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Design of special hazard and fire alarm systems

Author: Robert M Gagnon
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text is an essential resource for understanding how to design, install, and inspect both simple and complex special hazard and fire alarm systems. Updated to reflect the most current NFPA standards for optimum code-compliant performance, including the 2007 Edition of NFPA 72, this new edition combines real-world applications with the latest technologies so readers can easily transfer the information they learn  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Gagnon
ISBN: 9781418039509 1418039500
OCLC Number: 145431785
Description: xxii, 537 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Special hazard and fire alarm fundamentals --
Fundamental concepts for design of special hazard and fire alarm systems --
Ethics and professional development --
Special hazard suppression agents and their applications --
Water-based special hazard systems --
Low-expansion foam system design --
Medium and high expansion foam system design --
Water mist systems --
Ultra high-speed explosion suppression systems and ultra high-speed water spray systems --
Gaseous and particulate agent special hazard systems --
Clean agent and halon replacement extinguishing system design --
Carbon dioxide system design --
Dry chemical and wet chemical extinguishing system design --
Special hazard detection, alarm, and releasing fire alarm systems --
Fire detection and alarm systems --
Fire alarm system initiating devices --
Fire alarm system notification appliances --
Fire detector placement --
Fire alarm circuit design and fire alarm control units --
Properties of flammable liquids --
Properties of combustible liquids --
Pipe diameters --
Selected NFPA standards --
NFPA standards correlated to core competencies and learning performance objectives.
Responsibility: Robert M. Gagnon.
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A guide to fire protection systems, this work is a resource for inspecting, designing, installing, using, and understanding a wide variety of simple and complex special hazard and fire alarm systems.  Read more...

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Introduction. Contract Drawings. Specifications. Surveys. Specialized Agents & Their Applications. Fire Extinguishers. Low Expansion Foam System Design. High Expansion Foam System Design. Halon Read more...

 
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