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  • Fire Detection in Warehouse Facilitiesby Joshua Dinaburg; Daniel T. Gottuk

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    Automatic sprinklers systems are the primary fire protection system in warehouse and storage facilities. The effectiveness of this strategy has come into question due to the challenges presented by modern warehouse facilities, including increased storage heights and areas, automated storage retrieval systems (ASRS), limitations on water supplies, and... more...

  • Accidental Or Incendiary?by Richard D. Fitch; Edward A. Porter

    Charles C Thomas 1997; US$ 54.95

    This new updated edition provides fire investigators with a better understanding of fire dynamics. The subjects covered in the 17 chapters include: investigation of fires; accidental or incendiary; safety precautions; pyromaniacs; arsonists; vacant and occupied building fires; aircraft, boat and motor vehicle fires; electrical fires; false alarms;... more...

  • Fire Toxicityby A A Stec; T R Hull

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 315.00

    Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused on preventing ignition and reducing flame spread through reducing the rate of heat release, while neglecting the important issue of fire toxicity.... more...

  • Fawley's Front Lineby Roger Hansford

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In one of the most at-risk areas of the country, fire-fighting and preparedness are no laughing matter. Home to the UK's largest refinery, Fawley is vulnerable to petrochemical fires making the fire service vital to the town's infrastructure. Roger Hansford documents the provision and response of the local fire brigades through the century, not least... more...

  • Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Handbookby Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This handy volume is a ready “go to” reference for the chemical engineer, plant manager, process engineer, or chemist working in industrial settings where dust explosions could be a concern, such as the process industries, coal industry, metal industry, and others.  Though dust explosions have been around since the Earth first formed,... more...

  • Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Massby CCPS

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Complemented by an estimating tool spreadsheet based on a fixed set of chemicals to assist in risk estimations, Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass converts a "best guess" to a calculated value based on available information and current technology. The text documents and explains the science and background of the technology-based... more...

  • The Home Security Handbookby Lynne Finch; Mike Seeklander

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Do you know what to do if you think someone is in your house? What if an unmarked car is trying to pull you over on a dark and lonely? Author Lynne Finch takes a comprehensive look at ways to improve your family?s immediate safety and methods for protecting them in the future. Finch covers a wide range of topics from temporary ways renters can make... more...

  • The Lightning Flash, 2nd Editionby Vernon Cooray

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1753; US$ 190.00

    With contributions from today?s leading lightning engineers and researchers, this updated 2nd edition of Vernon Cooray?s classic text, The Lightning Flash provides the reader with an essential introduction to lightning and its impact on electrical and electronic equipment. Providing the reader with a thorough background into almost every aspect of... more...

  • Basic Alarm Electronicsby John Sanger

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Basic Alarm Electronics is an introductory manual on security systems. The book is comprised of 11 chapters that cover the electronic components and circuits involved in alarm systems. The text first covers the basic concepts, and then proceeds to presenting electronic components, schematics, diagrams, and symbols. The next two chapters detail Ohm?s... more...