webinar will illustrate an organized worksheet for sizing the pipes in a
tree, looped, or gridded system along with a description of its
application, including examples of multiple types of systems. This
process will be enough fun that you won’t feel like you’re doing any
work at all.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Identify the three key hydraulic principles that determine the pressure requirements of a sprinkler design.
- Determine the key physical dimensions of a sprinkler design that accurately predict the pipe sizing.
- Apply an organized method of tracking all key pressure and flow requirements of a preliminary sprinkler design.
- Save time and money by developing more accurate fire sprinkler estimates.
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 CEUs and 1.5 CPDs.
- This webinar does not offer CAL FIRE-approved CEUs.
Speaker: Alan Johnston
Alan Johnston has been the president of Hydratec, Inc. since 1972.
Beginning with providing sprinkler system design services, Hydratec went
on to develop software for hydraulic analysis, material fabrication,
and AutoCAD and Revit based design of fire protection sprinkler systems.
Alan holds a BS in mechanical engineering and has been involved in
design, programming, training, and support within Hydratec. Alan is
also the holder of several US patents including one designed to simplify
the retrofit of sprinkler systems into single family homes. Alan has
provided advanced training on the latest features of the HydraCAD
software to groups of existing users in cities around the United States
and Canada, as well as teaching classes on hydraulic calculations. His
passionate interest in the use of BIM related software in the design of
fire sprinkler systems has been an important application of his more
than 45 years of experience in this industry.