Plumbing and Fire Fighting

Starts on

24th April 2019

Frequency's / Timing

Sat | Mon | Wed / 7PM to 10 PM


30 Hours

This course provides basic design criteria pertinent to the design of Plumbing, Sanitary & Water Based Fire Fighting systems. This course identifies and outlines the types of drainage systems (sanitary and storm water) supply water distribution systems, hot water systems, sprinkler systems, standpipe systems and private hydrant systems, appropriate for your needs, together with the wise system design & energy conservation.

Gain an understanding of the basic principles and code requirements of typical plumbing systems and the ability to design and review plumbing systems. Know how to use calculations in the selection of piping materials and the methods of construction, sizing of piping and equipment, and plumbing fixture selection. Be well prepared to meet the design challenges of the varying types of commercial and institutional projects anticipated in the next decade.

This course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of plumbing systems.

Plumbing Systems Design Module

  •  Introduction, History, Scope, Objective, Building Services
  • Plumbing Codes & Standards -UPC, SPC, NPC, BOCA & IPC
  • Plumbing Scope in a building
  • Role of Plumbing Practitioners
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Appliances – Definitions, Symbols, Supply
  • Installation & Fixture Clearances
  • Water Closet, Lavatory, Bath Tub, Shower Head, Bidet, Urinal
  • Floor Drain, Kitchen Sink, Dish Washer, Waste Food Grinder
  • Drinking Fountain, Laundry Tray, Hose Bib
  • Flushing Systems
  • Water Consumption

  • Fundamentals-Pipe, Tube
  • Pipe Designators – NPS, IPS, NB
  • Pipe Wall Thickness, Schedule, Pipe Weight, Lengths, Grades, Ends
  • Connections in Piping System
  • Pipe Joining Methods (Threaded, Socket-Weld, Butt-Weld, Flanged)
  • Pipe Fittings – Elbows (90° – Long Radius, Short Radius, 45° Bends,Reducing,MITRE)
  • Tee – Equal, Reducing
  • Fabricated – Stub-In, Stub-On
  • Reducers – Concentric, Eccentric, FOT, FOB
  • Couplings, Unions, Plug, Swage
  • Flanges, Configurations, Types
  • Valves – Introduction, Functions, Components, Locations
  • Gate, Globe, Butterfly, Ball, Angle, Check, PRV, Drain, Air Vent, Control Valves
  • Valve Operators, Valve Layout Considerations

  • Introduction, Water, Sources of Water Supply, Requirements
  • Estimating the Total Demand for Water Supply System
  • Water Meter, Types, Sizing, Pressure Drop
  • Water Supply Systems in Buildings – Direct, Over-Head Tank
  • Underground-Overhead, Direct Pumping Systems
  • Water Distribution System in Building-Up-Feed, Down-Feed
  • Types, Sizing Underground & Overhead Tank
  • Booster Pump Requirement • Estimation of Number of Plumbing Fixtures
  • Fixture Units/Demand Units/Loading Units
  • Estimation of Fixture Units, Simultaneous Demand
  • Hunter Curves, Max. Probable Flow • Sizing Water Supply Piping
  • Pressure Drop & Velocity Limitation
  • Pressure Needed in Different Fixtures • Excessive Water Pressure, Water Hamme

  • Hot Water Temperature for Various Services
  • Components of Hot Water Supply System
  • Water Heaters, Types, Storage Tanks
  • Hot Water Distribution Piping System
  • Individual Geysers • Centralized Hot-Water Systems
  • Hot Water Circulation Systems – Up-Feed, Down-Feed, Combined, Inverted
  • Design – Average Hot Water Demand
  • Water Heater Coil Capacity, Storage Tank Capacity

    •  Introduction, Density, Viscosity
    • Pressure-Vapor, Atmospheric, Absolute and Gauge
    •  Static Head, Dynamic Head
    • Flow under Gravity Conditions – Pipes
    •  Open Channels, Flow under Pressure
    •  Coefficient of Roughness, Frictional Loss, Nomo graph
    •  Need for Pumping
    •  Pump Types – Centrifugal, Rotary, Positive Reciprocating
    •  Pump Application – Booster, Circulation, Submersible, Sewage and Sump Pump
    •  Pumping Systems – Direct Boosting, Break-Pressure Tank, Hydro Pneumatic
    •  Pump Characteristics – Capacity, Total Dynamic Head, Efficiency, Power Required
  • Suction, Cavitation, Net Positive Suction Head

