Explosion and Pressure Relief Systems

  • 19 Apr 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
  • Firefighter's Museum


Registration is closed

Explosion and Pressure Relief Systems 

Presenter: Aaron Gilmour


The April SFPE Meeting will be an introduction and instruction regarding codes and standards relevant to relief venting for explosion protection, by way of the International Fire Code, NFPA 68, and FM 1-44. Some learning objectives include:

  • Learning methods for exclusion relief and the codes and standards guiding design for buildings where these hazards may exist.
  • How to apply relevant building codes to buildings where explosion hazards exist.
  • Learning what a deflagration is; how deflagrations are caused; and how to protect buildings against their effects.
  • Determining how to use calculations as found in NFPA 68 and FM 1-44.


Aaron Gilmour has worked for Construction Specialties for 8 years and it's Explovent division for 4. During that time he has traveled throughout North America educating architects and engineers on Explosion Relief venting plus the benefits of using vents that are manufactured per NFPA 68 standards. This will be his 3rd SFPE guest speaker spot.

We will also be hosting the elections for the next two years at this months meeting as well. I encourage everyone to arrive early so we have enough time for dinner and for the short election poll in order to give Aaron enough time for his presentation at 6. We have a slightly adjusted schedule below to account for this.


Please plan to attend this important informational event.  We encourage you to pass this invitation on to co-workers, professional acquaintances, friends, and others that would be interested in this program and our MN SFPE chapter.

We will be hosting this session at the Firefighter's Museum in NE Minneapolis, make sure to review the address and plan arrivals accordingly.


Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!



Social hour - 5:00 p.m.

Dinner - 5:15 p.m.

Meeting/Elections - 5:30 p.m.

Presentation - 6:00 p.m.


Minnesota Firefighter's Museum

664 22nd Ave NE,

Minneapolis, MN 55418


Meeting, Program, and Dinner Costs

$20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

$25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


Please make sure to register before EOD on Wednesday, April 12th so we can give Marino's Deli an accurate count for food. 

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