August Lunch Meeting

August 01, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Sierra Gold
6515 S. Jones Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118

The Southern Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers meets on Thursday, August 1, at Sierra Gold on 6615 S. Jones Road (NWC of I-215 and Jones).  The meeting time will be from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Please join us at 11:45am for networking.

We are pleased to introduce Mr. Jeff Kochelek, with Engineered Corrosion Solutions. Jeff will be presenting on the Corrosion Risk in Automatic Fire Sprinklers. The presentation topics are as follows: 

Evolution of the Corrosion Requirements from Industry Governing Bodies

  • NFPA 13 – wet system vent requirements for corrosion mitigation.
  • UFC/GSA – no galvanized pipe, nitrogen generators on all dry and pre-action.
  • New C Factor benefit for using nitrogen generators on dry and pre-action systems in DoD facilities (UFC update March 2018)
  • FM Global – new corrosion data sheet 2-1, strong endorsement of nitrogen for pressure maintenance on all dry and pre-action systems, nitrogen generators at FM training centers


Benefits of Using Automatic Air Vents on Wet Pipe Systems

  • Why automatic venting of the trapped air works so well to prevent corrosion
  • Effective placement of automatic venting devices on the sprinkler piping
  • Differences in commercially available wet pipe vent designs


Nitrogen Inerting for Dry and Pre-action Fire Sprinkler Systems

  • Evolution of nitrogen generator design for dry and pre-action fire sprinkler systems
  • Why “Fill and Purge” breathing is so important to controlling oxygen corrosion
  • Why dry pipe vent design and vent location are critical to controlling corrosion
  • Wall mounted nitrogen generators – plug and play simplicity
  • Case Histories – 10 years of successful installations


Nitrogen Inerting for Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems

  • Fill and Purge Breathing to completely remove oxygen from the piping
  • Trend toward using nitrogen generators on-site as “plant” nitrogen for wet pipe nitrogen inerting on larger properties
  • 6MM sq ft mall, Big Box Retailer, Mission Critical Manufacturing, Large Warehouse
  • Case Histories – 10 years of successful installations


Using FM Approved Nitrogen Generators as Replacement for Dry Air PacTM in Cold Storage

  • Nitrogen generators produce very dry gas (-70oF dewpoint)
  • Nitrogen generators easier to install and commission, less maintenance, lower purchase cost,
  • lower operating costs, also provide corrosion control
  • Case Histories – 2 years of successful installation


Our monthly meetings include time to meet and socialize with our chapter members and guests as well as listen to a variety of presentations on Fire Protection during lunch. Our meetings usually start just before noon and last about an hour. The cost for lunch is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 31 

We look forward to seeing you there!



James Taylor, P.E.

SFPE Southern Nevada Chapter President


$25.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Non-Member Registration