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The most current guide to fire protection systems is here! Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems, 2E is an essential resource for inspecting, designing, installing, using, and understanding a wide variety of simple and complex special hazard and fire alarm systems. Updated to reflect eight of the most current NFPA standards for optimum code-compliant performance, including the 2007 Edition of NFPA 72, the book also uses real-world applications and covers the latest technologies so readers can easily transfer the information they learn to their daily work experiences. Ideal for architects, engineers, layout technicians, fire service personnel, plumbers, mechanical contractors, and sprinkler firms, it is a valuable reference tool for anyone who interacts with these important and intricate systems.
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.
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.