Design of Special Hazard & Fire Alarm Systems / Edition 1

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Put the most current guide to the design of state-of-the-art special hazard and fire protection systems in the hands of your students. Using the most up-to-date NFPA standards and reference data, this text guides the student through the steps needed and become competent in inspecting and designing a wide variety of simple and complex systems. With an added emphasis on ethical practice, the student gains respect and understanding for the process of designing these systems. This valuable text is designed to be either a comprehensive stand-alone text for a one-semester overview, or as the ideal companion to the "Design of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems," also by Robert Gagnon, for a comprehensive, two-semester study of the latest innovations in fire protection system design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827382930
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/4/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Gagnon is the founder and principal engineer of Gagnon Engineering, a fire protection consulting firm, and a periodic lecturer at the University of Maryland and Montgomery College. An active member and elected Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, he is also involved with NFPA, where he chairs and serves on numerous committees. Mr. Gagnon is a Professional Engineer registered in states across the Eastern Seaboard, and holds Level IV Senior Engineering Technician certifications in both Automatic Sprinkler Design and Special Hazards Design. He earned his BA in Mathematics from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), and his BS and MS in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Contract Drawings. Specifications. Surveys. Specialized Agents & their Applications. Fire Extinguishers. Low Expansion Foam System Design. High Expansion Foam System Design. Halon System Design. Clean Agent System Design. Water Mist System Design. Carbon Dioxide System Design. Wet & Dry System Design. Fire Alarm Systems. Fire Detection Systems. Fire Alarm & Detection System Design. Ethics & Professional Development. Complete Reference Tables for the Design of Special Hazard & Fire Alarm & Detection Systems.

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