What is a fire hydrant flow test? What types of water supplies are these tested on? How do we prepare and conduct a flow test? How do we apply a coefficient of discharge? What tips result in better tests? We explore this and more in our series about fire hydrant flow tests for fire suppression systems.

Our objectives include:

  1. Understand the purpose and process of running a flow test.
  2. Be capable of conducting a flow test step-by-step.
  3. Understand how to apply a Coefficient of Discharge for flow test results.

FX130 - 2024 - 1.5 HOURS



Max Newton, PE, SET 

Senior Fire Protection Engineer at Jacobs Engineering Group  | San Antonio, Texas, USA
Max Newton is a licensed fire protection engineer and has a Level IV certification from NICET in water-based systems layout. He has experience in fire alarm, fire suppression, special hazards, building code, life safety, commissioning, inspections, plan review and business. He has extensive experience in water-based layout of fire suppression systems including water storage tanks, pumps, underground pipe, wet pipe, dry pipe, deluge, ESFR fire sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, and Novec 1230 systems. Max also has extensive experience in estimating, bidding, contracts, administration, and business operations for contracting and engineering companies. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is currently pursuing an MBA at Rice University.   

Joe Meyer, PE

Owner / Fire Protection Engineer at MeyerFire | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Joe Meyer, PE is a St. Louis-based Fire Protection Engineer and creator of MeyerFire, an online resource platform for professionals in the fire protection industry. Passionate about the field, Joe is committed to creating impactful resources to help grow and improve the practice of fire protection engineering.

Joe's engineering journey started at the University of Kansas and continued at the University of Maryland. Before founding MeyerFire, he led a fire protection group in St. Louis and worked for a large MEP group in Kansas City. Joe is also an avid illustrator and ran an online art shop from 2012 to 2020.

Today, Joe is the creative lead for MeyerFire among other roles. He has authored the leading prep guide for the Fire Protection PE Exam, contributed to NFSA’s Layout Book, compiled the NFSA Expert of the Day volumes, has served as a Chapter President in SFPE, and lectured at the university level.

Joe is driven to make the world a little better each day by working to provide industry professionals (engineers, contractors, architects, and building owners) with the resources they need to create a more firesafe world.

Franck Orset

Senior Loss Prevention Engineer at Emani | Greater Nice Metropolitan Area, France
Franck is a fire loss prevention engineer working in the insurance business. After 15 years within a conventional international insurance company based in France visiting industrial facilities – mostly in Europe – to perform technical risk assessments as support to underwriting and claims adjustment departments, as well as technical support to insured clients, Franck joined a mutual organization for nuclear facilities in 2010. He now performs loss prevention visits worldwide for fire prevention, fire protection and natural hazards evaluations and provide technical support in nuclear power plants, research centers, waste management facilities, nuclear fuel manufacturing facilities, etc. Since 2018, Franck is also a Member of the NFPA Technical Committee “Fire Protection for Nuclear Facilities (FIF-AAA) – NFPA standards 801, 804, 805 and 806. With a background of Chemical Engineer, he was trained as a fire loss prevention engineer in the USA by Kemper International in Long Grove in the mid-90’s. 

Ed Henderson, PE

President / Fire Protection Engineer | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Ed Henderson is the President of Assurance Engineering, Inc. located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Within his career Ed has held Board level and Executive Management level positions with Mobil Oil Corporation, Honeywell, and Ingersoll Rand.

Ed has been licensed as a Professional Engineer since 1985. In New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Florida he currently holds dual licensure in Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering. He is internationally board approved as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist by the NFPA. Ed currently holds a DOE “L” Clearance at Sandia National Laboratory. Ed is a licensed member of The National Society of Professional Engineers, a member of the National Fire Protection Association, is a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers and is a member of ASHRAE.

​ Ed earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972 and an MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern University in 1983. Other graduate level studies were completed at Cornell University, Rutgers University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.