Fire Fighting Systems Inspector, Testing and Commissioning Safety Codes & Regulations

18th November 2018

12:15     Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Eng. Seif El Nasr Inan, Chairman and CEO, Giza Projects and Treasurer
and Board Member, Egyptian Fire Protection Association, Egypt


12:30     Smoke Management Systems Testing & Commissioning

·       The matrix of fixed smoke management systems and positive-pressure ventilation (PPV)

·       Regulations to consider when deciding on a smoke management system

·       How much smoke, toxic gas and heat can you expect, in the worst-case scenario?

·       Strategic installation of systems to save lives and create easier pathways for fire fighters

Eng. Ahmed Abdel Ghany, Chairman, Allied Consultants, Egypt

Dr. Ahmed Medhat, Board Member of  Buildings Research Centre Egypt.


13:00   The importance of product conformity and certification in fire & life safety:

·       Importance of Conformity and Certification

·       Role of Standards & Codes

·       Stake Holders in the Built Environment

·       Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts

·       UL Resources for Fire Code Officials

Gaith Bakir, CFPS, Tech IOSH, UL -MENA


13:15     Clean Agent Systems Testing & Commissioning

·       When clean agents are preferred to water

·       Technological advancements in clean agent systems

·       Comparing clean agents and their discharge systems

·       How to commission a system for maximum coverage at minimal cost

Eng. Khaled Effat, Managing Director of Modern Systems


13:45     Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Inspection and Testing.

·       Sprinkler system

·       Standpipe and Hose Systems

·       Private Fire Service Mains

·       Water Supplies

Consulting Engineer Samy M. Negm, in the field of:

Fire Protection Systems

Mechanical Design


14:15     Fire Pumps Testing & Commissioning

·       Choosing a safe & effective power source: diesel, electric, steam

·       Ideal pressure to assure the pumps are the first line of defence in fire suppression

·       Placement and testing of fire pumps

·       Training users of the fire pumps in case of emergency

Eng. Hatem Kheir, General Manager, Kheir Group, Chair CFPA-I and Board Member, EFPA, Egypt


14:45     Break

15:15     Foam Systems Testing & Commissioning

·       When Foam Systems are preferred.

·       Maintenance of a system to assure maximum effectiveness

·       Connecting with a reliable water supply

·       Integrating these systems into a full fire suppression system

Eng. Mahmoud Omar, Ghonsons Controle Corporation


15:45     Lessons in regulations from the London Tower Fire

·       Examination of development of UK Fire Code before Grenfell

·       Ways the fire could have been prevented

·       What needs to change

·       The appropriateness of using combustible building materials in high rise and complex structures.

Jonathan O’Neil Managing Director – Managing Director –FPA


16:30     End