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Speaker: Tim Gleich – BWA South Co., Representing Zurn Wilkins
Topic: An applications/installation review for Double Check, Double Detector Check and Reduced Pressure backflow units
Speaker - Mike Nagy - FireFlex Systems
Topic: Vactec - Integrated Vacuum Fire Protection Systems. This vacuum technology provides inherent corrosion inhibiting capability by removing oxygen and moisture from the piping network.
Danielle Purewal – Radix Wire & Cable – Business Unit Manager, Fire Protection Products.
Topic: Two Hour Fire Rated Products For Pathway Survivability Requirements
Bryan Berkley – Viking Corporation – Business Development
Bryan will discuss 1) Advantages of using Attic Sprinklers over Standard Spray Sprinklers, 2) Challenges of combustible interstitial space fires and how to provide protection for them, 3) The necessity of using Institutional Sprinklers, 4) How Window Sprinklers allow for architectural freedom in building design, 5) Challenges of ever-increasing storage heights and the sprinklers that address them.
Additionally, there will be a check presentation to the OSU and NCH Burn Center Units.
Lainey Liotta – Sr. Fire Protection Market Manager
Lubrizol – A Berkshire Hathaway Company
Lainey will be discussing UL Listed Antifreeze for Fire Protection Systems and the importance of the Sept 30, 2022, NFPA compliance deadline for all existing and newly constructed antifreeze sprinkler systems.
Firefighting Foams and the Transition to Non-fluorinated Foams
Dewey Morrison, Business Development Manager, Foam Products North America, Johnson Controls
Chip Updyke, Chief of Elevator Section, Ohio Department of Commerce
Danger of Lithium-Ion Batteries
William Sudah, Honeywell Xtralis
Mr. Sudah will be discussing how to prevent thermal runaway with proper advanced detection, and why conventional gas detection practices are ineffective in thermal runaway prevention.
March 11, 2020
Speaker: Johnathan Carl – Application Engineer – Victaulic
Johnathan will be discussing the ins and outs of pressure reducing valves and pressure relief valves. He will be covering the types, setups, testing, and design criteria.
January 8, 2020
Speaker: Rob Lloyd – Piping System Consultant – The Lubrizol Corporation
Rob will be covering code items/considerations primarily focused on antifreeze applications. He will also be discussing product offerings that will be available in the near future for antifreeze applications
November 13, 2019
Speaker: John Sather – Regional Sales Manager – Quam Nichols Company
John will be discussing mass notification methods and requirements and how Quam’s new product offering can help with mass notification design and installation.
Also-Representatives from both OSU and NCH will be in attendance for the formal check presentation from the funds raised at the annual Burn Center Outing.
May 8, 2019
Speaker: Bryan Berkley – Business Development – Viking Special Hazards
Bryan will discuss the current and new sprinkler heads relating to Storage Protection Applications.
January 9th, 2019
Jim McHugh – President – AGF Manufacturing, Inc.
Jim will be discussing corrosion detection, monitoring and prevention products, as they pertain to current NFPA codes.
November 14, 2018
Speaker: Ron Lowery – Regional Manager – Hazard Control Technologies, Inc.
Ron is an Encapsulator Technology Specialist. Ron will be discussing Encapsulator Technology as covered under NFPA 18A and it’s use for various classes of high hazards such as Class D Metals, Lithium Ion Batteries and Class A & Class B 3 dimensional applications which foams are not suitable for.
September 12, 2018
Speaker: Jeffrey Kockelek – CEO Engineered Corrosion Solutions
Using nitrogen inerting technology for corrosion control in sprinkler systems.
September 13, 2017
Speaker: Brad LaSance – Local Territorial Business Development Manager Victaulic Fire
Topic: 1” IGS Groove System I will be discussing the topic of The Corrosion Resistance Ratio or CRR. Things I will discuss include: What it is. Why it matters. What the difference is between 1" schedule 40 threaded and 1" schedule 10 roll grooved. What the benefits are as applied to engineers as well as owners and contractors.