Understanding High Pile Storage Utilizing NFPA 13
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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
10:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT
Understanding High Pile Storage Utilizing NFPA 13
Presented by Randy Scovill
- What is high pile storage? (NFPA 13 definitions)
- Storage heights and requirements
- Commodity Classifications (NFPA 13)
- In-rack storage VS. ESFR systems
- Third Party Consultants (PE/FPE) to determine system requirements
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4.0 HSW CE Hours
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0.4 CEUs (Fire)**
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Randy ScovillFire Plan Review, Inspector
Randy Scovill has more than 15 years of experience in the fire protection industry. He started out as a pipe fitter and went to community college to learn AutoCAD to perform fire sprinkler system design and hydraulic calculations. Mr. Scovill has designed, installed, and serviced residential, commercial, and industrial fire protection systems. This includes ground up buildings, tenant improvements, retrofits, and additions.
During his time as a pipe fitter and designer he obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture (Woodbury University) and master’s degree in architecture (Columbia University). Most recently, Mr. Scovill was the Fire Plan Checker and Inspector for Redondo Beach, CA and he is currently a Campus Fire Marshal for the California State University Office of the Chancellor, Office of Fire Safety.
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Course Title: Understanding High Pile Storage Utilizing NFPA 13
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This four-hour course provides an analysis of high pile storage design and safety requirements based on NFPA 13. The course will explain what high pile storage is, discuss storage heights and requirements, explore commodity classifications, and compare storage systems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the NFPA 13 definition of high pile storage.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand storage height and requirements for high pile storage.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explore NFPA 13’s Commodity Classifications and determine the class of commodity.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate between and compare in-rack storage and ESFR systems in high pile storage.
LUs: 4.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2026
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