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Passive Fire Protection Seminar- 18 Sep 2020 (free)

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"Beirut blast: Explosion rocks city with many injured"- BBC UK

 "A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage and injuring many people, officials say.

It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings. Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed by casualties. It comes at a sensitive time with the country's economic collapse reigniting old tensions. Tensions are also high ahead of the verdict in a trial over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in 2005. A UN tribunal is due to issue its verdict in the trial of four suspects in the murder by car bomb of Hariri on Friday.

Lebanon's health minister, Hamad Hasan, has spoken of many injuries and extensive damage. Reuters news agency quotes sources as saying 10 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.

The cause of the explosion is still not known, but some reports suggest it may have been an accident. Lebanon's National News Agency reported a fire breaking out at what it called an explosives depot at the port.

Local media showed people trapped beneath rubble. A witness described the first explosion as deafening. Video footage showed wrecked cars and blast-damaged buildings. The latest reports come amid political tension in Lebanon, with street demonstrations against the government's handling the worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.There has also been tension on the border with Israel, which said last week that it had thwarted an attempt by Hezbollah to infiltrate Israeli territory"

FPASA will keep you posted on the cause of the explosion: Fire at an explosives depot OR arson. 

FPASA open for business

Good day our loyal customers,

Please note that the FPASA is open for business and has been ever since our President opened the economy.

Where courses can be hosted online - that is our preferred and mandated option. 

This is for your and our safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are, however, some courses that require practicals or onsite training (e.g. our Sprinkler Pumps course, or Reconditioning of Fire Appliances, etc.). For these cases, and under controlled conditions, we allow a limited number of learners onsite.

 

Taking advantage of our online training affords you a discount of 5%. 

 

Best regards,

Renay 

Risk Engineering Technical Seminars

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Ventilation Systems (artificial and natural) - 24 July 2020

  • Essential requirements - the hazards of smoke
  • Critical conditions for temperature -  design values
  • Condition for flashover
  • Fire classes
  • Steady-state fires — not sprinklered
  • Steady state fires — sprinklered
  • T-square fires
  • Fuel bed-controlled fires
  • Axisymmetric plume/s
  • Design principles of a smoke management system
  • Systems intended to protect the area in which the fire/s start/s
  • Plumes above large fires
  • Smoke layer temperatures
  • Minimum number of smoke ventilators
  • Area of natural ventilators required
  • Required ventilation rate powered ventilation
  • Maximum dimensions for smoke reservoirs

Sprinkler Systems - 10 July 2020

  • Importance of a fire sprinkler system
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Component functions
  • Inspection process
  • Action upon activation of a sprinkler system​

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