NFPA 25 and the Electric Fire Pump Controller Hazards in TIA 25-17-2


This presentation will explain emergency changes made to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25 because of the potential safety hazards from a phenomenon known as arc flash that occurs when opening up an energized electric fire pump controller. There are also similar TIAs for the 2011 and 2014 editions of NFPA 25 which covers most of the adopted editions. These changes affect both NFPA 25 and NFPA 72 inspectors and technicians.

Learning Objectives

The attendee will come away with a better knowledge of arc flash and the potential safety hazard that exists when opening energized electric fire pump controllers. Changes to three editions of NFPA 25 will be understood and the impact they have on inspecting and testing electric fire pumps.

terry victor - jci / grinnell fire protection solutions

Terry Victor, Senior Manager of Industry Relations at JCI/Grinnell Fire Protection Solutions has over 45 years of technical experience in the fire sprinkler industry. He is NICET certified Level IV in Water Based Systems Layout and Special Hazards Systems Layout. He serves on various industry boards and committees, is a member of the CFSI National Advisory Committee and the AFAA Codes and Standards Committee.

He is JCI/Grinnell’s representative on the NFSA Board of Directors, is the past chairman of the NFSA Engineering & Standards Committee, and is the current chairman of the NFSA ITM Committee. He is the JCI Regional Coordinator for Codes & Standards in the US, is the current chairman of the Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association, and is a member of numerous NFPA technical committees including those for NFPA 3, 4, 13, 13D, 13R, 14, 15, 16, 20, 25, 72, 101, 214, 303, 5000 and the Correlating Committee on Building Codes. He received the NFPA Committee Service Award in 2015 and the NFSA Russell P. Fleming Technical Service Award in 2017.

Start Time:  9:15 am

End Time:  10:15 am

Number of CPDs:  1.00

Room:  Cliffside A

Track: Design

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