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Ferguson L.H., Janicak C.A. Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

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Ferguson L.H., Janicak C.A. Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional
Government Institutes, 2005. 341 p. – ISBN:0-86587-988-5
Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Introduction to Industrial Fire Protection
Fire Prevention versus Fire Protection
Importance of Fire Safety
Historical Major Fire Losses in the United States
Trends in Fires in the United States
Economic Impact of Industrial Fires in the United States
Deaths and Injuries Due to Industrial Fires
OSHA and Fire Safety
Sources of Information
Summary
Chapter Questions
References
Chemistry and Physics of Fire
Fire Tetrahedron
Combustion
Unique Combustion Phenomena
Heat versus Temperature
Heat Transfer
Sources of Heat
Physics of Combustion
Fire Hazards of Materials
Hazardous Materials
Sources of Information on Hazardous Materials
Chapter Questions
References
Common and Special Hazards
Electricity as an Ignition Source
Hazardous Locations and the National Electrical Code
Defining Hazardous Locations
Safe Design of Electrical Equipment
National Testing Laboratories
Flammable Liquids and Combustible Liquids
Upper and Lower Explosive Limits
Flammable- and Combustible-Liquid Storage
Containers and Portable Tanks
Transferring Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Storage Cabinets
Inside Storage Rooms
Storage Tanks
Outside Aboveground Tanks
Underground Tanks
Tank-Vehicle and Tank-Car Loading and Unloading
Workplace Practices
Hydrogen
Liquefied-Hydrogen Systems
Acetylene
Oxygen
Liquefied-Petroleum Gas
Tank-Car and Truck-Loading or Unloading
Chapter Questions
References
Mechanical and Chemical Explosions
Anatomy of an Explosion
Explosives and Blasting Agents
Labels and Placards
Explosives-Handling and -Storage Procedures
Transporting Explosives
Use of Explosives and Blasting Agents
Oxidizing Agents
Ammonium Nitrate
Boiling-Liquid Expanding-Vapor Explosions
Dust Explosions
Cylinder Failures
Boilers and Unfired Pressure Vessels
Boiler Maintenance
Chapter Questions
References
Building Construction
Basic Terminology
Structural Elements
Characteristics of Building Materials
Fire-Resistance Ratings
Major Types of Building Construction
Fire-Protection Features
Protection of Openings in Fire Walls
Impact of Ventilation on Building Fires and Smoke
Movement
Interior Finish
Building Contents
Fire Loading
Occupancy and Commodity Classifications
Unique Risks for Fire in High-Rise Buildings
Building Codes
Major Provisions of Building Codes
Model Building Codes
Chapter Questions
References
Life Safety in Buildings
Loss of Life in Buildings
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
Imperial Food Products Plant Fire
People’s Behaviors and Actions in a Fire
Origin and Development of NFPA 101
Building Occupancies and Life Safety
Building Codes and Life Safety
NFPA Requirements for Life Safety in Industrial
Occupancies
Emergency-Action Plans
Fire-Prevention Plans
Chapter Questions
References
Hazardous Processes
Processes Involving Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Electrostatic Spray Operations
Spray Booths
Sources of Ignition
Ventilation
Flammable and Combustible Liquids: Storage and Handling
Fire Protection
Operations and Maintenance
Drying, Curing, and Fusion Apparatuses
Aerated-Powder Coating Operations
Electrostatic Fluidized Beds
Dip Tanks and Coating Operations
Design and Construction of Dipping and Coating
Equipment and Systems
Electrical and Other Sources of Ignition
Ventilation
Storage, Handling, and Distribution of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Liquid Piping Systems
Fire Protection
Operations and Maintenance
Inspection and Testing
Training
Chapter Questions
References
Alarm and Detection Systems
NFPA 72 Classifications for Fire Alarm Systems
Power Supplies for Alarm Systems
Initiating Devices
Basic Considerations for Installation
Selection of Initiating Devices
Heat-Sensing Fire Detectors
Location of Heat-Sensing Fire Detectors: Spot versus Line
Devices
Smoke-Sensing Fire Detectors
Location and Spacing of Smoke Detectors
Radiant-Energy-Sensing Fire Detectors
Location and Spacing of Radiant-Energy-Sensing Fire
Detectors
Sprinkler-Water-Flow Alarm-Initiating Devices
Signal Annunciation
Notification Devices
Audible and Visible Criteria of Notification Devices
Reporting Systems
Public Fire Alarm Systems
Central-Station Fire Alarm Systems
Proprietary Supervising-Station Systems
Remote-Supervising-Station Fire Alarm Systems
Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm
Systems
Chapter Questions
References
Fire Extinguishment
Classifications of Fires
Extinguishing Agents
Water
Water Use on Special Hazards
Carbon Dioxide
Halogenated Agents
Dry Chemicals
Foam Extinguishing Agents
Combustible Metal Extinguishing Agents
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Labeling
Fire Extinguisher Rating Systems
Fire Extinguisher Use in the Workplace
Fire Extinguisher Distribution and Mounting
Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing
Training
Water-Based Sprinkler Systems
Impact of Sprinkler Systems on Fires
Wet-Pipe Systems
Water Supply and Distribution
Piping
Outside Stem and Yoke Valves
Water-Flow Alarms
Dry-Pipe Systems
Cross-Mains and Branch Lines
Sprinkler Heads
Fire Department Connections
Sprinkler-System Inspections
Fire Hydrants
Standpipe and Hose Systems
Chapter Questions
References
Fire-Program Management
Introduction
Hazard Identification
Quantification of Risk
Fire-Protection and -Prevention Strategies
Measurement of the Effectiveness of Fire Strategies
Emergency-Response Plans
Federal Regulations Related to Emergency Response
FEMA
OSHA
EPA
NFPA 1600: Recommended Practice for Emergency
Management
Planning an Emergency-Response Strategy
Developing the Written Emergency-Response Plan
Emergency Medical Care
Training
Personal Protective Equipment
Media Control
Recovery after an Emergency
Investigation of Emergency Incidents
Maintenance of Fire-Protection Systems
Fire Inspections
Hot-Work-Permit Programs
Chapter Questions
References
Appendix A: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated
Contingency Plan
Solutions to Chapter Questions
Glossary: Fire Safety Terminology
Index
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