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We are excited to announce the next installment of the PHCPPros webinar series! Sponsored and presented by AGF Manufacturing, "Corrosion and Freeze Protection in Fire Sprinkler Systems" will take place on April 22 at 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will be led by AGF Manufacturing President Jim McHugh.
McHugh's presentation will explore corrosion and freezing in fire sprinkler systems, which are serious threats that compromise the ability to protect life and property. Studies have found that releasing trapped air can help prevent corrosion, and NFPA 13 (2016) now requires air vents on all wet pipe fire sprinkler systems. Code requires auxiliary drains to collect condensation in dry pipe sprinkler systems, but imperfect maintenance often lets these drains freeze and trip the system. This presentation will cover NFPA 13 code requirements regarding air vents and corrosion as well as auxiliary drains. Participants will also gain an understanding of design requirements and current innovations in air vents and auxiliary drains that better manage corrosion and freeze protection.
McHugh and his family have been involved in the fire sprinkler industry since the founding of AGF, and the introduction of the AGF TESTANDRAIN valve. Currently serving as president of AGF Manufacturing Inc., McHugh is responsible for the development, introduction, and manufacture of specialized valves and unique products specifically designed for the fire sprinkler industry. He is a member of NFSA, NFPA, SFPE, ASPE, and AFSA. McHugh also serves on the Membership Committee for NFSA and the Manufacturers / Suppliers Council for AFSA. He is a strong proponent of domestic manufacturing and looks forward to serving the fire sprinkler industry and continuing the tradition of service started by his father, George McHugh III.
This webinar is part of PHCPPros' special series that has kept hundreds of readers educated and engaged in the face of COVID-19 as they log on to learn from plumbing, heating, cooling, and piping (PHCP) professionals. Register for the free webinar at bit.ly/3jBFsfH.