HDS494 - Sprinkler Systems Design Calculations

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Subject Title
Sprinkler Systems Design Calculations

Subject Description
This subject deals with basic fluid mechanics and sprinkler system hydraulics. It begins with the study of fluid properties, the behavior of fluids at rest (Fluid Statics) and in motion (Fluid Kinetics). The subject continues with water supply test procedure and analysis. Fluid flow theory, combined with installation criteria of NFPA 13 are then applied to the hydraulic calculations of automatic sprinkler systems.

Credit Status
One college subject credit and is pre-requisite for HDS593 and FIP593.
PSR294 and MTH293 are pre-requisites for this course.

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

  1. Define fluid mechanics (and Hydraulics) and identify the areas in fire protection which require fluid knowledge. i.e., automatic sprinkler systems, fire pumps, etc.
  2. Perform basic calculations involving mass, weight, force, pressure and head as applied to fluids.
  3. Explain basic pressure measurement technics using the common pressure measurement devices.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of fluid kinetics concepts and the relative terminology, the volume flow rate, the continuity principle, the friction loss, etc.
  5. Demonstrate competency in using pipe and fitting tables and perform basic calculations involving water flow through piping systems.
  6. Identify the common water supplies utilized in fire protection systems and explain the purpose of water supply test and analysis.
  7. Perform basic water flow test calculations and construct the corresponding water flow test line.
  8. Efficiently locate the hydraulically most demanding (Remote) area and calculate the number of sprinklers within the area
  9. Perform manual hydraulic calculations on a Tree-type sprinkler system.

Essential Employability Skills
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Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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