Fire Marshal's Association
of Colorado

NFSA: Fire Sprinkler Antifreeze Update + Expert of the Day Highlights

  • November 15, 2019
  • 09:00
  • DFPC - 710 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80215 2nd Floor
  • 0


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Coffee/Social starts at 9 a.m

Training starts at 9:30 a.m

PRESENTATION:  New Antifreeze Fire Sprinkler Technology and other Expert of the Day style TechNote topics

The presentation will cover the following:

  • The history of antifreeze usage in NFPA 13 and related documents,
  • Discussion of antifreeze incidents,
  • Changes to NFPA 13, 13D and 13R regarding antifreeze,
  • NFPA 25 sunset clause,
  • Listed antifreeze, and
  • New developments.

If time permits, Mark will also cover additional industry-related news.

SPEAKER: Mark Hopkins, PE (National Fire Sprinkler Association)

Mark is Vice President of Engineering for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). Mark has both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. Mark routinely writes technical articles and provides informal interpretations of codes and standards.

Mark co-authored the Fire Protection Research Foundation report titled Quantification of Water Flow Data Adjustments for Sprinkler System Design. Mark has also co-authored a report for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the performance of the fire suppression systems in the World Trade Center disaster, NCSTAR 1-4B. Mark was a contributing author to the NFPA 13, 2019 edition handbook.

Mark has experience as a sprinkler fitter, designer and fire protection engineer. Mark is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Mark currently serves as a member on multiple NFPA Technical Committees including, but not limited to NFPA 13, NFPA 20, NFPA 25, NFPA 72, NFPA 101, NFPA 200, NFPA 909, NFPA 914 and NFPA 5000. 

Business Meeting starts after lunch, but no earlier than 12:30 p.m.

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