Fire Fighting Pumping Systems At Industrial Facilities

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William Andrew, Jun 10, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 216 pages
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Written from the perspective of industrial users, this is the only book that describes how to install an effective firewater pumping system in a pragmatic and budget-conscious way rather than with purely the regulatory framework in mind. Based on the wide-ranging industrial experience of the author, this book is also the only one that deals with the particular risks and requirements of off-shore facilities. This book takes the reader beyond the prescriptive requirements of the fire code (NFPA, UL) and considers how to make the best choice of design for the budget available as well as how to ensure the other components of the pumping system and supporting services are optimized.



  • The only alternative to guides written by regulatory enforcement bodies, this book is uniquely practical and objective – demonstrating how and why the standards need to be met
  • Covers a wide range of industries, including those with exceptional requirements such as off-shore petroleum facilities and chemical plants
  • Written by someone who has been responsible for the safety of large numbers of workers and billions of dollars worth of equipment, for those in similarly responsible positions
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Historical Applications of Firewater Pumping Systems
1
Chapter 2 Philosophy of Protection
9
Chapter 3 Firewater Flow Requirements
13
Chapter 4 Duration of Firewater Supplies
19
Chapter 5 Sources of firewater pump supply
25
Chapter 6 Pump Types and Applications
37
Chapter 7 Pump Installation Piping Arrangements and Accessories
55
Chapter 8 Materials of Construction
83
Chapter 11 Reliability
125
Chapter 12 Classified Area Pump Installations
131
Chapter 13 Firewater Pump Acceptance and Flow Testing
137
Chapter 14 Human Factors and Quality
151
Appendices
159
Bibliography
165
Glossary
169
Index
175

Chapter 9 Pump Drivers and Power Transmission
89
Chapter 10 Firewater Pump Controllers
113

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Dr. Dennis P. Nolan has had a long career devoted to risk engineering, fire protection engineering, loss prevention engineering and systems safety engineering. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from Berne University, Master of Science degree in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a U.S. registered professional engineer in fire protection engineering in the state of California.He is currently on the Executive Management staff of Saudi Aramco, located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as a Loss Prevention Consultant/Chief Fire Prevention Engineer. He covers some of the largest oil and gas facilities in the world. As part of his career, he has examined oil production, refining, and marketing facilities under severe conditions and in various unique worldwide locations, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and North and South America. His activity in the aerospace field has included engineering support for the NASA Space Shuttle launch facilities at Kennedy Space Center (and for those undertaken at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California) and “classified national defense systems. Dr. Nolan has received numerous safety awards and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, He is the author of many technical papers and professional articles in various international fire safety publications. He has written at least four books, several published by Elsevier.

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