Industrial Fire Protection Handbook Second Edition

Industrial Fire Protection Handbook  Second Edition Author R. Craig Schroll
ISBN-10 9781420031751
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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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regulations along with recent technological advances have rendered the first edition of this popular handbook somewhat out of date and left fire safety professionals without a current, reliable reference devoted to their needs.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 extinguishers

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles Author Dennis P. Nolan
ISBN-10 9780323311441
Year 2014-05-28
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher William Andrew
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Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author’s life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically on oil and gas and related chemical facilities. This new edition includes updates on management practices, lessons learned from recent incidents, and new material on chemical processes, hazards and risk reviews (e.g. CHAZOP). Latest technology on fireproofing, fire and gas detection systems and applications is also covered. An introductory chapter on the philosophy of protection principles along with fundamental background material on the properties of the chemicals concerned and their behaviours under industrial conditions, combined with a detailed section on modern risk analysis techniques makes this book essential reading for students and professionals following Industrial Safety, Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection Engineering courses. A practical, results-oriented manual for practicing engineers, bringing protection principles and chemistry together with modern risk analysis techniques Specific focus on oil and gas and related chemical facilities, making it comprehensive and compact Includes the latest best practice guidance, as well as lessons learned from recent incidents

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional Author Lon H. Ferguson
ISBN-10 9781591919605
Year 2005-09-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Government Institutes
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Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional provides safety managers with a guide for incorporating fire hazard awareness and protection into their safety management plans. Industrial fires pose one of the greatest threats to organizations in terms of financial, human, and property losses. Understanding fire safety basics, the physics of fire, and the properties and classes of common hazards is key to designing fire safety management programs that not only protect an organizationOs assets but also ensure the safe evacuation of all involved. Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace_from the substances required to do business to the building construction itselfd_and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards. Each chapter includes a chapter summary and sample problems, making this an ideal training tool in the workplace or the classroom. Answers to chapter questions and a comprehensive glossary and index are provided at the end of the book.

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering Author Morgan J. Hurley
ISBN-10 9781493925650
Year 2015-10-07
Pages 3493
Language en
Publisher Springer
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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”

Fire Apparatus Operator Pumper

Fire Apparatus Operator  Pumper Author Thomas Sturtevant
ISBN-10 9781435438620
Year 2011-01-21
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Practical and straight-forward, including all new step-by-step skills, FIRE APPARATUS OPERATOR: PUMPER, 3rd EDITION meets the intent of Chapter 5 of the NFPA 1002, 2009 Edition. Boasting a full-color design with enhanced photos and graphics, the third edition steps the reader through the basics of driving, pump operations and maintenance before moving on to the specifics of hydraulics and the calculations required for on scene operations. With expanded coverage on safe driving practices and driver requirements as well as a special section on rural pump operations, this book is a necessary training manual for aspiring driver/operators as well as a handy resource for practicing pump operators. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fire Loss Control

Fire Loss Control Author P. M. Bochnak
ISBN-10 0824784138
Year 1991-03-01
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Provides managers, architects, plant engineers, technicians, and others with a concise background in the principles of fire protection and property loss control (a new chapter on life safety elements was added to the second edition). Some of the topics are the characteristics and behavior of fire, t

Biological Control in Plant Protection

Biological Control in Plant Protection Author Neil Helyer
ISBN-10 9781840766011
Year 2014-04-30
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook continues the objective of providing a handbook with profiles and full-color photographs of as many examples of biological control organisms from as wide a global area as possible. It is designed to help readers anticipate and recognize specific problems of pest management and then resolve them using the natural enemies of pests—parasites, predators, and pathogens. The authors first describe the impact of predator-prey relationships on host plant species in arable, orchard, and protected environments. The main sections of the book include profiles of pests, beneficial arthropods (insects and mites), and beneficial pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes), featuring a tabular pest identification guide. Descriptions of biocontrol organisms are divided into four sections: species characteristics, lifecycle, crop/pest associations, and influences of growing practices. The text is illustrated throughout with color photographs of the highest quality. This revised edition helps readers more fully understand the concepts and practice of biological control and integrated pest management. All chapters have been updated and expanded, and more than 300 new photographs have been added. The second edition covers new beneficial organisms and pest profiles, and it includes a new chapter on the practical aspects and application of biological control. It also contains a new final chapter that puts biological control in perspective, discussing interactions that occur when using biocontrol for population management as well as some of the possible mechanisms of biocontrol.

