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Premium Webinar Series: System Reliability

This series will explain what system reliability means as applied to fire protection engineer and will also summarize practical approaches for modeling fire protection features and how they can be incorporated in the fire risk assessment. It will also provide an overview of elements of corrosion and ITM that can impact the system reliability for fire sprinkler systems. The series will conclude with a live panel discussion of all presenters.

Live Webinar Presentations included in the System Reliability series:

1) Date: Wednesday, December 1, Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST

  • Presenter: Ken Dungan, PE
  • Presentation Title: Fire Protection System Reliability
This session will explain what system reliability means as applied to fire protection engineer. It will identify when and why reliability is important to fire protection engineers. It will outline the design considerations for achieving the desired level of reliability. It will also discuss optimizing inspection, testing and inspection to achieve and maintain designed levels of reliability.

2) Date: Friday, December 3, Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Presenter: Francisco Joglar
  • Presentation Title: Practical Implementation of Reliability and System Reliability in Fire Risk Assessment
As a performance-based tool, fire risk assessment needs to include considerations of fire protection features design and installed to mitigate the identified fire hazards.These fire protection features are often represented in the assessment using reliability and system reliability techniques.This webinar summarizes practical approaches for modeling fire protection features and described how they can be incorporated in the fire risk assessment.

3) Date: Wednesday, December 8, Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Presenter: Virginia Charter
  • Presentation Title: System Reliability in Practice: Sprinkler Systems, ITM, and Corrosion
There is an expectation from the public that installed fire protection systems, whether passive or active systems, will work should the need arise.This includes automatic sprinkler systems.Corrosion is a common issue that can cause these systems to fail.Studying corrosion through comparing common systems and components and the impact of NFPA 25 inspection, testing, and maintenance will help the industry understand what is best to specify for design and install.This webinar will provide an overview of an ongoing long-term corrosion experiment in addition to understanding the elements of corrosion and ITM that can impact the system reliability for fire sprinkler systems.

4) Date: Friday, December 10, Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Moderator: Jack Poole, PE, FSFPE, 2021 SFPE President
Panelists: Ken Dungan, PE, Franscisco Joglar, Virginia Charter
Presentation Title: System Reliability Power Hour

Note: All webinar events will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing within 24-48 hours.