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Events organized for the BC Chapter of SFPE

Chapter Meeting: Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation BC Sheet Metal Association (SMACNA-BC)

Presented by: Bruce Sychuk, Executive Director of the BC Sheet Metal Association (SMACNA-BC) This presentation will cover the SMACNA manual; “Fire Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC Systems” (2002) Some of the topics that will be covered are: [list] [*] Contractor Qualifications [*] Applications, Plan & Specification responsibilities [*] Guidelines for proper Installations and sealing of Fire, Fire/Smoke dampers [*] Maintenance & inspection [/list] Note: “HVAC Duct Systems Inspection Guide Manual” (2006) will be provided by SMACNA-BC free of charge to all attendees. The list price(s) of this manual is $168 / $118 plus applicable taxes.
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BC SFPE Meeting Topic: Hybrid Water Mist Systems

Timothy Carman of Tyco Fire Suppression will give us a presentation on the new AUQASONIC hybrid water mist that uses nitrogen to atomize and discharge the water mist into the protected space. The presentation will review the basic fire principles of water mist, the appropriate uses and risks best protected with water mist, and will cover the technical details of the Auqasonic system.

When: September 29, 2008 Dinner @ 6PM Presentation @ 7PM

Where: Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 1132 E Hastings Lots of Parking on site

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Marioff Hi-Fog Water Mist

Victor Gameiro and Allan Rhodes of Marioff will be presenting at the Dinner meeting on October 29, 2007. The topic of discussion will be the "Recent Advances in High Pressure Water Mist Technology" the presentation will include aircraft hangar, data room, tunnel, bio-tech, airport, metro, hydroelectric, outdoor transformer and remote location applications / installations. We will cover data from European tunnel testing program.

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Fire Detection Past, Present and Future from the European Perspective

The session will be presented by Andrew Brink of Siemens. He will give background on the first Cerberus smoke detectors and the evolution of the high voltage detection; the present state of the art of fire detection; and the future advances in Fire Detection being developed in Europe.

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Gypsum Board Firewalls and Annual General Meeting

The new BC Building Code now allows materials of “other” than concrete or masonry in a 2 h firewall. Kim Tompkins, CTR, the Architectural Sales Manager for Western Canada will be presenting Georgia Pacific Corporation’s 2 Hour Gypsum Firewall assembly. Kim will be providing an overview of the system, a tutorial on the installation and showing a recent installation in the field. Kim is the Past President of BC Building Envelope Council, Past President of the BC Wall and Ceiling Association, and is Chair of the upcoming Construction Specification Canada National Conference being held in May 2007.

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