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May SFPE Carolinas Meeting

  • 08 May 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

May Meeting - Foam Systems Overview and Alternative Approaches


The Viking Corporation and FireFlex Systems Inc., global leaders in Fire Protection Systems and Products, are pleased to present a foam system seminar with a focus on alternative approaches available to the fire protection practitioner to increase flexibility in design and installation. The presentation will discuss issues surrounding High-Expansion Foam Systems and outline how alternative methods such as Grate Nozzle and Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) can address some of the challenges posed by Conventional Foam-Water and High-Expansion Foam.

The presentation will highlight specific case studies on CAFS for applications such as helicopter landing pads, power transformers and aircraft hangars to demonstrate how CAFS can be used as an alternative cost-effective solution when facing inadequate water supplies, drainage, containment and/or environmental issues.

A brief segment on FireCycle III Multicycle Sprinkler Systems will also be discussed.

Bio – Craig Woodson

Craig Woodson is a graduate of Auburn University and is a National Technical Representative for the Viking Corporation.  Craig has performed several roles during his 27 year span with the Viking Group companies including Local, Regional, and National Customer Service Manager for Viking SupplyNet in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Atlanta. Craig also held the position of National Operations Analyst before taking his current role in Technical Services.  As a National Tech Rep, Craig is responsible for developing and enhancing Viking’s relationship with Architects, Engineers, as well as other members of the fire protection industry’s technical community.

Bio – Lorne Lévesque

Lorne Levesque graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Bishop’s University in Canada, and has been working in the Fire Protection Industry for over 20 years. His roles as Technical and Sales Representative for a Fire Protection Distributor and Manufacturer have involved travels to territories throughout Canada and the US.

Today, as Major Accounts Manager for FireFlex Systems, he is involved with promoting the features, benefits and advantages of new fire protection technology to engineers and end-users, and has recently focused his efforts on new market development in Europe. He is a member of NFPA, and is actively involved with SFPE, CASA Technical Committee (2003-2006), and EFSN Conferences and Expos.

SFPE Carolinas Chapter - May Meeting.pdf

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