  • Introduction, Waste Water-Black Water, Gray Water
  • Planning Layouts, Pipes, Fittings
  • Grouping of Drainage System-Above Ground, Basement, In Ground
  •  Parts -Traps, Vents, Drainage Pipe, Building Drain Pipe, Sewer
  •  System Types – One-pipe, Two-pipe, Single Stack, Soil Stack, Waste Stack
  •  Drainage Fixture Units, Estimation
  •  Sizing-Horizontal Fixture Branches, Stacks
  •  Branch Intervals, Maximum Capacities, Grading (sloping) of Horizontal Pipes
  •  Vent System, Role of Atmospheric Pressure
  •  Types – Wet, Waste Stack, Back-Back, Circuit, Loop, Individual Vent
  •  Sizing and Length
  •  Sewage Basin, Sewage Pump
  •  Types-Submersible, Vertical Lift, Self Priming, Simplex, Duplex
  •  Drawdown Capacity, Circular Basin Capacity, Basin Sizing
  •  Sewage Pump Head Calculations

  • Introduction, Collection, Catchment Areas
  •  Design Considerations- Rain Water Area, Amount of Rainfall
  •  Type of Roof System- Flat Roofs, Sloped Roofs
  •  Catchment Area, Roof Drains
  •  Screening, Gutters, Leader, Horizontal Storm Drain
  •  Sizing, Sloping, Connections

Fire Fighting Systems

  • Requirement, Absolute Safety
  • Classification of Fire Safety Systems
  •  Passive Fire Safety, Active Fire Safety
  •  Fire Detection & Alarm System
  •  Fire Suppression System
  •  Foam, Chemical, Gaseous Systems
  •  Water-Based Systems
  •  Codes & Standards, Organizations
  •  Design and steps for protection

  • Fire Dynamics, Fire Tetrahedron
  • Fire Extinguishing Methods, Fire Extinguishing Agents
  •  Fire Classes, Comparison of Classes
  •  Fire Class & Extinguishing Agent
  •  Types of Extinguishing Agents

  • Introduction
  • Water Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fire Extinguishing Properties, Disadvantages
  •  Building Occupancy Classification
  •  NFPA Standards Related to Fire
  •  Sprinkler Head Construction, Temperature Ratings, Configurations, Types
  • Sprinkler System Description, Types, Components

  • Description, Riser, Feed Main, Cross Main, Branch Line
  • Typical Piping Layouts – Grid, Loop, Tree
  •  Hazard Classification- Light, Ordinary, Extra, Special
  •  Floor Area Limitation
  •  Protection Area of Sprinkler
  •  Spacing, Location
  •  Sprinkler Pipe Sizing – Pipe Schedule Method

  • Sprinkler Piping pressure, Material, Piping Joints, Wall thickness
  •  Sprinkler Head K-Factor
  •  Basic Design Circuit
  •  Sprinkler Density Requirement
  •  Hydraulic Analysis, Design Density
  •  Area/Density Curves, Flow Adjustments
  •  Riser Detail
  •  Hazen-Williams Formula for Friction Loss
  •  Sprinkler System Water Supplies

  • Introduction- Hose Connection, Valve, Nozzle
  • Hose Storage Devices, Hose Station
  •  Combined Standpipe and Sprinkler System
  •  Standpipe Classes – Class I, Class II, Class III
  •  Fire Department Connection
  •  Standpipe Classification – Automatic, Semi-Automatic, Manual
  •  Standpipe Types – Dry, Wet
  •  Requirements, System Zoning, System Demand
    1.  System Design – Location, Number, Interconnection, Minimum Size
    2.  Pressure Limitation, Supply and Flow Rates
    3.  Fire Tank Sizing
    4.  Hydraulic Calculation Procedure
    5.  Drains and Test Riser

  • Introduction
  • Types – Wall, Wet Barrel, Frost-proof, Monitor Nozzle Hydrant
  •  System Design – Number, Size, Arrangement, Location
  • Flow Indicators, Body Color

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