This month, Kevin Hall from the National Fire Sprinkler Association joined this column to help us better understand preaction systems, one type of fire sprinkler system. There are three types of preaction systems and understanding their differences can aid in making an informed decision on the kind of system to use in different scenarios.
Annually, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) gathers industry professionals to present insights, new products, trending solutions and more. This year, from June 17-20, the conference and expo will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, in San Antonio.
In this, my last column for Plumbing Engineer, I wish to describe my journey as a fire protection engineer and give some recognition to several of those who lent a hand or gave some good direction along the way.
This is an outline of many areas in the codes where sprinklers are required or used to take advantage of the many trade-offs giving architects and builders flexibility in the design and construction of a building.