Air Vents and Corrosion: New requirements of 2016 NFPA 13

  • 16 Sep 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • Webinar


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 WEBINAR: Air Vents and Corrosion:New Requirements of 2016 NFPA 13


Overview: The September Minnesota Chapter of SFPE event will be brought to you again via webinar! This is a free event to attend for members, please feel free to forward to those who may be interested in attending.

This program will address technical changes specific to corrosion and air vents for the 2016 edition of NFPA 13. The 2016 NFPA has already been adopted in many jurisdictions and has a new requirement that a single air vent be installed for each wet sprinkler system to help reduce potential corrosion activity due to trapped air. A task group concluded that venting the trapped air in a wet system can decrease water delivery time, reduce alarm ring delay, reduce water flow alarm cyclic ringing, and reduce corrosion activity. Participants will understand the intent of the new code, design requirements and current air vent options on the market. This program should appeal to sprinkler designers, installers, estimators, engineers, fire code officials, AHJs and plan reviewers.

Learning Objectives

·        Understand the intent of the new code change pertaining to air vents and corrosion

·        Definition of a system and number of required air vents

·        Ideal placement to remove trapped air in wet systems

·        Brief overview of different air vents on the market

Presenter: Jim McHugh, President of AGF Manufacturing

Jim McHugh and his family have been involved in the Fire Sprinkler industry since the founding of AGF, and the introduction of the AGF TESTANDRAIN® valve over 30 years ago. Currently serving as President of AGF Manufacturing Inc., Jim is responsible for the development, introduction, and manufacture of specialized valves and unique products specifically designed for the Fire Sprinkler industry. He is a member of NFSA, NFPA, SFPE, ASPE, and AFSA.

Jim is a strong proponent of domestic manufacturing and looks forward to serving the Fire Sprinkler industry and continuing the tradition of service started by his father, George McHugh III.

Please join us for this informative session. Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!



Business Meeting: 4:00

    Presentation: 4:15




Meeting and Program Costs

FREE (Members of MN SFPE)

$10 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. 

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