SPR190 - Sprinklers

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Subject Title

Subject Description
This course will provide the fire protection engineering student with a basic understanding of the requirements which apply to the general design, installation, and approval of automatic sprinkler systems. The course will include the use and interpretation of the relevant codes and standards for sprinkler systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the general code NFPA13. Students will be required to layout sprinkler systems which conform to the code. They will also be required to perform water flow tests.

Credit Status
One college subject credit and is a pre-requisite to SPR490.

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

  1.  Identify and describe the operation of sprinklers (dry, ESFR, extended coverage, etc.);
  2.  Describe and identify wet, dry, preaction and deluge sprinkler systems;
  3.  Identify and describe the operation of the various valves used in a sprinkler system including gate, butterfly, check, indicating post, and fire department connection;
  4.  List and Identify the various methods of joining pipe approved for sprinkler systems including threaded, flanged, welded, soldered and grooved connections;
  5.  Layout sprinklers within a building according to the specifications in NFPA 13, 13D and 13R;
  6.  Identify and describe the application of pipe hanger;
  7.  Describe and identify different commodity classifications for occupancies.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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