ASSE

Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Field Technician IOC

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  1. Regulations
    • NFPA 13
    • NFPA 14
    • NFPA 20
    • NFPA 25
    • Acceptance testing
    • Applicable laws
    • Codes & Standards listed Standard 15001
    • Local jurisdictional requirements

  2. Product Knowledge
    • Automatic Bypass Valves
    • Backflow Protection
    • Drains (main/sectional/auxiliary)
    • Fire Department connections
    • Fire protection valves and trim components
    • Fire pumps and components
    • Hangers and pipe and tube supports
    • Initiating devices
    • Manufacturer’s instructions
    • Pipe, tube and fittings
    • Pressure regulating device
    • Pressure relief valve
    • Sprinklers
    • Water flow alarms
    • Water Supply (public/private)

  3. Test Equipment
    • Electrical test equipment
    • Flow meter
    • Flow testing equipment
    • Gauges
    • Hoses
    • Hydrometer
    • Hydrostatic pump
    • Infrared thermometer
    • PPE (personal protective equipment)
    • Refractometer
    • Tachometer

  4. Fire Protection Systems
    • Anti-freeze systems
    • Circulating closed-loop sprinkler system
    • Combined dry pipe-preaction sprinkler system
    • Deluge systems
    • Dry Systems
    • Fire Pump systems
    • Preaction systems
    • Proprietary systems
    • Standpipe systems
    • Tri water systems
    • Water based foam systems
    • Water mist systems
    • Water supply systems
    • Wet Systems

  5. General Knowledge
    • Alarm devices
    • Area of coverage
    • Clearances
    • Drains
    • Expansion tanks
    • Fire dynamics and heat transfer
    • Flow and pressure demands
    • Flow switches
    • Heat sources
    • Impact of building or system modifications
    • Occupancy hazard classifications
    • Pressure alarms
    • Stand pipe outlets
    • Storage commodity classifications
    • Valve supervisory devices
    • Water hammer

  6. Inspection and Testing
    • Annual inspections
    • Antifreeze solution test
    • Component inspections
    • Fire pump tests
    • Full-flow tests
    • Full-flow trip tests
    • Inspection of fire department connections
    • Low pressure alarm tests
    • Main drain test
    • Obstruction investigations
    • Standpipe tests
    • System inspections

  7. Maintenance
    • Air compressor maintenance
    • O S & Y valve maintenance
    • Pump maintenance
    • Replacement of paper or cellophane bags (sprinklers in spray rooms)

  8. Documenting and Recording
    • Deficiencies
    • Evaluations
    • Manufacturer’s instructions and specifications
    • Notices
    • Recommendations
    • Required drawings and plans
    • Required forms

  9. Terminology



I verify that the above mentioned instructional objectives have been covered in my course of instruction.