Hydraulics for Firefighting / Edition 2

Hydraulics for Firefighting / Edition 2

by William Crapo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1418064025

ISBN-13: 2901418064029

Pub. Date: 07/27/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The newest edition to Delmar's successful Fire Rescue line, Hydraulics for Firefighting leads readers through the principles, theory, and practical application of fire service hydraulics. Written in a format that will help guide the new firefighter through even the most technical hydraulic principles and complex laws of physics, the first 9 chapters concentrate

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The newest edition to Delmar's successful Fire Rescue line, Hydraulics for Firefighting leads readers through the principles, theory, and practical application of fire service hydraulics. Written in a format that will help guide the new firefighter through even the most technical hydraulic principles and complex laws of physics, the first 9 chapters concentrate heavily on theory and formulas. The author takes care to explain theories in ways that are easily understood by anyone with knowledge of basic algebra. In addition, examples appear immediately after detailed technical explanations, presenting the requisite theory in terms of a practical application. The final 4 chapters offer opportunities for readers to apply their new knowledge of hydraulics to real-world tasks, such as: calculating engine pressure, getting the most out of the available water supply, and testing and inspecting water-based suppression systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901418064029
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/27/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352

Table of Contents

Introduction to Hydraulics. Force and Pressure. Bernoulli's Theorem. Velocity and Flow. GPM. Friction Loss. Pump Theory. Theory of Drafting. Fire Streams. Calculating Engine Pressure. Advanced Problems in Hydraulics. Water Supply. Standpipes, Sprinklers, and Fireground Formulae.

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