Silent Knight by Honeywell has expanded its U.S. tour of free seminars on fire-alarm technology and code requirements.

Each of the half-day seminars, which qualify for 4.5 continuing-professional-development units, covers major changes incorporated into the 2010 version of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and their impact on the design, installation, and testing of fire-alarm systems. Real-world applications and the technology behind advanced fire-alarm networks, detection devices, and audio-intelligibility solutions are presented by fire-protection experts from Silent Knight and System Sensor. Honeywell Analytics covers the function and benefits of gas and flame detectors.

"Over 500 architects, engineers, AHJs (authorities having jurisdiction), and Silent Knight Farenhyt distributors attended our free educational seminars," Mike Fischer, Silent Knight's vice president of sales, said. "We provided valuable information about new technologies and the latest NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) codes and standards. The interest in the seminar was so great, many are already asking us back to present next year. I think the popularity of this seminar is due to the fact we pack a lot of new and practical information into four hours and provide both CEUs (continuing-education units) and professional-development credits.

To plan a seminar for a firm, professional association, or small gathering of associates, contact a Silent Knight regional manager.