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Oklahoma State University

FPLC- Advanced Fire Protection Hydraulics

Days 1-2

  • Friction loss through Linear Piping Systems
    • Review of the Hazen-Williams Formula.
    • The Darcy-Weisbach Approach
  • Review of Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems Using Velocity Pressures
  • Calculation of Friction Loss through Looped Piping Systems
    • Underground Systems
    • Looped Sprinkler Systems
  • Calculation of Friction Loss through Gridded Piping Systems
    • Introduction to the Hardy Cross Technique
    • Application to underground and overhead systems
  • Water Supply Considerations
    • Graphing and Safety Factors
    • Sizing Fire Pumps

Text: Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis by Pat D. Brock.

Instructional Time: 16 hours

Continuing Education Credit: 1.6 CEUs

Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Instructors:

Pat D. Brock, PE, FPE

Emeritus Professor - Fire Protection & Safety Technology

Floyd Luinstra, PE

Visiting Instructor - Fire Protection & Safety Technology

**This agenda and the instructors listed are tentative and could change based on time constraints and any unforeseen obstacles**