Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers

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    • 03/10/2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Buffalo Mountain Grille, 205 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

    Social: 5:00 PM

    Dinner/Meeting: 6:00 PM

    Speaker: Nick Capito

    Topic: Victaulic Fire Protection Systems

    Note the new location and date!  Meetings have been moved to Tuesdays at Buffalo Mountain Grille in Oak Ridge.

    • 04/01/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04/02/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Bearden Banquet Hall 5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
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    ECS University: Corrosion Solutions for Water-Based Fire Suppression

    Presented by Bill Aaron - Engineered Corrosion Solutions

    Click Here for the TVSFPE 2020 Annual Seminar Flyer

    TVSFPE will host on April 1 and 2, 2020, a two-day course on corrosion science, dry- and wet-pipe fire sprinkler system corrosion equipment and corrosion monitoring.  The 2-day course offers both classroom topics on fire sprinkler corrosion, code changes, and available solutions; plus, hands-on training in the best practices for installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of nitrogen generators and automatic air vents.

    About Engineered Corrosion Solutions:

    As the world’s leading expert on corrosion science for water-based fire sprinkler systems, ECS created ECS University (ECSU) to educate the fire sprinkler industry on the technical issues of internal pipe corrosion. ECS provides the necessary knowledge and skills to fight corrosion, along with managing the changes and developments in the fire sprinkler industry.


    Mr. Bill Aaron has worked in the fire protection industry for almost 40 years. Bill has 23+ years of installation, service, inspection and project management; and 13 years in design and consultation with fire protection engineering firm before joining ECS in 2014. Bill has achieved NICET IV certification in Fire Alarm Systems; has been a member of NFPA Technical Committees, NICET Board of Governors, and is a past chairman of the NICET Board of Governors.

    This seminar will be held at the Bearden Banquet Hall: 5806 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919.

    Seminar registration cost is $400 for professionals and $200 for fire service and state/municipal code officials. The registration cost does not include travel or lodging expenses.  Registration and payment deadline is March 15th, 2020.  You will receive a confirmation of receipt of registration form and payment. A receipt and map/directions (if requested) will accompany the confirmation. Please register online or mail the completed registration form, with payment, to:
    TVSFPE 2020 Seminar c/o Shay Massey
    1310 Centerpoint Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37932

    The seminar will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session each day with a lunch break in between. The morning sessions will begin at 8:00AM and end at approximately 11:30AM each day. There will be a one hour lunch break from 11:30PM to 12:30PM. The afternoon sessions will begin at 12:30PM and end at approximately 4:00PM each day.

    Additional Information:
    The seminar is an excellent opportunity to accumulate CEUs or PDHs. This seminar will provide 12 continuing education credits. We have applied for approval with the State of TN for 12 CEUs for Fire Inspector and Building Inspector. Participants will receive a training packet, related lecture notes, breakfast and lunch both days, and a
    certificate of completion for the course.

    For any questions about registration, seminar details and/or the TVSFPE in general contact Jimmy Landmesser, Jr. (865) 607-5331, 7UL@ORNL.GOV.

    A portion of seminar proceeds will be applied to the TVSFPE Scholarship Fund, which allows us to provide an annual scholarship to students pursuing formal education in the field of fire protection.

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