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Advanced Hydraulic Calculations Workshop

September 18, 2023 - September 20, 2023

This three-day, in-person workshop provides a deep dive into advanced hydraulic principles for standpipe systems, fire pump assemblies, and water storage tanks. Students will receive classroom instruction, work through examples, and complete practice exercises.

Member: $950  AHJ: $250

Non-Member: $1,250


CEU: 2.25; CPD: 22.5; Contact Hours: 22.5

Florida Approval: Contractor I, II, III

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine minimum design requirements for standpipe systems
  2. Identify vertical standpipe system zone requirements
  3. Identify and apply requirements for pressure-regulating devices
  4. Apply principles of fire pumps necessary for hydraulic design, including:
    • Suction, discharge, and net pressure
    • Laws of affinity
    • Fire pump selection
    •  Test header and pressure relief calculations
  5. Apply hydraulic principles of water storage tank design, including:
    • Determine minimum capacity based on system demand
    • Determine the minimum usable capacity of the tank
    • Determine appropriate refill rates for break tanks
    • Determine the maximum length of pipe supplying a fire pump

Target Audience:
This course is ideally suited for experienced layout technicians seeking to attain a deeper understanding of hydraulic calculation principles for advanced systems, and apply that knowledge towards successful completion of NICET III and IV Water-Based Systems Layout certification (or equivalent) and job-specific scenarios.


  • AFSA Provides:
    •  Manual (includes hydraulic graphs and worksheets), calculators, engineering graph paper notebooks, AFSA scale rulers, AFSA pens/pencils
  • Student Provides:
    • Printed copy or digital access to the 2019 editions of NFPA 13, 14, and 20. Other editions are also permitted.
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September 18, 2023
September 20, 2023




AFSA Headquarters
1410 East Renner Rd., Suite 150
Richardson, TX 75082 United States
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