The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Although effective fire sprinkler systems are crucial to public safety, for years, the designers of those systems had few published resources to reference and guide them through their design processes. The first edition of this book changed all that, and now The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems Second Edition suits their needs even better. Written and thoroughly updated by a fire prevention engineer with more than 20 years of experience, this book provides a complete, systematic introduction to automatic fire sprinkler design and layout, from design basics, code requirements, and pipe hanging to hydraulic calculations, retrofits, and details on fire pumps. The author carefully outlines all of a designer's responsibilities and includes an entire chapter dedicated to preparing for the NICET exam. More than 150 sample diagrams, checklists, sample forms, spec sheets, photographs, and a glossary complement the text, and the larger page size of this edition permits clear presentation of diagrams and schematics. The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems not only builds the foundation and skills of newcomers to the field, but also provides an outstanding reference for fire safety professionals, building inspectors, insurance underwriters, and municipal officials.