SOCIETY OF FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

Upcoming events

    • 08 Mar 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Microsoft Teams Meeting
    Register

    Topic:  Antifreeze for Fire Sprinkler Systems as per NFPA 13, 13D, 25, & UL 2091

    Registration closes on March 5th. We will not be accepting late registrations.

    Date:  March 8, 2021

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Speaker: Jeff Ramey

    Schedule:

    11:30AM: Chapter Business

    11:45PM: Key Note Presentation

    1:00PM: Conclusion of Meeting

    Meeting Link: Microsoft Teams is a free program that will work through the web, a desktop app and also a mobile app. We highly suggest you download the Microsoft Teams app to join the meeting, either on your computer or on your mobile device.

    The meeting link will be provided in the registration confirmation email you will receive upon signup.

    Event Flyer: March 2021 Meeting.pdf

    Description:

    A 2009 residential fire incident in a CA residence should have been a success story but it was not. The antifreeze in the fire sprinkler system atomized through the activated sprinkler head which exploded and resulted in a fatality. Ever since, an immediate and intense focus on antifreeze took place. Research, safety alerts, TIAs, and code changes ensued, continuing to today. In this presentation we will show the background behind changes in NFPA standards, define the current and future NFPA requirements for antifreeze systems, and review critical dates. Also, we will outline the testing requirements and safety factors for manufacturers to obtain a listing for an antifreeze solution for fire sprinkler systems. Until recently there were no listed antifreeze products. Today, there are only two. While Southern California enjoys nonfreezing temperatures, we still experience antifreeze systems for protection of refrigerated or freezer warehouses.

    Biography:

    Jeff has over 30 years' experience in the plumbing and fire sprinkler industries, having worked closely with engineers, designers, distributors, contractors, and code officials to provide technical training and support on various water, gas, and fire sprinkler associations and has presented at numerous technical sessions both at local and national levels. In addition, Jeff has written contributing articles published in plumbing and HVAC trade publications. He has worked for the past 7 years as a Piping Systems Consultant for the Lubrizol Corporation.



    • 12 Apr 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Microsoft Teams Meeting
    Register

    Topic:  Using Augmented Reality in the Fire Industry

    Registration closes on April 9th. We will not be accepting late registrations.

    Date:  April 12, 2021

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Speaker: James Lynch

    Schedule:

    11:30AM: Chapter Business

    11:45PM: Key Note Presentation

    1:00PM: Conclusion of Meeting

    Meeting Link: Microsoft Teams is a free program that will work through the web, a desktop app and also a mobile app. We highly suggest you download the Microsoft Teams app to join the meeting, either on your computer or on your mobile device.

    The meeting link will be provided in the registration confirmation email you will receive upon signup.

    Event Flyer: April 2021 Meeting.pdf

    Description:

    Augmented reality is becoming more prevalent in society and promises a new way of organizing information and visualizing data. When users are presented information in a visual form, they are two times more likely to use the data when making decisions, three times more likely to execute decisions as intended, and five times more likely to make decisions much faster than peers. Augmented reality has been incorporated into software apps to assist with egress, to identify the fire protection features and hazards geospatially, Viking developed AR to identify deluge valve components. These tools will expedite the sharing of information between all parties and make vital information available at a glance. The Fire Solutions Group has developed an AR platform called Fire Vision for the visualization and sharing of critical information in the field. This development effort and results will be shared during the presentation.

    Biography:

    James "Andy" Lynch of the Fire Solutions Group has over 20 years of experience in fire protection engineering, code consulting, fire research, product development, and fire testing. He has conducted numerous fire test series for litigation purposes, the military, and various product development efforts. He has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree and M.S. Fire Protection Engineering degree from WPI.  Andy is trained in industrial fire fighting from TEEX and is a member of the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society, NFPA, NFSA, and SFPE. Andy serves of the NFPA Fire Tests (FIZ-AAA) technical committee, and the newly formed Fuel Gasses Warning Equipment (FEW-AAA) technical committee.



(C) Southern California Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Please contact a board member with any ideas or suggestions you have for the chapter. We would love to hear from you.

We hope to see you at our next event!

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software