fire protection system Books

  • Fire Protection: Systems and Response

    The modern definition of firefighter no longer means “putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.” Emergency responders answer incidents ranging from fire alarm activations to elevator rescues and medical emergencies more often than full-blown fires. Consequently, responders increasingly interface with a wide array of building systems. Underscoring ...

  • Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition

    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 ...

  • Protecting the Ozone Layer Vol 3, Fire Extinguishing Substances

    Bromine is present in the halons controlled by the Montreal Protocol. The presence of bromine in the halon molecule enhances fire fighting effectiveness. Unfortunately, bromine radicals are also strong ozone-depleting agents. For the past 30 years, halons have been widely used in fire fighting equipment, and have been released into the ...

  • International Fire Code®

    Coordinated with the International Building Code®, this volume references additional standards to comprehensively address fire safety in new and existing buildings. Forty-five chapters cover: • General precautions against fire• Emergency planning and preparedness• Fire service features• Building services and systems• ...

  • The Art and Science of Lightning Protection

    A lightning strike to an unprotected object or system can be disastrous - in the United States lightning is responsible for over 30% of all electric power failures, causes billions of dollars worth of property damage, and an average of 85 fatalities a year. This accessible text describes all aspects of lightning protection and includes many ...

  • Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System

    Scientific evidence linking chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting substances to global ozone depletion led to the initial control of chemicals under the 1987 Montreal Protocol. Since then it has been realized that some actions taken to reduce future depletion of the ozone layer could also influence global warming. When the Kyoto Protocol ...

  • ASTM Standards and Technical Articles Relating to Structural Glazing (CD-ROM)

    This unique, new ASTM publication provides 12 ASTM specifications, test methods, practices and terminology for using silicone adhesives to attach glass, metal, or other panel materials to the structure of a building. These sealants help protect glass and other panels on the building facades from the stress of wind and temperature. Also included ...

  • ASTM Standards and Technical Articles Relating to Structural Glazing (PRINT)

    This unique, new ASTM publication provides 12 ASTM specifications, test methods, practices and terminology for using silicone adhesives to attach glass, metal, or other panel materials to the structure of a building. These sealants help protect glass and other panels on the building facades from the stress of wind and temperature. Also included ...

  • Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

    Anthropogenic influences to the earth's system, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and lithosphere, represent a serious challenge to our planet's ecosystems and natural environments. Bioclimatology, hydrology, bio-hydrology and eco-physiology are important scientific research areas with wide application to environmental ...

  • Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats

    Cities tend to become more crowded, the high rise buildings taller, the traffic nodes more complex. The volume of hazardous cargo passing increases with the growth of economy and the expansion of technology. As we have seen in the recent past, cities can become too easily a focus of terror. To counter these trends measures have to be taken. This ...

  • Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats

    Cities tend to become more crowded, the high rise buildings taller, the traffic nodes more complex. The volume of hazardous cargo passing increases with the growth of economy and the expansion of technology. As we have seen in the recent past, cities can become too easily a focus of terror. To counter these trends measures have to be taken. This ...

  • API 570 For Petroleum Refining Standards

    General ApplicationCoverageAPI 570 covers inspection, rating, repair, and alteration procedures for metallic and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) piping systems and their associated pressure relieving devices that have been placed inservice.IntentThe intent of this code is to specify the ...

  • Sittig´s Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens

    Safety and environmental health professionals, including industrial hygienists, safety managers, environmental specialists, safety engineers, toxicologists, chemical manufacturers and distributors, safety equipment manufacturers, waste disposal specialists, health care professionals including nurses and physicians, and first-response personnel ...

  • Geotechnics of High Water Content Materials

    STP 1374, written by worldwide experts in their field, examines a broad range of topics covering the latest geotechnical engineering developments in high water content materials. Emphasis is given to construction on marginal lands and disposal of high water content waste materials. Various types of high water content materials are explored, ...

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