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The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Second Edition

The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Second Edition by Mark Bromann
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INTRODUCTION
FIRE SPRINKLERS: THEIR HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
OVERVIEW OF A BASIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN (GETTING STARTED)
Plans and Specification
Starting the Work on Your Plan
BASIC DESIGN OVERVIEW (PART 2)
FURTHER SPECIFICS OF DESIGN BASICS
Dimensioning Pipe Lengths
Considerations for Office Areas
Take-Outs
Noted Dimensions
The System Header
At the End of the Job
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING RESPONSIBILITIES
Locate Sprinklers in an Open Space
Some Other Red Flags
The Consulting Engineer's Onus
Hazard Evaluation o On-the-Job Responsibilities
Critical Design Considerations
Communicate!
Always be on the Alert
FINISHING THE PLAN
STOCKLISTING
Areas Subject to Freezing
Auxiliary Dry Systems
Anti-Freeze Systems
Factors to Consider
Sprinkler System Conversions
Engineering Design Options
PIPE HANGING
SYSTEM CODE REQUIREMENTS
Customizing Your Work to the Job at Hand
Code Specifics
Making Use of NFPA Pamphlet #13
Study Questions
BASICS OF HYDRAULIC CALCULATION
The Project Example
Primary Calculation Considerations
Cross-Main Calculation Procedures
Completing the Hydraulic Calculation
Proving System Adequacy
Some Finer Points
System Variations
PREPARATION FOR THE NICET EXAMINATION
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
Study Questions
PIPING METHODS AND DETAILS
OPTIONS FOR HYDRAULIC DESIGN
The Grid Calculation
The Loop Calculation
To Bear in Mind
HIGH-PILED STORAGE
Commodity Classification
Commodity Piling Height
Code Application
Another Application Example
Sprinkler Options
Study Questions
TECHNIQUES FOR RETROFIT WORK
Measure and Quantify the Existing Buildings in Three Dimensions
Prepare the Design and Layout by Survey
Make a Comprehensive Effort
Recent Examples of Retrofit Design Work
THE ROLE OF FIRE PUMPS AND THEIR USAGE
The Horizontal Electric Fire Pump
Vertical Turbine Pumps
In-Line and End-Suction Pumps
Diesel-Drive Pumps
Pump Selection
Energy for Start-up and Operation
The Codes
Code Interpretations
Field Engineering Concerns
Size and Safety
BASICS OF FIRE PUMP LAYOUT
Proper Proximity of the Pump
What the Code Dictates
Fire Alarm Control Panels
Fire Pump Performance Curves
Sizing the Fire Pump
Detailing the Pump Plan
Installation Considerations
Fire Pump Testing Apparatus
RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER DESIGN
Project Design Considerations
NFPA Pamplet #13-R Requirements
Laying Out the System Piping
Residential Sprinkler Plan Preparation
The Intent and Significance of Pamphlet #13-R
Study Questions
Additional Referenced Material
PROJECT ESTIMATING
ECONOMIES OF THE DESIGN FUNCTION
APPENDICES
Fire Sprinkler Application Review
In-House Engineer Training
Protecting Computer Rooms
Figures and Photos (136 figures and tables, 15 photos)
Friction Loss Tables for Thinwall Cross-Mains
ANSWER KEY
GLOSSARY
INDEX

Each chapter also contains an introduction, references, and endnotes.
CRC Press; April 2001
304 pages; ISBN 9781420031911
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Title: The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Second Edition
Author: Mark Bromann
 
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