# HDS490 - Sprinkler System Design 1

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Subject Title
Sprinkler System Design 1

Subject Description
Fluid flow theory and installation criteria of NFPA 13 are applied to the hydraulic design of automatic sprinkler systems. Material taught in this course is further emphasized through several practical assignments including various tree, pitched roof, residential and gridded systems. Field trips, where possible, will be included to help familiarize students with the various components of installed systems.

Credit Status
One college subject credit and is a pre-requisite for HDS593 and SPD693. FLM390 is a pre-requisite for this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. determine the hydraulic performance of sprinkler systems using the standard NFPA 13 method;
2. understand and explain the relationship between pressure, flow rate, and "K" factor as they relate to sprinkler hydraulic design;
3. determine the discharge density requirements for a variety of occupancies and hazards;
4. correctly select the hydraulically most demanding area of a sprinkler system and determine the configuration of sprinklers within this area;
5. determine the hydraulic performance of simple symmetric and non-symmetric tree sprinkler systems;
6. determine the hydraulic performance of pitched roof sprinkler systems;
7. apply the HydraCalc software to determine the hydraulic performance of various configurations of sprinkler systems including grid systems;
8. determine water supply performance as it relates to system demand.

Essential Employability Skills

The student has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

- execute mathematical operations accurately;
- apply a systematic approach to solve problems;
- use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems;
- locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems;
- analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.