Industrial Fire Protection Handbook

Industrial Fire Protection Handbook

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Fundamentally, fire prevention and control refer to systems and practices that increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and rapidly and effectively control fires. Changing safety codes and regulations along with recent technological advances have rendered the first edition of this popular handbook somewhat out of date and left fire safety professionals without a current, reliable reference devoted to their needs. Comprehensive, uniquely focused, and completely up to date, the Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition provides a practical guide for improving fire prevention and protection within a work environment. The author has made extensive revisions, significantly expanded his discussions in key areas, and added numerous examples and illustrations to provide a better-than-ever overview of all essential areas of fire protection, including loss control programs, fire behavior, life safety, hazard control, and emergency planning. New in the Second Edition: Discussions of new extinguishing agents, including wet chemical and clean agents designed to replace halon Significantly expanded coverage of general loss control programs More in-depth treatment of hazard control and life safety issues Broader coverage of installed fire protection systems More examples covering selection, placement, and maintenance of fire extinguishersshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Technomic Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Technomic Publishing Co
  • Lancaster, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 261 black & white illustrations
  • 1587160587
  • 9781587160585

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"Workplace safety is important in all occupations; effective safety programs result in fewer lost worker days, lower and fewer claims, and better company performance; all these factors impact company bottom lines. Writing for students and practitioners, Schroll emphasizes the industrial setting, covering topics such as fire loss, fire behavior, loss control programs, life safety, hazard control, fie protection system, emergency planning, emergency teams, and coping with fires Numerous photographs and charts supplement the clearly laid out text a useful compendium of information for those who need a wide range of solid introductory material" -CHOICE, October 2002show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTIONNATURE OF THE PROBLEMScope of the Fire Loss ProblemCase HistoriesFactors Which Affect Fire LossCan Loss Prevention and Control Have an Impact?FIRE BEHAVIORThe Need for UnderstandingWhat is Fire?Ignition SourcesMeasures of FlammabilityHeat TransferProducts of CombustionExtinguishing MethodsExtinguishing AgentsLOSS CONTROL PROGRAMSWhat is a Fire Loss Control Program?Why Are Loss Control Programs Needed?Who Needs a Loss Control Program?Loss Control ApproachesLoss Control ProcessLoss Control Program EssentialsOrganizing for Loss ControlNon-Emergency OrganizationEmergency OrganizationImplementing Loss ControlManaging Loss ControlLIFE SAFETYGeneral PrinciplesDetailed RequirementsHuman BehaviorExitsSmoke and Fire ControlEvacuation PlanningEmergency Action Plan ExercisesPersonnel TrainingHAZARD CONTROLHazard Control versus Fire PreventionHazard Control HierarchySpecific HazardsHazard AnalysisFire Prevention PlansHazard Control Policies and ProceduresINSTALLED FIRE PROTECTIONGeneral PrinciplesPassive SystemsActive SystemsWhy Installed Fire Protection is ImportantJustifying Installed Fire ProtectionFire WallsAlarm SystemsStandpipe SystemsAutomatic Sprinkler SystemsWater-Spray SystemsFoam SystemsWater Supply SystemsHalon SystemsHalon Substitute SystemsDry Chemical SystemsCarbon Dioxide SystemsExplosion Suppression SystemsInstalled System ImpairmentsInspection and Maintenance of SystemsEvaluate System NeedsPORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERSTypes and Performance Characteristics of ExtinguishersExtinguisher RatingsExtinguisher RegulationsSelection of ExtinguishersPlacement of ExtinguishersUse of ExtinguishersPersonnel Training in the Use of ExtinguishersInspection of ExtinguishersMaintenance of ExtinguishersEMERGENCY PLANNINGWhy is Planning Important?Who Should Be Involved?When Do Plans Need to Be Made?When Do Plans Need to Be Changed?How to Develop PlansInput from Other PlansSystematic Emergency PlanningTactical SurveysAction PlansDiagramsPlan ManualsWhere Plans Should Be KeptHow to Use PlansPlanning for Outside Agency InvolvementEMERGENCY TEAMS & FIRE BRIGADESDetermining NeedsPersonnelOrganizationEquipmentTrainingManaging Day-to-Day OperationsNon-emergency FunctionsEmergency OperationsIndustry/Fire Department CooperationCOPING WITH FIREWhy What You Do is ImportantNotificationsPrioritize Salvage EffortsDocumenting the IncidentDealing with the MediaInsurance IssuesCause DeterminationEvaluate Business ImpactAPPENDIX A - ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHYAPPENDIX B - RESOURCE LISTAPPENDIX C - Glossaryshow more

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