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Protection of buildings, Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary

  • 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...

  • Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principlesby Dennis P. Nolan

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 160.00

    Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements,... more...

  • Assessment of Total Evacuation Systems for Tall Buildingsby Enrico Ronchi; Daniel Nilsson

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This SpringerBrief focuses on the use of egress models to assess the optimal strategy for total evacuation in high-rise buildings. It investigates occupant relocation and evacuation strategies involving the exit stairs, elevators, sky bridges and combinations thereof. Chapters review existing information on this topic and describe case study simulations... more...

  • Towards a Territorial Multi-Disaster Buildings’ Resistance Certificationby Daniele Fabrizio Bignami

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Disaster risk is increasing, not only in number of events, but also in incurred losses. Such increases are being driven also by the growing exposure of assets, due to the rapid urban growth, because vulnerability decreases as countries develop, but not enough to compensate. The situation will be more and more critical, due to the growth of the amount... more...

  • Fire Safety Management Handbook, Third Editionby Daniel E. Della-Giustina

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Safety managers today are required to go beyond compliance with the latest fire codes to implement proactive fire safety management programs that improve profitability. By reducing property loss insurance premiums and fostering an efficient work environment to help realize quality gains, safety managers can add to the bottom line; however, they need... more...

  • Fire Behavior and Fire Protection in Timber Buildingsby Roza Aseeva; Boris Serkov; Andrey Sivenkov

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    This volume describes fire behavior and fire protection of timbers in outdoors and indoors application mainly in construction industry. The Authors? novel approach considers the relationship between various species and age of timbers and its fire behavior at different thermal and fire loads. Quantitative data of ignition speed and flame propagation... more...

  • Einsatztaktik für den Gruppenführerby Hermann Schröder

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 10.14

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Rote Heft 10 gibt den Einsatzleitern, beispielhaft an der Funktion des Gruppenführers dargestellt, Hinweise für richtiges einsatztaktisches Verhalten im Feuerwehreinsatz. Anhand eines Ablaufplans, einem Modell für den immer wieder zu durchlaufenden Führungsvorgang, werden theoretische Hintergründe erläutert und daraus praktische... more...

  • 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...