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Online- Basic Principles Of Automatic Fire Sprinkler Protection

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Expert instruction by OSU faculty takes you through design and installation provisions of NFPA 13 and gives a brief introduction to inspection, testing and maintenance guidelines of NFPA 25. This basic course is designed to help professionals understand and appreciate the value and prevailing standards of automatic sprinkler protection. This course also features an introduction to hydraulic calculations that are necessary for proper design and evaluation of automatic fire sprinklers.

  • Elective course for Fire Protection Certificate Program

Some topics of coverage include:

  • Economic and fire/safety benefits of sprinkler systems
  • Misconceptions regarding sprinkler protection
  • Introduction to Hydraulic Calculations
  • Common types of Sprinkler Systems
  • Wet pipe
  • Dry pipe
  • Pre-action
  • Deluge
  • Water supplies for sprinkler protection

When you register for an online course, you will receive an email confirmation including a link to the OSU Online Classroom and your username and password. The course is self-paced unless otherwise noted. You have 6 months to complete the course unless otherwise noted. Download the instructional materials and view each video. Exams must be completed with a 70% or better. You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you have successfully completed the course.

Required Textbook:

Fire Detection and Suppression Systems, 4th edition, ISBN: 978-0-87939-398-4

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