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MSYS 3070 - Sprinkler Systems Design 1

Mechanical Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Covers fundamentals and applications of sprinkler systems in fire protection. Includes overview of fire protection sprinkler and standpipe systems, building codes, local building bylaws, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Students learn how to design sprinkler systems and selection of materials and components per NFPA 13 and 14 standards and to perform manual and computer-aided hydraulic load calculations for sprinkler systems. Examples of design and development of sprinkler system layout for buildings will be reviewed.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 45106

Sat Oct 13 - Sat Nov 24 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 13 - Nov 24 Sat 09:00 - 15:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 1920


Boris Turishev

Course Outline




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe different types of fire sprinkler systems and components.
  • Define 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 in accordance with NFPA 13, 13R and 13D standards.
  • Design standpipe and hose systems in accordance with NFPA 14.
  • Design common sprinkler systems for office, residential, and retail occupancies.
  • Perform manual and computer-aided hydraulic load calculations.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

MSYS 3070 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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