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The following is the Annual Report as prepared by Jerry Vuoso, President of the Mid-South Chapter of the SFPE, presented to the chapter in November, 2015.   Chapter Meetings:   This year we again had many rewarding chapter meetings covering many topics. The following is a list of meeting topics and speakers:     January 20 – Meeting canceled due to lack of speake February 24 - Dan Burton, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Potter Electric Signal Co., “Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems March 17 – Jerry Vuoso, Sr. Property Protection Engineer, International Paper, “Review of Some Basic Sprinkler Hydraulics April 21…
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To All,   Rick Boisclair, VP – Suppression Products with Hochiki America Corporation will be with us during our May meeting discussing Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems.  During his presentation he will be providing information on the technology and the application of these type systems and will review portions of NFPA 2010 “Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems”   See the meeting notice attached. Please plan on attending this monthly meeting and bring a colleague.   Our web site is where we post all of the chapter events and information.  Please make sure you visit this site frequently and inform others…
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Speaker – Dan Burton, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Potter Electric Signal Co. Topic – Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems Location – Benjamin Hooks Central Library                    3030 Poplar Ave.                   Memphis, TN 38111 Meeting Called to Order – 3:00 PM Meeting Adjourned – 4:15 PM     Dan provided an overview of the causes of internal sprinkler pipe corrosion and some mitigation techniques presented by Potter Electric Signal Company.       Internal pipe corrosion is caused by a number of conditions found in sprinkler piping dependent on the type of sprinkler system and piping material.  The effects of…
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Speakers: Jerry Vuoso, PE, Sr. Property Protection Engineer, International Paper Topic: Paper Making and Fire Risk and Protection Location: Benjamin Hooks Central Library 3030 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111 Meeting Called to Order: 3:05 PM Meeting Adjourned: 4:45 PM Jerry Vuoso provided an overview of the fire risks associated with the production of paper and paper products primarily in the major mill setting. In his presentation he provided a summary of the production processes and equipment in the major areas of a paper mill including the woodyard, pulp mill, power and recovery area, paper mill and finishing and shipping areas. Within each area…
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  February 15, 2011 Meeting Minutes Speakers – Bob Reightler, Territory Manager Engineered Systems, Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products Dale Kent, Manger, Key Accounts, 3M Electronics Topic – Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems Location – Benjamin Hooks Central Library 3030 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111 Meeting Called to Order – 3:05 PM Meeting Adjourned – 4:30 PM Bob provided a timeline of development and issues related to gaseous fire suppression agents starting in the 1950’s to the present time. Halon was a favorite gas in the early years and then started to be phased out due to environmental concerns. Alternative…
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  Speakers – Michael Clowdus, Ansul Foam Systems Manager, Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products Topic – Foam Fire Suppression Systems Location – Benjamin Hooks Central Library 3030 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111 Meeting Called to Order – 3:05 PM Meeting Adjourned – 4:10 PM 1. Michael covered several areas including: a. Low Expansion foam – 10 to 20 PPM b. Medium Expansion Foam 20 to 40 PPM c. High Expansion Foam – over 40 PPM. 2. Ansul products can be used for “Green Projects” 3. Ansul products are considered as “Slight Health Hazards”. 4. Foams are tested for “Fish…
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  JmeUNE 21, 2011 Meeting Minutes Speakers – Dr. Heejin J. Park, President, Flonomix, Inc Topic – Computational Fluid Dynamics Location – Benjamin Hooks Central Library 3030 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111 Meeting Called to Order – 3:05 PM Meeting Adjourned – 4:30 PM Dr. Parks presentation included a discussion of the fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and how it relates specifically to Fire Smoke Management predictions and modeling. CFD techniques are used to solve fluid flow and heat transfer problems using small volumes within a large space to determine the characteristics which are to be determined. The fire…
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  Speakers – Brad Chafin, VP Operations Topic – High Expansion Foam Applications in Aircraft Hangers Location – Benjamin Hooks Central Library 3030 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111 Meeting Called to Order – 3:05 PM Meeting Adjourned – 4:15 PM Brad provided an informative look into the design process and concepts used in a recent project to provide fire protection for the new National Guard aircraft hanger at Memphis International Airport. The requirements were to meet the architect’s criteria as well as meeting the military design and foam application requirements. The objective was to provide foam coverage under the profile…
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