SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
  • Author : Philip J. DiNenno
  • Publisher : National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Pages : 829
  • Relase : 1988-01-01
  • ISBN : 0877653534

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Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings

Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings
  • Author : International Code Council
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2021-10-30
  • ISBN : 9783030790141

Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings Book Review:

This Guide provides information on special topics that affect the fire safety performance of very tall buildings, their occupants and first responders during a fire. This Guide addresses these topics as part of the overall building design process using performance-based fire protection engineering concepts as described in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance Based Fire Protection. This Guide is not intended to be a recommended practice or a document that is suitable for adoption as a code. The Guide pertains to “super tall,” “very tall” and “tall” buildings. Throughout this Guide, all such buildings are called “very tall buildings.” These buildings are characterized by heights that impose fire protection challenges; they require special attention beyond the protection features typically provided by traditional fire protection methods. This Guide does not establish a definition of buildings that fall within the scope of this document.

SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire

SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire
  • Author : Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 159
  • Relase : 2018-11-14
  • ISBN : 9783319946979

SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire Book Review:

This single resource for the fire safety community distills the most relevant and useful science and research into a consensus-based guide whose key factors and considerations impact the response and behavior of occupants of a building during a fire event. The Second Edition of SFPE's Engineering Guide: Human Behavior in Fire provides a common introduction to this field for the broad fire safety community: fire protection engineers/fire safety engineers, human behavior scientists/researchers, design professionals, and code authorities. The public benefits from consistent understanding of the factors that influence the responses and behaviors of people when threatened by fire and the application of reliable methodologies to evaluate and estimate human response in buildings and structures. This Guide also aims to lessen the uncertainties in the "people components" of fire safety and allow for more refined analysis with less reliance on arbitrary safety factors. As with fire science in general, our knowledge of human behavior in fire is growing, but is still characterized by uncertainties that are traceable to both limitation in the science and unfamiliarity by the user communities. The concepts for development of evacuation scenarios for performance-based designs and the technical methods to estimate evacuation response are reviewed with consideration to the limitation and uncertainty of the methods. This Guide identifies both quantitative and qualitative information that constitutes important consideration prior to developing safety factors, exercising engineering judgment, and using evacuation models in the practical design of buildings and evacuation procedures. Besides updating material in the First Edition, this revision includes new information on: Incapacitating Effects of Fire Effluent & Toxicity Analysis Methods Occupant Behavior Scnearios Movement Models and Behavioral Models Egress Model Selection, Verification, and Validation Estimation of Uncertainty and Use of Safety Factors Enhancing Human Response to Emergencies & Notification of Messaging The prediction of human behavior during a fire emergency is one of the most challenging areas of fire protection engineering. Yet, understanding and considering human factors is essential to designing effective evacuation systems, ensuring safety during a fire and related emergency events, and accurately reconstructing a fire.

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
  • Author : National Fire Protection Association,Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Publisher : National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Pages : 1199
  • Relase : 1995-01-01
  • ISBN : 0877653542

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SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
  • Author : Philip J. DiNenno
  • Publisher : National Fire Protection Assn
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 0877658218

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SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-based Fire Protection

SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-based Fire Protection
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : National Fire Protection Assn
  • Pages : 207
  • Relase : 2007-01-01
  • ISBN : 0877657890

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Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings

Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings
  • Author : David Yung
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2008-12-17
  • ISBN : 9780470714058

Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings Book Review:

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.

Structural Design for Fire Safety

Structural Design for Fire Safety
  • Author : Andrew H. Buchanan,Anthony Kwabena Abu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 437
  • Relase : 2017-01-30
  • ISBN : 9780470972892

Structural Design for Fire Safety Book Review:

Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
  • Author : Morgan J. Hurley,Daniel T. Gottuk,John R. Hall Jr.,Kazunori Harada,Erica D. Kuligowski,Milosh Puchovsky,Jose ́ L. Torero,John M. Watts Jr.,CHRISTOPHER J. WIECZOREK
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 3493
  • Relase : 2015-10-07
  • ISBN : 1493925644

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering Book Review:

