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Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition

By R. Craig Schroll

CRC Press – 2002 – 252 pages

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    978-1-58716-058-5
    March 27th 2002

Description

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regulations along with recent technological advances have rendered the first edition of this popular handbook somewhat out of date and left fire safety professionals without a current, reliable reference devoted to their needs.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
  • Reviews

    "Workplace safety is important in all occupations; effective safety programs result in fewer lost worker days, lower and fewer claims, and better company performance; all these factors impact company bottom lines. Writing for students and practitioners, Schroll emphasizes the industrial setting, covering topics such as fire loss, fire behavior, loss control programs, life safety, hazard control, fie protection system, emergency planning, emergency teams, and coping with fires … Numerous photographs and charts supplement the clearly laid out text … a useful compendium of information for those who need a wide range of solid introductory material…"

    -CHOICE, October 2002

    Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    NATURE OF THE PROBLEM

    Scope of the Fire Loss Problem

    Case Histories

    Factors Which Affect Fire Loss

    Can Loss Prevention and Control Have an Impact?

    FIRE BEHAVIOR

    The Need for Understanding

    What is Fire?

    Ignition Sources

    Measures of Flammability

    Heat Transfer

    Products of Combustion

    Extinguishing Methods

    Extinguishing Agents

    LOSS CONTROL PROGRAMS

    What is a Fire Loss Control Program?

    Why Are Loss Control Programs Needed?

    Who Needs a Loss Control Program?

    Loss Control Approaches

    Loss Control Process

    Loss Control Program Essentials

    Organizing for Loss Control

    Non-Emergency Organization

    Emergency Organization

    Implementing Loss Control

    Managing Loss Control

    LIFE SAFETY

    General Principles

    Detailed Requirements

    Human Behavior

    Exits

    Smoke and Fire Control

    Evacuation Planning

    Emergency Action Plan Exercises

    Personnel Training

    HAZARD CONTROL

    Hazard Control versus Fire Prevention

    Hazard Control Hierarchy

    Specific Hazards

    Hazard Analysis

    Fire Prevention Plans

    Hazard Control Policies and Procedures

    INSTALLED FIRE PROTECTION

    General Principles

    Passive Systems

    Active Systems

    Why Installed Fire Protection is Important

    Justifying Installed Fire Protection

    Fire Walls

    Alarm Systems

    Standpipe Systems

    Automatic Sprinkler Systems

    Water-Spray Systems

    Foam Systems

    Water Supply Systems

    Halon Systems

    Halon Substitute Systems

    Dry Chemical Systems

    Carbon Dioxide Systems

    Explosion Suppression Systems

    Installed System Impairments

    Inspection and Maintenance of Systems

    Evaluate System Needs

    PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

    Types and Performance Characteristics of Extinguishers

    Extinguisher Ratings

    Extinguisher Regulations

    Selection of Extinguishers

    Placement of Extinguishers

    Use of Extinguishers

    Personnel Training in the Use of Extinguishers

    Inspection of Extinguishers

    Maintenance of Extinguishers

    EMERGENCY PLANNING

    Why is Planning Important?

    Who Should Be Involved?

    When Do Plans Need to Be Made?

    When Do Plans Need to Be Changed?

    How to Develop Plans

    Input from Other Plans

    Systematic Emergency Planning

    Tactical Surveys

    Action Plans

    Diagrams

    Plan Manuals

    Where Plans Should Be Kept

    How to Use Plans

    Planning for Outside Agency Involvement

    EMERGENCY TEAMS & FIRE BRIGADES

    Determining Needs

    Personnel

    Organization

    Equipment

    Training

    Managing Day-to-Day Operations

    Non-emergency Functions

    Emergency Operations

    Industry/Fire Department Cooperation

    COPING WITH FIRE

    Why What You Do is Important

    Notifications

    Prioritize Salvage Efforts

    Documenting the Incident

    Dealing with the Media

    Insurance Issues

    Cause Determination

    Evaluate Business Impact

    APPENDIX A - ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    APPENDIX B - RESOURCE LIST

    APPENDIX C - Glossary

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