Hybrid Fire Protection Systems and New NFPA Standards


Hybrid Fire Protection Systems are a technology that is becoming an established solution in Information Technology, Power, and Industrial applications and is gaining acceptance for protecting other high value assets. Using hybrid media, a combination of atomized water and inert gas, to extinguish fires, these systems provide the fire protection engineer an option to address concerns with life safety, limited water supply, room integrity, costly cleanup and potentially damaging water run-off. 

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this presentation are to provide attendees with a basic understanding of how hybrid fire extinguishing systems operate and extinguish fires, how to recognize potential applications for hybrid fire extinguishing systems, and an overview of the standards that are developed or are being developed to cover hybrid fire extinguishing systems.

steven owens - victaulic

Steven Owens is an Application Engineer in Victaulic’s Fire Suppression Technology Group. In his role at Victaulic, Steve is responsible for Applications Engineering and Testing of the Victaulic Vortex Hybrid Fire Extinguishing System. Steve has developed many of the application tools, training, and installation guidance for the Victaulic Vortex System and has extensive experience in system verification and testing in the field. Steve also contributes to development of the NFPA 770 standard for Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems as a member of several task groups within the committee. Steve holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Temple University and has over 31 years of experience in piping systems design.

Start Time:  1:00 pm

End Time:  2:00 pm

Number of CPDs:  1.00

Room:  Cliffside A

Track: Fire Sprinkler

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