October 21, 2013 Luncheon Seminar – Storage Sprinkler Applications

This months seminar luncheon was held at The Parthenon, located in Greek Town in Chicagos West Loop area. Turnout was good with several members of ASPE attending.

Ken Brown, Business Development Manager for Tyco Fire Protection Products, gave a great presentation on Storage Sprinkler Applications.

The presentation topics included:

  • A brief history of sprinkler technology; classification of sprinkler heads
  • A brief history of sprinkler technical committees and standards
  • Comparison of NFPA 13 and FM DS 2-0,8-9 standards

A major point of discussion was the need to use of equivalency when FM criteria is used, but NFPA criteria is the local code requirement.

A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation will be attached when it becomes available from the author, as many of the attendees have requested it.

(submitted by K. Mniszewski, 10/23/13)