Fire Fighting Pumping Systems at Industrial Facilities

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William Andrew, Dec 31, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 247 pages
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This book describes fixed firewater pump installations for industrial facilities from the viewpoint of the end users, fire protection engineers, loss prevention professionals, and those just entering a career in which decisions about fire pump installations must be made. Therefore much background information is given for the necessary requirements and usefulness of a firewater pump and the services that interface with it.

This book's primary objective is the provision of practical information and basic background design principles on the application of fixed pumps for fire fighting purposes at industrial facilities, both onshore and offshore. Where specific details are necessary and pertinent to the discussion they are provided, otherwise, these can be found from the applicable fire codes and engineering practices to be applied to the facility. Experience from the installation of fire pumps in the petroleum and chemical industries, historical data, manufacturers specification sheets and regulatory code requirements have been drawn upon for the preparation of the information in this book.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Historical Applications of Firewater Pumping Systems
1
Chapter 2 Philosophy of Protection
12
Chapter 3 Firewater Flow Requirements
16
Chapter 4 Duration of Firewater Supplies
21
Chapter 5 Sources of Firewater Pump Supply
28
Chapter 6 Pump Types and Applications
42
Chapter 7 Pump Installation Piping Arrangements and Accessories
67
Chapter 8 Materials of Construction
103
Chapter 11 Reliability
158
Chapter 12 Classified Area Pump Installations
166
Chapter 13 Firewater Pump Acceptance and Flow Testing
173
Chapter 14 Human Factors Quality Control
190
Appendices
200
Acronyms
206
Glossary
210
Bibliography
215

Chapter 9 Pump Drivers and Power Transmission
109
Chapter 10 Firewater Pump Controllers
141

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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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