November 15, 2019 NCN-SFPE Meeting and Luncheon

Friday, Nov-15-2019 11:30 AM-Friday, Nov-15-2019 01:30 PM
Hayward Fire Department
777 B Street, Hayward, 94541, CA, United States
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Please join us on November 15th, 2019 for the meeting and luncheon.

Prescriptive vs. Performance-Based Protection With Sprinklers - What is the Real Value? Lessons from Full Scale Fire Testing

Leonard (Len) Ramo, Telgian Engineering and Consulting

Hayward Fire Department

777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541

(right across the street from Hayward BART)

We usually think that solid shelves, blocked flues, aisle storage, lighting obstructions and K5.6 sprinklers are all bad?  Well, maybe not.  This presentation will explore lessons learned through full scale fire testing directly related to solving real work problems.  We will review large-scale fire testing programs and methods that have been conducted in general accordance with NFPA 13, Chapter 24…Alternative Sprinkler System Designs as well as review the development of sound test programs, testing options, commodity classification, sprinkler technologies and discuss interesting results.  This presentation will encourage ideas related to solving your own situations where prescriptive answers are not always the best option.  

Len is a graduate of Binghamton University (NY) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He has 25 years of fire protection and loss prevention experience.

Len is currently the President of Telgian Engineering and Consulting. He is a registered Fire Protection Engineer throughout the US and Canada and is also a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). Len has been involved in the development, execution, and implementation of large-scale fire test programs for nearly 20 years, and has supported clients throughout the world in creating solutions to challenging and complex problems. Len currently serves as a Principal Member of the Committee on Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, NFPA 22, an Alternate Member of Committee on Life Safety, Mercantile and Business Occupancies, NFPA 101, and an Alternate Member of Committee on Life Safety, Mercantile and Business Occupancies, NFPA 5000.   He is the immediate past president of the Central Gulf Coast chapter of SFPE, recently served on the SPFE 2019 Nominating Committee, and was recently appointed to the SFPE Committee on Outreach and Advocacy (COA).

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10:30am-11:30am       Board Meeting

11:30am                      Check-in & Networking

11:45pm                      Lunch is served

12:00pm - 12:50pm     Presentation

12:50pm - 1:00pm      Open Discussion – “What is happening in the FPE world”

1:00pm                        Program Chair adjourns meeting

Member: $45.00 Non-Member: $50.00 Retired: $35.00

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As always, we look forward to your participation and attendance at this month’s Chapter event.