The Medical Device R D Handbook Second Edition

The Medical Device R D Handbook  Second Edition Author Theodore R. Kucklick
ISBN-10 9781439811955
Year 2012-12-05
Pages 510
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Exploring the practical, entrepreneurial, and historical aspects of medical device development, this second edition of The Medical Device R&D Handbook provides a how-to guide for medical device product development. The book offers knowledge of practical skills such as prototyping, plastics selection, and catheter construction, allowing designers to apply these specialized techniques for greater innovation and time saving. The author discusses the historical background of various technologies, helping readers understand how and why certain devices were developed. The text also contains interviews with leaders in the industry who offer their vast experience and insights on how to start and grow successful companies—both what works and what doesn’t work. This updated and expanded edition adds new information to help meet the challenges of the medical device industry, including strategic intellectual property management, operating room observation protocol, and the use of new technologies and new materials in device development.

Slip Trip and Fall Prevention

Slip  Trip  and Fall Prevention Author Steven Di Pilla
ISBN-10 1420082361
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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More than one million people suffer from a slip, trip, or fall each year and 17,700 died as a result of falls in 2005. They are the number one preventable cause of loss in the workplace and the leading cause of injury in public places. Completely revised, Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition demonstrates how, with proper design and maintenance, many of these events can be prevented. This well-illustrated and carefully researched volume covers standards and best practices for facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods in the U.S. and abroad. It includes checklists, handouts, case studies, rich online resources, and an extensive bibliography. See what’s new in the Second Edition: Enhanced photographs and tables, profiles of online resources, updated examples, case studies, and sidebars A new chapter on the unique hazards and controls to protect staff and patrons in food service A new chapter on known parameters and causes of patient falls, assessment methods, and methods for reduction of staff falls Discussion of flooring and floor maintenance, cleaning products and methods, outsourcing, and maintenance Coverage of management controls, a holistic approach to integrating slip/fall prevention controls into existing functions, hazard mapping, and electronic inspection systems Physical aspects of rubber walkways surfaces, expanded floor mats, new stairway statistics, visibility, and design Roughness measurements, perception of slipperiness, overseas standards, profiles of high risk industries, and accident investigation Contrary to popular belief, most slips and falls are not due to carelessness. This handbook examines the many options available in the design and maintenance of facilities that can reduce or eliminate the potential for slips and falls.

Handbook of Fire Technology

Handbook of Fire Technology Author R. S. Gupta
ISBN-10 8125013520
Year
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher Orient Blackswan
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This is a basic book for fire officers, security and safety officers and all others concerned with the prevention of fires. It deals with the fundamentals of fire engineering. Precautionary measures, extinction and elimination of risks in industrial establishments have been given special importance.

Insect Repellents Handbook Second Edition

Insect Repellents Handbook  Second Edition Author Mustapha Debboun
ISBN-10 9781466553552
Year 2014-09-19
Pages 409
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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The public has a great desire for products that prevent the annoyance of biting insects and ticks, but that desire does not always translate into sensible use of those products. Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition summarizes evidence-based information on insect repellents to inform decisions by those involved with insect repellent research, development, and use. This authoritative, single-source reference makes it possible for you to quickly gain a working level of expertise about insect repellents, without having to search through the scattered literature. The previous edition was the first comprehensive volume on this subject and quickly became the definitive reference on insect repellents. This second edition reflects the current state of insect repellent science, covers the processes involved in the development and testing of new active ingredients and formulations, and discusses the practical uses of repellents. The book includes thought-provoking discussions on how repellents work, their neuromolecular basis of action, and whether green chemistry can provide effective repellents. It also supplies an in-depth understanding of the development of repellents including testing methods, review of active ingredients, and the use of chemical mixtures as repellents. It provides science-backed chapters on repellent use including best practices for use of personal protection products, criteria for repellent use, and insect repellents for other potential use.