Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en Issue 95 - Changes to NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2015 Edition http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-95-changes-nfpa-101-life-safety-code-2015-edition <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/11/SFPEweb.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><strong>Changes to NFPA 101</strong><strong><sup>&reg;</sup>, Life Safety Code<sup>&reg;</sup>, 2015 Edition</strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>Kristin Bigda, P.E., Senior Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA</em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-95-changes-nfpa-101-life-safety-code-2015-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:34:22 +0000 7671 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 94 - Intelligibility Requirements of NFPA 72 – Dispelling the Myths http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-94-intelligibility-requirements-nfpa-72-dispelling-myths <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/11/SFPEweb.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><strong>Intelligibility Requirements of NFPA 72 &ndash; Dispelling the Myths</strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>Ray Grill, P.E., FSFPE, Principal, ARUP</em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-94-intelligibility-requirements-nfpa-72-dispelling-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:50:35 +0000 7631 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 93 - Maintaining Sprinkler Systems As They Age http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-93-maintaining-sprinkler-systems-they-age <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/08/ETlogoSFPE_v3small.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Issue 93 &ndash; November 2014 </strong></p> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <hr noshade="noshade" /> <p align="center"><strong>Maintaining Sprinkler Systems As They Age</strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>William E. Koffel, P.E., FSFPE, President, Koffel Associates, Inc.</em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-93-maintaining-sprinkler-systems-they-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:37:48 +0000 7621 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Many Scholarships Available for Fire Protection Engineering Students Go Unclaimed http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/many-scholarships-available-fire-protection-engineering-students-go-unclaimed <div class="node-body article-body">Many SFPE chapters offer scholarships for fire protection engineering students. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/many-scholarships-available-fire-protection-engineering-students-go-unclaimed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/many-scholarships-available-fire-protection-engineering-students-go-unclaimed#comments content Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:39:00 +0000 7591 at http://magazine.sfpe.org International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering a Huge Success http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/international-master-science-fire-safety-engineering-huge-success <div class="node-body article-body">Going into its fifth year, the International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) program in Europe has become a huge success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/international-master-science-fire-safety-engineering-huge-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/international-master-science-fire-safety-engineering-huge-success#comments content Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:09:00 +0000 7581 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Online Resources Available for Those Interested in Finding Out More http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/online-resources-available-those-interested-finding-out-more <div class="node-body article-body">SFPE provides resources for those who are interested in finding out why fire protection engineering is an exciting and rewarding career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/online-resources-available-those-interested-finding-out-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/online-resources-available-those-interested-finding-out-more#comments content Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:05:00 +0000 7571 at http://magazine.sfpe.org SFPE Global Student Chapters Enhance the College Experience http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/sfpe-global-student-chapters-enhance-college-experience <div class="node-body article-body">SFPE student chapters are located throughout the world on college campuses that offer fire protection programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/sfpe-global-student-chapters-enhance-college-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/sfpe-global-student-chapters-enhance-college-experience#comments content Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:53:00 +0000 7561 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Facing The Future http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/facing-future <div class="field-byline"> Casey C. Grant, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="field-deck"> Alternative Energy and Fire Protection Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alternative Energy and Fire Protection Engineering </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/facing-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/facing-future#comments content Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:39:00 +0000 7551 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPEs Have Diverse Career Options http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fpes-have-diverse-career-options <div class="field-byline"> Shawn Cai, P.E., Bruce Campbell, &amp; David Young, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fire protection engineering is a unique profession that focuses on protecting people, property and the environment from fire.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fpes-have-diverse-career-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fpes-have-diverse-career-options#comments content Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:35:00 +0000 7541 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE Salaries Remain Strong http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fpe-salaries-remain-strong <div class="node-body article-body">Highlights from the 2014 SFPE Compensation Survey</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fpe-salaries-remain-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fpe-salaries-remain-strong#comments content Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:22:00 +0000 7531 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Decision Time http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/decision-time <div class="field-deck"> 3 Fire Protection Engineers Tell Their Stories of How They Chose to Become Fire Protection Engineers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3 Fire Protection Engineers Tell Their Stories of How They Chose to Become Fire Protection Engineers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/decision-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/decision-time#comments content Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:11:00 +0000 7521 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Careers in Fire Protection Engineering 2014 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2014-11-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>How I Became a Fire Protection Engineer</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 +0000 7611 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FyreWrap® DPS Insulation for Dryer Ducts and Plenums http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-and-plenums <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Unifrax FyreWrap&reg; DPS Insulation is a high-temperature insulation blanket specifically designed, UL tested and certified to provide a single layer, one-hour-rated flexible enclosure around dryer exhaust ductwork and residential kitchen exhausts. It also provides code-compliant fire protection for combustible items, such as plastic pipes, by preventing flame propagation and smoke development in the plenum area.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-and-plenums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-and-plenums#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:40:00 +0000 7501 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Internal Pipe Obstruction and Integrity Evaluation: A New Approach http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/internal-pipe-obstruction-and-integrity-evaluation-new-approach <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Even though pipe failure can be operationally crippling and potentially life threatening, there are no convenient or effective ways to accurately and comprehensively detect and map the severity of internal pipe integrity issues. Mitigation techniques often seem ineffective, largely because of the blind shotgun approach to system repair. Steps taken are often misapplied due to insufficient knowledge, and therefore have less effective results. Imagine taking an aspirin as the cure for everything: headache, stomach flu, diabetes, cancer, etc. Sometimes it helps, but often not.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/internal-pipe-obstruction-and-integrity-evaluation-new-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/internal-pipe-obstruction-and-integrity-evaluation-new-approach#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:38:00 +0000 7491 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Sprinkler Performance Utilizing SOLBERG® RE-HEALING™ Flourine-Free Foam http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-sprinkler-performance-utilizing-solberg-re-healing-flourine-free-foam <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In today&rsquo;s industrial market sector, which utilizes fire fighting foam, it has been stated repeatedly for several years that while fluorine-free foams may garner some level of market acceptance, this type of foam concentrate is not capable of achieving the same level of fire fighting performance as their fluorinated counterparts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-sprinkler-performance-utilizing-solberg-re-healing-flourine-free-foam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-sprinkler-performance-utilizing-solberg-re-healing-flourine-free-foam#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:36:00 +0000 7481 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Potter Electric Studies Effects of Using Nitrogen Gas in Fire Suppresion Systems http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppresion-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Internal corrosion of dry and preaction fire suppression systems is a growing concern for the fire sprinkler industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppresion-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppresion-systems#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:33:00 +0000 7471 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Brainteaser http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-51 <div class="node-body article-body">A merchant can place 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes into a carton for shipping. In one shipment, the merchant sent a total of 104 boxes. If there are more large boxes than small boxes, and at least one carton of small boxes, how many cartons did the merchant ship?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-51" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-51#comments Brainteaser Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:31:00 +0000 7461 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-33 <div class="field-deck"> New Public Service Announcements Promote Campus Fire Safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New Public Service Announcements Promote Campus Fire Safety</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-33" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-33#comments Flashpoints Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:29:00 +0000 7451 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-32 <div class="field-deck"> DiNenno Prize to Recognize Contributions to Fire Safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DiNenno Prize to Recognize Contributions to Fire Safety</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-32" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-32#comments Flashpoints Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:28:00 +0000 7441 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-47 <div class="field-byline"> Chief George Healy </div> <div class="field-deck"> A Successful Partnership Between the Fire Service and Fire Protection Engineers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Successful Partnership Between the Fire Service and Fire Protection Engineers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-47" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-47#comments Viewpoint Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:25:00 +0000 7431 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Director http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-49 <div class="field-deck"> So Long </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So Long</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-49#comments From the Technical Director Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:22:00 +0000 7421 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Effectiveness and Reliability of Fire Protection Systems http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/effectiveness-and-reliability-fire-protection-systems <div class="field-byline"> James A. Milke, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An overview of recent reliability data collected on both active and passive systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/effectiveness-and-reliability-fire-protection-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/effectiveness-and-reliability-fire-protection-systems#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:16:00 +0000 7411 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Modeling for the Fire Research, Fire Protection, and Fire Service Communities http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-modeling-fire-research-fire-protection-and-fire-service-communities <div class="field-byline"> Kevin McGrattan, Ph.D., Randall McDermott, Ph.D., Glenn Forney, Ph.D., Kristopher Overholt, Ph.D., Craig Weinschenk, Ph.D. (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Jason Floyd, Ph.D. (Hughes Associates, Inc.) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How the most recent version of the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) would be applied in three different scenarios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-modeling-fire-research-fire-protection-and-fire-service-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-modeling-fire-research-fire-protection-and-fire-service-communities#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:11:00 +0000 7401 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Preplanning http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/preplanning <div class="field-byline"> Greg Jakubowski, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A look at how preplans for fire-life safety can be used most effectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/preplanning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/preplanning#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:08:00 +0000 7391 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Roundtable of Fire Protection Engineers Who Work in the Fire Service http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/roundtable-fire-protection-engineers-who-work-fire-service <div class="field-byline"> Facilitated by Gavin Horn, Ph.D. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A conversation about the roles, opportunities, and challenges that FPEs face, with a glimpse into their vision for the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/roundtable-fire-protection-engineers-who-work-fire-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/roundtable-fire-protection-engineers-who-work-fire-service#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 7381 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE 4th Quarter 2014 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2014-10-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Roundtable of Fire Protection Engineers Who Work in the Fire Service</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 7371 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 92 - Fire Concerns with Roof-Mounted Solar Panels http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-92-fire-concerns-roof-mounted-solar-panels <div class="node-body page-body">As companies look to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, many are turning toward rooftop photovoltaic (PV) power systems, or solar panels, as a source of renewable, clean energy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-92-fire-concerns-roof-mounted-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:06:34 +0000 7321 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 91 - NFPA 3 & 4 – What’s New? http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-91-nfpa-3-4-what-s-new <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss the NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 standards related to fire protection and life safety systems (FP&LS).</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-91-nfpa-3-4-what-s-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:16:09 +0000 7311 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 90 - The Case For Licensing of Fire Safety Engineers In Australia http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-90-case-licensing-fire-safety-engineers-australia <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss licensing of fire safety engineers in Australia.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-90-case-licensing-fire-safety-engineers-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:55:27 +0000 7301 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 89 - Applying Reliability Based Decision Making to ITM Frequency http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-89-applying-reliability-based-decision-making-itm-frequency <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/ETlogoSFPE_v3.png" width="728" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-89-applying-reliability-based-decision-making-itm-frequency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:08:54 +0000 7291 at http://magazine.sfpe.org