Fire Service Hydraulics / Edition 2

Fire Service Hydraulics / Edition 2

by Dick Sylvia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0912212039

ISBN-13: 9780912212036

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

This time-honored classic has been used to help instruct personnel throughout the country in the science and art of fire service hydraulics. The fundamentals of hydraulics are unchanging. Topics discussed include water distribution systems, friction loss calculations, discharge and nozzle pressures, fire streams, standpipe systems, sprinkler systems, and foam systems.

Overview

This time-honored classic has been used to help instruct personnel throughout the country in the science and art of fire service hydraulics. The fundamentals of hydraulics are unchanging. Topics discussed include water distribution systems, friction loss calculations, discharge and nozzle pressures, fire streams, standpipe systems, sprinkler systems, and foam systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912212036
Publisher:
Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
Signed
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceIII
IntroductionV
Part 1Theory
1Water--at Rest and in Motion2
Hydrostatics or Liquids at Rest
Liquids in Motion, Hydrokinetics
2Velocity and Discharge43
Flow Velocity and Nozzle Discharge
Nozzle Reaction
Friction Loss in Water Conductors
Part 2Water
3Water Distribution Systems74
Water Supply Systems
Fire Flow Tests
4Fire Service Pumps138
Centrifugal, Piston and Rotary Pumps
Booster and High Pressure Pumps
Portable and Back-Pack Pumps
Tanker Pumps
Municipal and Industrial Fire Pumps (Stationary)
Part 3Practice
5Friction Loss Calculations226
How Friction Loss Works
Friction Loss in Small Hose
Flow Advantages of Big Hose
6Engine and Nozzle Pressures239
Parallel Lines
Aerial Stream Calculations
Relay Pumping
7Fire Streams293
Nozzle Performance
Heavy Streams
8Standpipe Systems308
Water Supplies
Operating at Fires
9Automatic Sprinkler Systems324
Classifications of Sprinkler Systems
Water Supplies for Sprinkler Systems
Part 4Foam
10Fire Fighting Foams and Foam Systems344
Characteristics of Foam
Foam Generation Methods
Proportioning Devices
Foam Systems
AppendixFire Stream Tables, Friction Loss Table, Conversion Tables (Cubic Feet to Gallons, Gallons to Cubic Feet), Contents of Cylinders, Circumferences and Areas of Circles, Square Roots393
Index423

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