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  PRESIDENT’S REPORT FOR 2013 PRESENTED AT THE NOVEMBER 12, 2013 MEETING The following is a summary of comments made by Jerry Vuoso, President of the Mid-South Chapter of the SFPE, during the November 12, 2013 Business Meeting.   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 15 – Meeting canceled due to ice stor February 19 - Patrick Sullivan, Inspector, Memphis Fire Service, “New Codes and Amendments Adopted by the City of Memphis March 19 - James Franks, Pittsburg Tank…
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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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  Meeting Minutes January 20, 2009 We convened at Allen & Hoshall at 3:00 p.m. Majid Hatamzadeh, President called our January 2009 meeting to order and he welcomed everyone to the New Year. Majid went over last year’s programs briefly and stated that we are continuing to grow. We have several new programs being offered this year and they should be of interest to all of the members. The Mid –South Chapter has also been working on a Web site for the organization and we are hoping to go live before the next meeting. Many thanks go to Majid and…
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  Meeting Minutes February 17, 2009 Hooks Central Library at 3:00 p.m. Majid Hatamzadeh, President called our February 2009 meeting to order at 3:10 P.M. and he welcomed everyone. Majid has application forms for members for the 2009 year. He has asked that members review their contact information on the spreadsheet and make corrections as needed. Our speaker for the meeting was Justin Strousse. Justin is the Sales manager for Clarke Fire Protection products, Inc. The company specializes in Fire Pumps. His presentation was about NFPA 20, specifically Chapter 11 about Diesel Engines. Justin passed on information about his company’s…
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