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The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Second Edition

By Mark Bromann, Mark Bromann

CRC Press – 2001 – 304 pages

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    978-1-58716-024-0
    April 5th 2001

Description

Although effective fire sprinkler systems are crucial to public safety, for years, the designers of those systems had few published resources to reference and guide them through their design processes. The first edition of this book changed all that, and now The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems Second Edition suits their needs even better.

Written and thoroughly updated by a fire prevention engineer with more than 20 years of experience, this book provides a complete, systematic introduction to automatic fire sprinkler design and layout, from design basics, code requirements, and pipe hanging to hydraulic calculations, retrofits, and details on fire pumps. The author carefully outlines all of a designer's responsibilities and includes an entire chapter dedicated to preparing for the NICET exam.

More than 150 sample diagrams, checklists, sample forms, spec sheets, photographs, and a glossary complement the text, and the larger page size of this edition permits clear presentation of diagrams and schematics. The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems not only builds the foundation and skills of newcomers to the field, but also provides an outstanding reference for fire safety professionals, building inspectors, insurance underwriters, and municipal officials.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

FIRE SPRINKLERS: THEIR HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

OVERVIEW OF A BASIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN (GETTING STARTED)

Plans and Specification

Starting the Work on Your Plan

BASIC DESIGN OVERVIEW (PART 2)

FURTHER SPECIFICS OF DESIGN BASICS

Dimensioning Pipe Lengths

Considerations for Office Areas

Take-Outs

Noted Dimensions

The System Header

At the End of the Job

ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING RESPONSIBILITIES

Locate Sprinklers in an Open Space

Some Other Red Flags

The Consulting Engineer's Onus

Hazard Evaluation o On-the-Job Responsibilities

Critical Design Considerations

Communicate!

Always be on the Alert

FINISHING THE PLAN

STOCKLISTING

Areas Subject to Freezing

Auxiliary Dry Systems

Anti-Freeze Systems

Factors to Consider

Sprinkler System Conversions

Engineering Design Options

PIPE HANGING

SYSTEM CODE REQUIREMENTS

Customizing Your Work to the Job at Hand

Code Specifics

Making Use of NFPA Pamphlet #13

Study Questions

BASICS OF HYDRAULIC CALCULATION

The Project Example

Primary Calculation Considerations

Cross-Main Calculation Procedures

Completing the Hydraulic Calculation

Proving System Adequacy

Some Finer Points

System Variations

PREPARATION FOR THE NICET EXAMINATION

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies

Study Questions

PIPING METHODS AND DETAILS

OPTIONS FOR HYDRAULIC DESIGN

The Grid Calculation

The Loop Calculation

To Bear in Mind

HIGH-PILED STORAGE

Commodity Classification

Commodity Piling Height

Code Application

Another Application Example

Sprinkler Options

Study Questions

TECHNIQUES FOR RETROFIT WORK

Measure and Quantify the Existing Buildings in Three Dimensions

Prepare the Design and Layout by Survey

Make a Comprehensive Effort

Recent Examples of Retrofit Design Work

THE ROLE OF FIRE PUMPS AND THEIR USAGE

The Horizontal Electric Fire Pump

Vertical Turbine Pumps

In-Line and End-Suction Pumps

Diesel-Drive Pumps

Pump Selection

Energy for Start-up and Operation

The Codes

Code Interpretations

Field Engineering Concerns

Size and Safety

BASICS OF FIRE PUMP LAYOUT

Proper Proximity of the Pump

What the Code Dictates

Fire Alarm Control Panels

Fire Pump Performance Curves

Sizing the Fire Pump

Detailing the Pump Plan

Installation Considerations

Fire Pump Testing Apparatus

RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER DESIGN

Project Design Considerations

NFPA Pamplet #13-R Requirements

Laying Out the System Piping

Residential Sprinkler Plan Preparation

The Intent and Significance of Pamphlet #13-R

Study Questions

Additional Referenced Material

PROJECT ESTIMATING

ECONOMIES OF THE DESIGN FUNCTION

APPENDICES

Fire Sprinkler Application Review

In-House Engineer Training

Protecting Computer Rooms

Figures and Photos (136 figures and tables, 15 photos)

Friction Loss Tables for Thinwall Cross-Mains

ANSWER KEY

GLOSSARY

INDEX

Each chapter also contains an introduction, references, and endnotes.

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