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To All,   June Meeting - Well school is out and summer is upon us.  Our last meeting before our summer break will be on June 16th and as usual will be held at the Benjamin Hooks Memphis Central Library.  James Hunt, VP of Business with SPP Pumps, Inc will be with us for this meeting discussing Fire Pumps and Fire Pump Systems.  During his presentation he will be providing information on the different types of pumps, some pump characteristics, fire pump installations and information on related codes.  See the attached meeting notice for more details. Please plan on attending…
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Mid-South Chapter SFPE April 2015 President’s Message To All,   Mark Harris, Territory Manager Engineered Systems with Tyco Fire Protection Products will be providing an informative presentation on Clean Agent fire suppression agents and systems during our April 21th monthly chapter meeting.  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 about the site and the chapter.  The URL for the web site is http://www.midsouthsfpe.org .  The site…
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To All,   I will be providing a quick review of some basic sprinkler system hydraulic concepts for the March 17th chapter meeting.  See the meeting notice attached. Please plan on attending this monthly meeting.   Also attached are the meeting minutes from the February meeting.   Take care and hope to see you all at the meetings.   Jerry Vuoso, President Mid-South SFPE  
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To All,   Our guest speaker for the February 24th chapter meeting will be Dan Burton, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Potter Electric Signal Company.  He will be presenting information on Corrosion of Fire Sprinkler System piping (see the attached meeting notice).  During his presentations he will provide information on the causes of corrosion and then some mitigation techniques and related technology used to prevent or reduce the development and impact of piping corrosion.  Please plan on attending this monthly meeting.   Just as a reminder, please be prepared to pay your annual dues of $20.00 ($1.00 for those with public…
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Welcome to the beginning of the Mid-South Chapter SFPE 2015 year.  I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I look forward to a great year with the chapter.  To start off with please find attached the 2015 Mid-South Chapter meeting schedule.  We are currently arranging meeting topics that I know will be both informative and meaningful.  Unfortunately due to the late confirmation of our meeting room with the library we were not able to arrange for a speaker for our January meeting due to the short lead time so it has been canceled.  But I know the rest…
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I am glad to report that the Annual Mid-South Chapter Technical Seminar was a resounding success. We had 50 registered participants and we netted just under $1700 for the chapter scholarship fund.  I’d like to once again thank Tyco Fire Products and our speaker Phil Gunning for providing this informative and well received seminar.  He did a great job!!!  I am also very happy to announce that Peter Dogloma has volunteered to sit on the Scholarship Committee.  Along with Leo Old we now have two individuals that will work on this committee to award grants to worthy applicants.  We still…
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To All,   Hope everyone had a great summer.  We are entering our fall meeting schedule which starts on September 16 with our first fall chapter meeting.  Rick Morgan and Jimmy Onstead with the FM Global Dallas based Forest Products Group will provide a very timely presentation on the newly released Roll Paper standard Data Sheet 8-21 (see attached Meeting Notice).  The presentation will provide a look at the updated standard and highlight the changes in the standard and cover the testing that was performed to support the changes.  They will also highlight the standards development process used to update…
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To All,   The last of our spring meetings will be very interesting and will be presented by Adam Tracy, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, with Marioff North America.  He will be discussing the technology and applications of water mist systems and then review the HI-FOG system provide by Marioff.  Water mist systems are used in various applications and in some very high challenging conditions.  Make sure you come to the meeting to learn more about these systems and their applications.     Remember, our web site is where we post all of the chapter events and information.  Please make sure you…
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