Learn the basics of propane vapor flame effects and get hands-on building experience in this one day class taught by members of the Site 3 Fire Arts team.
In the morning we’ll cover safety, more safety, the basics of using LPG (propane) as a fuel, how flame effects work, more safety, solenoid valves and ignition systems. The class will go over NFPA 160, the standard for flame effects before an audience, so that you can learn the terminology and know how to pitch these legal and (if built properly) safe devices to the local fire department for approval. We will also cover the additional TSSA requirements for flame effect approval in Ontario.
In the afternoon, we will build and test a small flame effect. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and materials to work on. While we won’t be selling kits, a parts list for a simple flame effect is available upon request. Due to space constraints, live flame tests will be run at low pressure and may be called off due to unsafe weather conditions.