Revised and significantly expanded, the fifth edition of this classic work offers both new and substantially updated information. As the definitive reference on fire protection engineering, this book provides thorough treatment of the current best practices in fire protection engineering and performance-based fire safety. Over 130 eminent fire engineers and researchers contributed chapters to the book, representing universities and professional organizations around the world. It remains the indispensible source for reliable coverage of fire safety engineering fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, modeling and more. With seventeen new chapters and over 1,800 figures, the this new edition contains: Step-by-step equations that explain engineering calculations Comprehensive revision of the coverage of human behavior in fire, including several new chapters on egress system design, occupant evacuation scenarios, combustion toxicity and data for human behavior analysis Revised fundamental chapters for a stronger sense of context Added chapters on fire protection system selection and design, including selection of fire safety systems, system activation and controls and CO2 extinguishing systems Recent advances in fire resistance design Addition of new chapters on industrial fire protection, including vapor clouds, effects of thermal radiation on people, BLEVEs, dust explosions and gas and vapor explosions New chapters on fire load density, curtain walls, wildland fires and vehicle tunnels Essential reference appendices on conversion factors, thermophysical property data, fuel properties and combustion data, configuration factors and piping properties “Three-volume set; not available separately”

International Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering

International Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering
  • Author : Kevin LaMalva,Danny Hopkin
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 3030771245

International Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering Book Review:

This Handbook is focused on structural resilience in the event of fire. It serves as a single point of reference for practicing structural and fire protection engineers on the topic of structural fire safety. It is also stands as a key point of reference for university students engaged with structural fire engineering. Maximizes reader understanding of the concepts of structural fire safety and why/how they emerged and evolved over time Discusses what design fire models exist, when they might be chosen and why Details how different materials respond to fire and the methods that can be employed to attempt to ensure adequate structural response in fire Provides guidance concerning how solutions can be adequately implemented during the construction process Reviews the means by which post-fire performance can be interrogated and under what circumstances different structural forms can or cannot be re-instated.

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design
  • Author : Jane Lataille
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 133
  • Relase : 2002-10-24
  • ISBN : 9780080506494

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design Book Review:

A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline. Protecting people, buildings and the environment from the impact of fire requires a comprehensive, systematic approach that includes the analysis of fire hazards as well as the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, suppression and communications systems. Jane Lataille takes the reader beyond these basic issues and includes information on mitigating potential fire damage through proper design and construction of buildings, industrial processes and utility systems. Through specific examples, the reader sees how fire protection engineering can be integrated with mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical engineering. The book also includes a section on writing fire protection specifications as well as a comprehensive reference list. * Assure effective fire protection design through engineering * Avoid costly fire protection redesign * Effectively integrate fire protection features into project specifications

Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering

Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering
  • Author : John H. Klote,James A. Milke,Paul G. Turnbull
  • Publisher : American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • Pages : 484
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 1936504243

Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering Book Review:

"In handbook form to be useful to practicing engineers and other professionals, this book addresses smoke control design, smoke management, controls, fire and smoke control in transport tunnels, and full scale fire testing. For those getting started with computer models CONTAM and CFAST, there are simplified instructions with examples"--

Industrial Fire Protection Engineering

Industrial Fire Protection Engineering
  • Author : Robert G. Zalosh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 412
  • Relase : 2003-04-11
  • ISBN : UOM:39015056676623

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Polypropylene

Polypropylene
  • Author : J. Karger-Kocsis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 966
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9789401144216

Polypropylene Book Review:

My heart sank when I was approached by Dr Hastings and by Professor Briggs (Senior Editor of Materials Science and Technology and Series Editor of Polymer Science and Technology Series at Chapman & Hall, respectively) to edit a book with the provisional title Handbook of Poly propylene. My reluctance was due to the fact that my former book [1] along with that of Moore [2], issued in the meantime, seemed to cover the information demand on polypropylene and related systems. Encour aged, however, by some colleagues (the new generation of scientists and engineers needs a good reference book with easy information retrieval, and the development with metallocene catalysts deserves a new update!), I started on this venture. Having some experience with polypropylene systems and being aware of the current literature, it was easy to settle the titles for the book chapters and also to select and approach the most suitable potential contributors. Fortunately, many of my first-choice authors accepted the invitation to contribute. Like all editors of multi-author volumes, I recognize that obtaining contributors follows an S-type curve of asymptotic saturation when the number of willing contributors is plotted as a function of time. The saturation point is, however, never reached and as a consequence, Dear Reader, you will also find some topics of some relevance which are not explicitly treated in this book (but, believe me, I have considered them).

