Domestic Fire Sprinkler Installation Module


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Domestic and Residential Sprinkler Installation is a distance learning Self-Study Module that has been designed to enhance the skills of the plumber, so that Domestic and Residential Sprinkler Systems Installation work can be carried out competently.

The Study Module is packed with knowledge, information and advice, and concludes with a short multi-choice question assessment for you to complete and return to us for marking and feedback.

On successful completion of the self-study module you will receive a Learn Plumbing Record of Achievement.

The total cost of the Study Module is £30 and this includes postage, marking your answers to the summary questions and issue of  your Learn Plumbing personalised Record of Achievement.

Module contents:


Definition of terms

Types of domestic & residential sprinkler system

Principles of operation

Wet system, subsidiary alternate system, valves and controls

Interpretation of installation drawings

Pre-installation checks and site safety

Piping within the heated envelope of the building

Water service check

Planned piping routes

Design diameter & wall thickness of tubes

Access to piping for inspection and testing, maintenance and repair

Tubes passing through walls and floors

Separation from other services

Limits for notching and drilling of joists

Bending tube

Temporary sealing of first-fix piping

Piping outside the heated envelope of the building

Service entry piping and connection to the sprinkler system


Electric trace heating

Installation requirements for subsidiary dry alternate system

Approved piping materials and jointing methods

Methods of installing and jointing piping:

Copper soldered & brazed capillary fittings, compression, push-fit and pressfit fittings,

CPVC solvent welded fittings, low carbon steel threaded and compression fittings

Tube support and fixings


Backflow protection

Identification and marking of pipework

Sprinkler head types, temperature values, identification, positioning and installation

Pre-commissioning checks

Testing and commissioning procedures

Leakage; water flow; alarm test.

Completion of documentation & exceptions reporting

Certificate of compliance

Hand-over to client/occupier

Standards and references

Summary questions

To order a copy of this module please send us a cheque for £30 made payable to Learn Plumbing together with your name and address to:

Learn Plumbing

21 Cranbourne Road

Ashton Under Lyne


United Kingdom

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