Fire Protection for Commercial Facilities

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CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Science - 251 pages

When confronted with a fire protection problem, building management is often desperately short on information and know-how in this critical component of protection for their own facility. It is not that the material is hard to grasp, but that there is so much of it that makes the task seem so daunting. Touching on the many subfields of fire protection engineering, Fire Protection for Commercial Facilities deconstructs the issues of fire prevention and life safety into easily digested information.

Written in a conversational tone that makes the concepts easy to understand, this book presents systems and practices that can increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and effectively control fires. It provides guidance for decision making regarding what can be effectively controlled in-house, and what should be contracted out to relieve the workload burden of the in-house staff. The information offered augments a broad range of expertise common to building or plant engineers, keeping them abreast of the divergent subfields of fire prevention.

Every facility manager dreams of the day when absolutely nothing goes wrong, the week where no new unforeseen problems occur. A fire protection problem is just one of the many emergencies that might spoil this dream. Delineating current and time-tested fire protection practices, this book explores the wide array of fire protection engineering applications encountered during typical facility operations so that facilities managers can be well-versed, informed, and better able to handle fire-related incidents.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Fire Prevention Basics
1
Chapter 2 Hazardous Commodities and Conditions
11
Chapter 3 Selling the Concept
25
Chapter 4 The Local Municipality
31
Chapter 5 The Role of Firefighters
39
Chapter 6 Automatic Sprinkler Systems
43
Chapter 7 Water Supplies
53
Chapter 8 Commercial Fire Inspections
65
Chapter 17 Lightning Protection
139
Chapter 18 Hotels and Motels
143
Chapter 19 Multiresidences
147
Chapter 20 Enclosed Shopping Malls
155
Chapter 21 Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
159
Chapter 22 Nursing Homes
165
Chapter 23 Storage Warehouses
169
Chapter 24 Correctional Facilities
177

Chapter 9 Fire Alarms
71
Chapter 10 Fire Extinguishers
79
Chapter 11 Fire Pumps
85
Chapter 12 Standpipe Systems
99
Chapter 13 Antifreeze Systems for Unheated Areas
105
Chapter 14 The Lifespan of a Sprinkler System
113
Chapter 15 Fire Protection for Computer and Electrical Rooms
119
Chapter 16 Kitchens
129
Chapter 25 Vacant Structures
183
Chapter 26 Paint Spray Booths
189
Chapter 27 Signage
195
Chapter 28 FAQs
203
A Fire Protection Overview
213
Back cover
237
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Mark Bromann, Rally Fire Protection Services, Illinois, USA