15 Apr “CORROSION INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION” PRESENTATION SET FOR MAY 12 AT 7TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN SFPE SYMPOSIUM
Mark Hopkins, PE, FSFPE will be making a presentation at the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain SFPE Symposium on Thursday, May 12 in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Mark’s presentation, entitled “Corrosion Investigation and Remediation,” will offer attendees a dive into corrosion issues that arise in wet pipe, dry pipe, and preaction sprinkler systems. Mark will explain the basic framework for conducting a corrosion investigation, cover the benefits and drawbacks of different corrosion remedial measures, and discuss the basics for incorporating corrosion prevention and protection concepts in design. Additionally, his presentation will review several case studies of sprinkler system corrosion including lessons learned over the last 20 years.
In his role as regional director and senior fire protection engineer at TERPconsulting, Mark brings nearly 30 years of experience in all aspects of fire protection engineering. Mark’s knowledge and study of fire sprinkler system corrosion have established him as a leading expert on the subject. Prior to joining TERPconsulting in 2020, Mark was Vice President of Engineering at the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) where he oversaw the operations of the engineering department and was the chief technical expert on fire sprinkler systems for the national trade organization.
Previously, Mark worked for Hughes Associates, Inc., which later became Jensen Hughes, for 18 years. He designed fire protection systems (including sprinkler systems, water mist systems, water spray systems, fire alarm and mass notification systems, clean agent systems), conducted hazards assessments, forensic engineering examinations, litigation support, corrosion investigations, and consulted on life safety and building code issues for a variety of occupancies. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mark was appointed to SFPE’s Fellows of the Society in 2021.
For complete details and to register visit SFPE Rocky Mountain Symposium.