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.
To Understand Fire, one Needs Today's Latest Scientific Knowledge And Trends! this Edition Spells Out The Chemical And Physical Properties Of Flammable Materials And Fire and reviews The Basics, Then Progresses To A Solid Understanding Of The Combustion Process And Products.
Principles of Fire Prevention, Fourth Edition meets and exceeds the FESHE Associate Core level course called Fire Prevention (C0286). It will provide readers with a thorough understanding of how fire prevention and protection programs can greatly reduce fire loss, deaths, and injuries. The Fourth Edition features current statistics, codes, standards and references from the United States Fire Administration, National Interagency Fire Center, National Fire Protection Association, Underwriters Laboratories, FM Global, Insurance Service Office, and the International Code Council. Additionally, Principles of Fire Prevention, Fourth 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
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)
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.
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
Based on the National Fire Academy s Fire Behavior and Combustion model curriculum. Without a comprehensive grasp of how fires start and spread, informed decisions on how to best control and extinguish fires can not be made. Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fourth Edition will provide readers with a thorough understanding of the chemical and physical properties of flammable materials and fire, the combustion process, and the latest in suppression and extinguishment. The Fourth Edition of this time-tested resource is the most current and accurate source of fire behavior information available to fire science students and on-the-job fire fighters today."
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.