SFPE SD October 2017 Chapter Meeting Update

Hi SFPE SD Members,

It’s time to renew your membership! Two ways to accomplish this: either in person at the meeting or online on our website under the “Join the SD Chapter” tab. The renewal fee is $25.

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Garner Palenske from Jensen Hughes present “The Effect of Obstructions on ESFR Sprinkler Performance” at our October 12th Chapter meeting.


Garner A. Palenske, P.E.  – Vice President  with Jensen Hughes


The topic of the presentation will be “The Effect of Obstructions on ESFR Sprinkler Performance.”  Make sure to bring any relevant questions that you may have.

The presentation will discuss the results of recent testing which explored the relationship between ESFR performance and various obstruction scenarios. Eight full-scale and approximately 40 Actual Delivered Density tests have been completed to date. The goal of this ongoing project is to ultimately develop a tool which could be used to provide the reliable analysis of the impact of obstructions on ESFR sprinkler performance. In addition, the results of the project will be submitted to the National Fire Protection Association for code changes


Garner A. Palenske, P.E., is a vice president for Jensen Hughes in San Diego, CA. Mr. Palenske is currently a member of the NFPA 13 Committee. He has robust experience in full scale fire testing, commodity classification testing, and Actual Delivered Density protocol. Prior to joining JENSEN HUGHES, Mr. Palenske, worked as the Fire Protection Engineer for the San Diego Fire Department, and as an engineer at FM Global.  He earned bachelor’s degrees in both Structural Engineering and Business Administration and is presently enrolled in the Cal Poly MS Fire Protection Engineering program.


Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – October 12th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT


11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting


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Great news! We are now accepting credit cards as a form of payment for membership renewals and for meals.  No more stopping at the ATM or writing checks!

Interested in becoming more involved? Our board is looking for active members who are interested pursuing future position on the board or just becoming more involved. Those who are interested please send an email to Derek Duval at dduval@tk1sc.com!

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