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Document ID (ISN)68334
CIS number 97-259
ISBN(s) 0-87765-354-2
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Title The SFPE handbook of fire protection engineering
Bibliographic information National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101, USA, 2nd ed., 1995. viii, [1185]p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 163.00.
Abstract This revised handbook is the only major reference work on fire protection engineering to combine theory, research results and calculation methods in a practical form. Produced jointly by NFPA and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, it presents practical strategies for understanding and solving analysis and design problems. This revised edition has 6 sections: fundamentals (fluid mechanics, types of heat transfer, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, thermal decomposition of polymers, structural mechanics, premixed burning, properties of building materials, probability, statistics); fire dynamics (flame and air behaviour during fires, combustion by-products, ignition of liquid fuels, smoldering combustion, spontaneous combustion, flaming ignition, smoke properties); hazard calculations (burning rates, calorimetry, heat generation, fire modelling, compartment fires, smoke and heat venting, human behaviour, emergency movement, explosion protection); design calculations (detection systems, hydraulics, fire protection systems, fire resistance of materials, smoke control); fire risk analysis (computer simulations, fire risk ranking, extreme value theory, reliability, subjective measurements, economical aspects, quantitative risk assessment in chemical process industries). Appendices.
Descriptors (primary) fire behaviour; safety by design; fire prevention; fire protection
Descriptors (secondary) USA; spontaneous combustion; fire resistance; smoke; fluid mechanics; list of chemical substances; hazard evaluation; mathematical simulation; mathematical models; manuals
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires