Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FIRE 231 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems Design I

(R and TP/SS only)

Prepares students to explain, design, and draw basic automatic sprinkler alarm systems in accordance with nationally accepted standards. Emphasis on formulas, calculations and layout of residential sprinkler systems. PREREQUISITE(S): FIRE 120  and FIRE 201  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly FS 231.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Arrange and lay out the common equipment used in the sprinkler field.
  • Calculate the water supply necessary for proper operation of the system designed.
  • Design a residential system with proper pipe size, hanger placement, tenting and attachments.
  • Explain and use the basic math skills necessary to size, shape and flow of water system.
  • Explain the rules of ethics and operation for the installation of a alarm systems.
  • Identify the proper system for the occupancy of the building.
  • Identify the types of sprinkler systems.

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