Understanding Fire Detection (SANS 10139)

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This course runs over 3 days - the first two days we discuss the SANS 10139 Code of Practice in some detail, and on the 3rd day wrap the course up with a further discussion of the SANS 10139 standard. A final course module has been added where we discuss  Understanding Fire Detection for Hospitals (SANS 322). A revision session then ensues where we revise certain problematic areas that may occur. This is followed by the final summative assessment - the examination based on SANS 10139 - the modules completed on the previous days. Please refer to the details below for further information.

Understanding Fire Detection (SANS 10139) [Day 1]

Sessions 1 - 4 (08:00 - 17:00)

Session 1

Introduction to SANS 10139
History, scope, limitations and variations
The need and categories of fire alarm and detection systems in accordance with SANS 10139

Session 2

Actuation of other systems
Systems in explosive atmospheres
System components
Monitoring and integrity of circuits

Session 3

Zoning of detectors, manual call points and sounders
Audible alarm devices
Visual alarm devices
Alarms for people with impaired hearing
Staged fire alarms
Staff alarms
Fire Brigade signalling systems

Session 4

Manual call points usage and siting
Fire detector types and siting

Session 5

Siting of fire detectors on flat ceilings and pitched roofs
The fire plume and stratification

Understanding Fire Detection (SANS 10139) [Day 2]

Sessions 6 - 10 (08:00 - 17:00)

Session 6

Siting of:

Fire detectors in escape routes and corridors
Detectors in voids
Ceiling limits
Detectors on roofs with beams, cells and obstructions

Session 7

Siting of:

Beam detectors
Linear Heat detectors
Aspiration detection
Flame detectors
Duct smoke detectors

Session 8

Control and indicating equipment
Networked systems
Power supplies and calculations

Session 9

Cables
Radio linked systems
Electromagnetic compatibility
Electrical safety
Limiting false alarms
Filtering
Soak Tests

Session 10

Installation responsibility
Inspection, testing and commissioning
Documentation
Certification

Understanding Fire Detection (SANS 10139) [Day 3]

Sessions 11 - 12, Revision Session & Exam (08:00 - 17:00)

Session 11

Acceptance
Verification
Maintenance
Servicing
User responsibility
Log book

Session 12

Understanding Fire Detection in Hospitals (SANS 322)

Revision Session

Examination

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