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The NFPA 13 Gets an Extensive Makeover

Posted on July 13, 2018

Category:&nbspCertification News

Since 1896, the standard for the installation of fire sprinkler systems has been kept in one document known as NFPA 13. Around August of 2018, a revision of this document will be published, reducing its size and making the 2019 edition a more effective tool for individuals who install sprinkler

Medical Gas – a Short Primer

Posted on June 29, 2018


Medical gas is a critical component of the everyday operation of hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world. Understanding the most common types of gases, their uses, and how to maintain your medical gas systems is important for any medical facility. Medical Air Medical air is the clean, dry, and

Two of NITC’s own attended the ASSE Mid-Year Meeting in Mokena Illinois during May.  Jaime Valdivia, NITC Executive Vice President is currently serving as Regional Representative for Region #1, and Dana Columbo, NITC Southern Regional Manager just began his term as President of the ASSE International Board of Directors.  You

Pictured here are members of UA Local 669 Sprinkler Fitters along with two NITC proctors.  A big thank you goes out to these volunteers who gave up a Saturday in May to pilot test the new STAR Fire Sprinklerfitting Mastery exam.

Environmental Impact of Refrigerants

Posted on May 16, 2018

Category:&nbspGeneral Information

When the going gets hot, the hot try to cool down. However, due to the use of refrigerants, cooling is a privilege that can have a negative impact on the environment. Refrigerants cause damage to the ozone layer and contribute to global warming, and while there have been some efforts