This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of sprinkler and standpipe design in fire protection, with a focus on the application of the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. The course covers an overview of the different types of fire sprinkler and standpipe systems and their basic components. Students will learn how to select materials and components according to the NFPA 13 standard. The course also provides students with an understanding of the hydraulics for automatic sprinkler systems, including how to perform manual hydraulic demand calculations in accordance with the NFPA 13 standard.
- MSYS 2050 is recommended
Below is one offering of MSYS 3070 for the Fall 2023 term.
Tue Sep 19 - Thu Oct 19 (5 weeks)
- 5 weeks
- CRN 45106
Class meeting times
|Sep 19 - Oct 19||Tue, Thu||18:30 - 21:30||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
PLEASE NOTE: This course will be delivered in an ONLINE format. Details will be provided shortly. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe different types of fire sprinkler systems and components.
- List the applicable building code and bylaw requirements for fire sprinkler and standpipes systems.
- Analyze buildings and occupancies in order to determine the minimum sprinkler design criteria.
- Design standpipe and hose systems in accordance with NFPA 14.
- Perform manual hydraulic load calculations.
Effective as of Winter 2023
Sprinkler Systems Design 1 (MSYS 3070) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
- Mechanical Systems
Associate Certificate Part-time
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