Enclosure Fire Dynamics

Enclosure Fire Dynamics
  • Author : Bjorn Karlsson,James Quintiere
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 1999-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781420050219

Enclosure Fire Dynamics Book Review:

The increasing complexity of technological solutions to both fire safety design issues and fire safety regulations demand higher levels of training and continuing education for fire protection engineers. Historical precedents on how to deal with fire hazards in new or unusual buildings are seldom available, and new performance-based building codes

Ignition Handbook

Ignition Handbook
  • Author : Vytenis Babrauskas
  • Publisher : Fire Science Pub
  • Pages : 1116
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 0972811133

Ignition Handbook Book Review:

From the publisher's website: "The Handbook is a massive resource, consisting of 1116 pages, tightly set in a 2-column, 8.5" x 11" (215 x 280 mm) format. The book includes 627 black-and-white figures, 447 tables, and 140 color plates. The Handbook is divided into two main sections: Chapters 1 through 13 include presentations of the fundamental principles of ignition sources and of the response of ignitable materials to heat or energy in various forms. Chapters 14 and 15 constitute an "encyclopedia of ignition," containing extensive information on individual materials, devices, and products. Chapter 14 comprises alphabetically-arranged narrative descriptions of ignition properties and hazards for substances ranging from "Accelerants in incendiary fires" to "Zirconium." Chapter 15 contains database tables giving information on 473 pure chemical compounds and over 500 commercial or natural products, including such substances as dusts, fuels, lubricants, plastics, and woods."

Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection

Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection
  • Author : Charles A. Harper
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 562
  • Relase : 2003-09-20
  • ISBN : 9780071433303

Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection Book Review:

The first handbook devoted to the coverage of materials in the field of fire engineering. Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook walks you through the challenging maze of choosing form the hundreds of commercially available materials used in buildings today and tells you which burn and /or are weakened during exposure to fire. It is the burning characteristics of materials, which usually allow fires to begin and propagate, and the degradation of materials that cause the most damage. Providing expert guidance every step of the way, Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook helps the architect, designers and fire protection engineers to design and maintain safer buildings while complying with international codes.

Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition

Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition
  • Author : R. Craig Schroll
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781420031751

Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition Book Review:

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 extinguishers

Fire Dynamics

Fire Dynamics
  • Author : Dougal Drysdale
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 1985-06-26
  • ISBN : UOM:39015016107230

Fire Dynamics Book Review:

Brings together, for the first time, the basic scientific and engineering principles essential to an understanding of fire behavior. Gathered from a wide range of sources, it covers basic organic and physical chemistry, aspects of heat and mass transfer, premixed and diffusion flames, ignition flame spread, the steady burning of liquid and solid fuels, burning in enclosures, the concepts of fire severity and resistance, and a brief review of smoke production and movement. Includes problems and answers, and detailed references to source materials to facilitate further study.

Standpipe Systems for Fire Protection

Standpipe Systems for Fire Protection
  • Author : Kenneth E. Isman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 385
  • Relase : 2016-12-19
  • ISBN : 9783319477503

Standpipe Systems for Fire Protection Book Review:

This important new manual goes beyond the published NFPA standards on installation of standpipe systems to include the rules in the International Building Code, municipal fire codes, the National Fire Code of Canada, and information on inspection, testing, and maintenance of standpipe systems. Also covered are the interactions between standpipe and sprinkler systems, since these important fire protection systems are so frequently installed together. Illustrated with design examples and practical applications to reinforce the learning experience, this is the go-to reference for engineers, architects, design technicians, building inspectors, fire inspectors, and anyone that inspects, tests or maintains fire protection systems. Fire marshals and plan review authorities that have the responsibility for reviewing and accepting plans and hydraulic calculations for standpipe systems are also an important audience, as are firefighters who actually use standpipe systems. As a member of the committees responsible for some of these documents, Isman also covers the rules of these standards and codes as they are written, but also provides valuable insight as to the intent behind the rules. A noted author and lecturer, Professor Isman was an engineer with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), is an elected Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and currently Clinical Professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at University of Maryland. /div