Webinar Will Examine Code Changes to NFPA 72 2019

The webcast, presented by NFPA, will cover the Code’s new mounting height requirements for fire alarm control units, new requirements for Class N circuit protection, new document storage requirements and more.

QUINCY, Mass. — The National Fire Protection Association will host a webinar July 31 to inform stakeholders about key changes to the 2019 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

Fire protection engineer Merton Bunker, PE, CFII, will examine significant ways the Code has changed and its widespread impact on stakeholders.

The material is geared for fire alarm system designers, installing security and fire/life-safety professionals, electrical contractors, architects, auditors, project managers and AHJs.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to locate and apply the new carbon monoxide (CO) detector and alarm requirements
  • How to locate and apply the new testing requirements for energy storage systems (ESS)
  • How to locate new requirements for high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans
  • How to identify new requirements for air-sampling smoke detectors

The webinar will also cover the Code’s new mounting height requirements for fire alarm control units, new requirements for Class N circuit protection, and new document storage requirements, among other changes.

Bunker has more than 23 years of engineering experience including seven years at the NFPA, where he served as both signaling engineer and chief electrical engineer. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM). Bunker is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.

The free webinar will be held July 31, 1-2:45 p.m. EDT. To register, go here.

The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 reflects the latest technologies, with updated provisions for the application, installation, location, performance, as well as inspection, testing and maintenance of fire alarm and emergency communications systems. These include mass notification systems (MNS).

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