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Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems

Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems, 2nd Ed.


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Author: Robert Gagnon

The most current guide to fire protection systems is here! Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems, 2E is an essential resource for inspecting, designing, installing, using, and understanding a wide variety of simple and complex special hazard and fire alarm systems. Updated to reflect eight of the most current NFPA standards for optimum code-compliant performance, including the 2007 Edition of NFPA 72, the book also uses real-world applications and covers the latest technologies so readers can easily transfer the information they learn to their daily work experiences. Ideal for architects, engineers, layout technicians, fire service personnel, plumbers, mechanical contractors, and sprinkler firms, it is a valuable reference tool for anyone who interacts with these important and intricate systems.


• Coverage of the latest technologies ensures that readers get information that is current, accurate, and immediately applicable

• Includes tables and graphics from the latest NFPA Standards covering systems such as carbon dioxide, explosion prevention, water mist fire protection, and clean agent fire extinguishing

• Simplified methodology for calculating and designing special hazards systems and fire alarm systems facilitates comprehension for readers of all levels

• New technologies and systems are featured in clear-cut photos, bringing key concepts to life

• Numerous examples, problems, and activities encourage critical thinking and application of key concepts

• Ethical practice of special hazards design is covered in detail to ensure proficiency on the job

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