Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
1. Navigate NFPA 13 to determine the acceptance testing requirements for specific systems.
2. Determine the appropriate pressures to hydrostatically test pipe.
3. Understand allowable leakage rates for underground pipe.
4. Identify additional tests required for underground and dry pipe systems.
Continuing Education Credits: 0.1 CEUs, 1.0 CPDs, 0.1 CAL FIRE Fitter CEUs, and Vermont T-3 TQP Renewal CEUs
Standard Referenced: NFPA 13, 14, 20, 2016 Editions
John August Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE
John August Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE, CWBSP, is Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services for AFSA. He is responsible for strengthening AFSA's engineering and technical approaches to meeting member, industry and operational priorities, with an emphasis on service, quality, and integrity. Denhardt is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered in the District of Columbia as well as the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He is a NICET Level III in Automatic Sprinkler System Layout and Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems and an NFPA Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP). A native of Maryland, Denhardt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park. He is a member of the NFPA 13 Sprinkler Discharge Committee, a Fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and sits on the University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering’s Board of Visitors.
Prior to accepting this position, Denhardt was employed by Strickland Fire Protection in Forestville, Maryland since 1994, overseeing large scale projects and assisting with design and installation technical issues. He has served as an AFSA instructor, volunteered as a subject matter expert assisting with AFSA training updates, represented the Association on various technical committees, and authored numerous articles in the Association's flagship publication Sprinkler Age.
Kevin Hall, P.E., PMSFPE
Kevin Hall, M.Eng, P.E., CWBSP, PMSFPE, joined AFSA in 2020 as the Coordinator of Engineering and Technical Services. He has been in the fire protection industry for nearly 10 years. He is a registered professional engineer in Delaware and Maryland and has his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Hall is a member of several NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 1 Fire Code Correlating Committee; NFPA 1 Building Systems and Special Occupancies; NFPA 1 Special Equipment, Processes, and Hazardous Materials; NFPA 3/4 Commissioning and Integrated Testing; NFPA 13 Residential Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 15 Water Spray Fixed Systems; NFPA 20 Fire Pumps; NFPA 909/914 Cultural Resources; and NFPA 915 Remote Inspections. He also represents AFSA on many UL standard technical panels (STP) involving the sprinkler industry, including STP 199 Sprinkler Equipment for Fire Protection.
Prior to his association and committee work, Kevin worked for Reliance Fire Protection in Baltimore, Maryland as a project manager for seven years overseeing projects of various sizes and complexity for the Contract’s Division.