Outstanding FPE Students Earn Academic Assistance Each year, the Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE) and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) come together to award the Philip L. DeCamara, Jr. Scholarship, established to honor a man who was dedicated to the fire sprinkler industry. That scholarship awards $7,000 to two exceptional students studying fire …

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Health Insurance for 2018

What You Need to Know Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants, Inc. (MMIC) is pleased to market health insurance programs to members of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). Based on our experience, MMIC provides a number of options that are efficient, cost-effective and designed to meet the true needs of AFSA members. Both small business and …

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Follow the Bouncing Needle

Margin of Safety vs. Safety Factors There I was, working hard spotting and connecting dots with a steady hand and focused eye, when my boss came in and announced, “We are doing a water flow test this weekend and I want you to attend. I want you to learn how to do a flow test.” …

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Omitting Flow From Sprinklers in the Design Area

Identifying Acceptable Small Compartments One of the key aspects of designing a sprinkler system is making sure that the water supply can handle all of the sprinklers that are likely to open in a fire. There are at least three different ways to predict the number of sprinklers likely to open conservatively: using a specific …

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Quality Contractor Recognition Awarded

AFSA Recognizes American Fire Protection Group, Inc. American Fire Protection Group, Inc., a Minnesota-based company with offices located throughout the southern part of the U.S., has been awarded the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Quality Contractor recognition. This program recognizes fire protection companies that exhibit the highest commitment to corporate responsibility and standards. American Fire …

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Erb Wins Waller Scholarship

CLSE and AFSA Award $4,000 to OSU Student Each year, the Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE) and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) come together to award the Thomas S. Waller Memorial Scholarship to one junior or senior enrolled in the Fire Protection and Safety Technology program at Oklahoma State University (OSU). The Thomas …

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When is Loading Detrimental to Sprinkler Performance?

A Look Into Loading’s Effect on Sprinkler Thermal Sensitivity The 2017 edition of the NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, section 5.2.1.1.1 states that any sprinkler that shows signs of “loading detrimental to sprinkler performance” during the annual floor level inspection shall be replaced. According to NFPA …

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