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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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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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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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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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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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