Chapter 22

Introduction to Fire Protection

Abstract

Students are provided with an overview of fire, what sustains a fire, and the four major sources of ignition. Heat transfer and heat sources are also topics of discussion in this chapter. Finally, the subjects of extinguishing fires and the various systems used to douse a fire are covered.

Keywords

Carbon dioxide; Combustible; Conduction; Convection; Deluge system; Dry chemical; Dry pipe; Flammable; Flammability range; Flash point; Foam; Halon; Ignition point; Radiation; Standpipe; Wet-Pipe
Fire protection in the United States has developed only as a result of the loss of human life and property. Unfortunately, development continues only because loss of life and property continues.
On October 9, 1871, ...

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