This Society of Fire Protection Engineers Rocky Mtn. Chapter (SFPE-RMC) meeting may be of interest to FMAC members.
PLEASE see the SFPE-RMC website for registration
Fire Sprinkler Head Failure: Manufacturer Defect vs Installation and Service
A fire sprinkler head fails for no apparent reason and right away the assumption is that the head must have been defective. Insurance companies and experts become involved and opinions begin to fly! Most often other mitigating circumstances contributed to the fire sprinkler head failure, i.e. wrong application, wrong temperature rating, damaged at installation. This presentation is intended to show the attendees some of the common fire sprinkler failure modes and a few not so common failure modes.
Charles B. Sullivan
FIRE MARSHAL'S ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO To Promote and Support Fire and Life Safety through Education, Legislation, and Code Development.