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Fire Sprinklers 502

Review of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems for One- and Two-Family Dwellings: Part 2 – Review of Plans and Submittals

Two and One-half Hours – 4 Audio parts
CEUs = .25 / CPDs = 2.5 (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)

This seminar, Part 2 of CLSE’s program on Plan Review and Acceptance of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems designed in accordance with NFPA 13D, leads the student through the detailed step-by-step process of reviewing a fire sprinkler system plan designed for protection of a single-family home. Supplemental documents, available to the student as downloadable pdf files, provide a copy of the plan to be reviewed, as well as supporting data sheets, hydraulic calculations, and a sample plan review checklist.

This seminar should require two and one-half hours to complete and is meant to follow the prerequisite Part 1, which introduces the student to design and installation concepts of residential fire sprinkler systems. For both programs, the student is advised to have a copy of NFPA 13D available for reference.

On completion of this program, the attendee should be able to:

  • Interpret and evaluate a fire sprinkler plan to determine conformance with applicable standards
  • Perform a plan review on an example NFPA 13D system, including review of hydraulic calculations for the system.
  • Calculate the loss in pressure for flow through a pipe using the Hazen-Williams formula
  • Identify pertinent information provided on material data sheets for the pipe, sprinklers, fittings, hangers, valves, and meter used in the installation of this system
  • Develop a plan review checklist relevant to your jurisdiction
  • Interpret which course of action is appropriate upon completion of the review:
    • Accept without comment
    • Accept with comments requiring field verification
    • Accept with red-line revisions to the plan/calculations
    • Reject, and require resubmittal

It is highly recommended that the student have a copy of NFPA 13D Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2007 Edition, readily available for reference during this seminar.





Kenneth W. Wagoner, S.E.T.

Parsley Consuslting

Ken Wagoner, a 1977 graduate of Bethany College (KS), is the owner of Parsley Consulting, located in Escondido, California. He has 26 years of experience in automatic sprinkler system and fire alarm system design, review and construction management. Wagoner has achieved NICET certification in all four subfields of fire protection: automatic sprinkler system layout, fire alarm systems, inspection & testing, and special hazards. He is also certified as a Uniform Fire Code Inspector, has achieved NFPA certification as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), and as a Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE). He is an AFSA-designated alternate representative to the NFPA committee on Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspectors and Plan Reviewers, which publishes NFPA 1031; and the Hanging and Bracing Committee of NFPA 13. He has published numerous articles on the design and review process, presented online virtual seminars, and teaches monthly classes sponsored by the San Diego Fire Protection Association. He is an active member of the NFPA, the AFSA, the UFCI, and the SDFPA.