STK595 - Stocklisting

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Subject Title

Subject Description
This subject provides students with the skills necessary to read and interpret sprinkler drawings and symbols. Students will produce detailed sprinkler system stocklists by hand and with computer software.

Credit Status
One credit in the Fire Sprinkler Design Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain what a stocklist is and where it is used.
  2. Interpret sprinkler working drawings and symbols.
  3. Identify hangers and explain how they are attached to the building.
  4. Calculate trapeze hanger supporting members with offset loads.
  5. Identify sway brace components, including seismic bracing.
  6. List the types of pipe that are used for sprinkler piping and the fittings to connect them.
  7. Find fitting take-outs for grooved, mechanical, welded and threaded fittings and determine pipe cut lengths.
  8. Explain "Corrosion Resistance Ratio".
  9. Describe a fitting, including sizes.
  10. Describe in detail the valves and trim components used for system risers and the Fire Department Connections.
  11. Identify and explain flow switches, back flow preventers, and control valves.
  12. Calculate Cut Lengths for Branch Lines.
  13. Determine the types of pipe and fittings used for underground piping.
  14. Produce detailed manual and computer generated stocklists.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

SPR195 and SPR490 or equivalent. A Windows operating system is required to use the SprinkCAD® software.
Students must have SprinkCAD® installed and working on their computers.
Most software is available through Seneca College Centre for Flexible Learning.

Topic Outline

  • An Introduction to Sprinkler System Components and Stocklists
  • An Introduction to Hangers
  • Hanger and Sway Brace Components
  • Calculating Trapeze Hanger Support Members
  • Types of Pipe used
  • Types of Fittings used
  • Calculating Take-outs and Cut Lengths
  • Types of Pipe used
  • Types of Fittings used
  • Calculating Take-outs and Cut Lengths
  • Corrosion Resistance Ratio
  • Sprinkler Types and Properties
  • Sprinkler System Types, Wet, Dry, Preaction, and Deluge
  • Sprinkler System Configurations
  • Sprinkler System Terminology and Symbols for:
    • Cross Mains
    • Lines
    • Riser Nipples
    • System Risers
    • Inspector’s Test Connections
    • Fire Department Connections
    • Hangers
    • Sprigs
    • Drops
    • Sprinklers
  • Production of Manual Stocklists from Sprinkler Drawings  
  • Production of Computer Generated Stocklists with Stocklisting Software

Mode of Instruction
Correspondence – independent learning with tutor support

Prescribed Texts
1. Student Study Guide for STK 595. Joseph W. Curry, Seneca College

Study Guide is included in the tuition fee and will be mailed out to Correspondence students with their start up package.

2. NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. NFPA
NFPA text is not included in tuition fee and students are responsible for acquiring text on their own.

Required Supplies
Students must have a Windows based computer. Windows Home Edition is not compatible. Student version of AutoCAD are available at reduced prices or may be obtained for free.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
To obtain a passing grade for the subject, a student must complete and obtain a passing grade on all combined assignments and tests (term work) and also a passing grade on the final exam.  50% is a passing grade.  For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy.  They are available at Seneca Registration offices.

The final grade will be computed according to the following:

Assignments:   50%  
Term Test:       20%
Final Project:   30%

Approved by: Sandra Noble