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Meeting Minutes - January 2010

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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
of the aircraft as well as total hanger floor area coverage within specified
times and under specific coverage depths. The challenge was to meet both
group requirements and provide full coverage. Brad discussed the design
process and approach the design team took. He provided the alternative
approaches that were considered and provided a summary of the final system
design. Acceptance test videos were shown which provided a great view of
the operation of a High Expansion Foam system. Ultimately the system was
proven to meet the design criteria and tests were approved by the project
team.
For additional information the Brad’s contact information is as follows:
Brad Chafin
VP Operations
Security Fire Protection
4495 Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38141
Phone – (901) 362-6250
E-Mail – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Chapter would like to extend many thanks to Brad for providing an
informative and interesting presentation.
Chapter Business –
Jerry Vuoso introduced the new chapter officers for 2010. They are
Jerry Vuoso, President
Sheldon Dacus. Vice President
Alan Otts, Secretary
Majid Hatamzadeh, Treasurer and Immediate Past President
Jerry discussed the 2010 meeting schedule and some of the upcoming
meeting topics. He also reminded everyone that it was time to pay the 2010
chapter dues which is $20.00 except for those in public service organization
which only pay $1.00. He explained that dues would support the many
programs that the chapter would like to establish and continue.
Jerry discussed the establishment of a chapter Scholarship program. More to
come on that matter.
The above are meeting minutes as recorded by Jerry Vuoso.
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