Principles of Fire Protection

Principles of Fire Protection

Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0877653453

Category: Fire departments

Page: 396

View: 912

This thorough introduction to fire safety basics covers everything from fire codes to construction! Written by experts, Principles of Fire Protection presents fire science students and new fire protection personnel with the fundamental methods of fire protection, prevention, and suppression. Twelve clear, concise chapters bring students the basics on fire hazards of materials, extinguishing agents, fire codes and standards, loss investigation and analysis, fire department organization, and much more! Each chapter includes a summary of key points and a complete reference listing. This Second Edition text is an ideal learning tool for introductory college courses, self-study, and in-service programs.

Principles of Fire Prevention

Principles of Fire Prevention

Author: David Diamantes

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781284041866

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 616

Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Fire Prevention model curriculum, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition will provide readers with a thorough understanding of how fire prevention and protection programs can greatly reduce fire loss, deaths, and injuries. The Third Edition features current statistics, codes, standards and references to the latest edition of NFPA Standard 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. Additionally, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition covers the elements of public education, plan review, inspection, fire investigation, community risk reduction as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management so that readers are fully prepared to lead successful fire prevention programs. The Third Edition now features: New case studies, review and discussion questions, and additional resources for each chapter. An all-new chapter on Community Risk Reduction that describes how to create and use Community Risk Profiles and Demographic Profiles. Information financial management and budgeting to help Fire Officers successfully plan, implement, and lead fire prevention programs.

Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings

Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings

Author: David Yung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470714058

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 927

This book arrives at just the right time to facilitate understanding of performance-based fire risk assessment in buildings – an integral part of the global shift in policy away from traditional prescriptive codes. Yung, an internationally recognised expert on the subject of fire risk assessment, introduces the basic principles and techniques that help the reader to understand the various methodologies that are currently in place or being proposed by different organisations. Through his illustration of basic principles and techniques he enables the reader to conduct their own fire risk assessments. He demonstrates how the probabilities of fire scenarios are assessed based on the probabilities of success and failure of fire protection measures that are in place. He also shows how the consequences of fire scenarios are assessed based on the intensity and speed of fire and smoke spread, the probability and speed of occupant response and evacuation, and the effectiveness and speed of fire department response and rescue efforts. Yung’s clear and practical approach to this highly topical subject enables the reader to integrate the various tools available into a quantitative framework that can be used for decision making. He brings an invaluable resource to all those involved in fire engineering and risk assessment, including students, academics, building designers, fire protection engineers, structural engineers, regulators and risk analysts.

PRINCIPLES OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING

PRINCIPLES OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING

Author: DAS, AKHIL KUMAR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9789389347241

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 123

Fire Safety is the science of fire and the means of protection against it. Being multidisciplinary in nature, the subject is closely related to chemical engineering, building services, electrical, electronics, structural and civil engineering and industrial engineering. There is a dearth of books on this subject, and therefore, the author aims to provide readers with a lucidly written, comprehensive text explaining the fundamentals of the fire process and means of protection. Comprising twelve chapters, this well-illustrated book with data tables begins with the introduction of the subject and then proceeds to explain fire process, its chemistry, heat and temperature in fire, hydraulics, active and passive fire protection systems, risk management and insurance, and finally investigations and reconstructions of fire incidents. The book appends useful information on fire safety including cases to explain the causes of fire, Indian Standards on fire safety, explosion and properties of some flammable materials. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION • A chapter on Modelling for Fire Safety • Updated data tables and text wherever necessary TARGET AUDIENCE B.Tech. (Safety and Fire Engineering) B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles

Author: Dennis P. Nolan

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 1437778585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 521

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities is a general engineering handbook that provides an overview for understanding problems of fire and explosion at oil, gas, and chemical facilities. This handbook offers information about current safety management practices and technical engineering improvements. It also provides practical knowledge about the effects of hydrocarbon fires and explosions and their prevention, mitigation principals, and methodologies. This handbook offers an overview of oil and gas facilities, and it presents insights into the philosophy of protection principles. Properties of hydrocarbons, as well as the characteristics of its releases, fires and explosions, are also provided in this handbook. The book includes chapters about fire- and explosion-resistant systems, fire- and gas-detection systems, alarm systems, and methods of fire suppression. The handbook ends with a discussion about human factors and ergonomic considerations, including human attitude, field devices, noise control, panic, and security. People involved with fire and explosion prevention, such as engineers and designers, will find this book invaluable. A unique practical guide to preventing fires and explosions at oil and gas facilities, based on the author’s extensive experience in the industry An essential reference tool for engineers, designers and others facing fire protection issues Based on the latest NFPA standards and interpretations

Principles of Sire Safety Engineering

Principles of Sire Safety Engineering

Author: Akhil Kumar Das

Publisher:

ISBN: 9389347238

Category: Fire protection engineering

Page: 212

View: 410

"Comprising twelve chapters, this well-illustrated book with data tables begins with the introduction of the subject and then proceeds to explain fire process, its chemistry, heat and temperature in fire, hydraulics, active and passive fire protection systems, risk management and insurance, and finally investigations and reconstructions of fire incidents. The book appends useful information on fire safety including cases to explain the causes of fire, Indian Standards on fire safety, explosion and properties of some flammable materials" -- https://www.phindia.com/Books/BookDetail/9789389347234/principles-of-fire-safety-engineering-das

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities

Author: Dennis P. Nolan

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780128160039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 522

View: 316

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for the Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities, Fourth Edition, discusses high-level risk analysis and advanced technical considerations, such as process control, emergency shut-downs, and evaluation procedures. As more engineers and managers are adopting risk-based approaches to minimize risk, maximize profits, and keep operations running smoothly, this reference encompasses all the critical equipment and standards necessary for the process industries, including oil and gas. Updated with new information covering fire and explosion resistant systems, drainage systems, and human factors, this book delivers the equipment standards needed to protect today’s petrochemical assets and facilities. Provides tactics on how to revise and upgrade company policies to support safer designs and equipment Helps readers understand the latest in fire suppression and explosion risks for a process plant in a single source Updates on how to evaluate concerns, thus helping engineers and managers process operating requests and estimate practical cost benefit factors

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Author: Don Philpott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781641434768

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 421

View: 553

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers learn how to develop a comprehensive fire program management plan.