The book includes black-and-white figures, tables, and color plates. The Handbook is divided into two main sections: Chapters 1 through 13 include presentations of the fundamental principles of ignition sources and of the response of ignitable materials to heat or energy in various forms. Co-published by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Even though ignition is the most important event in the course of a fire no ignition: no fire , there had not previously been a handbook devoted to this vital safety topic.
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Sorry, no more copies to sell. Only the PDF edition is now available. But note that the PDF edition does have all the corrections incorporated into it, so users do not need to obtain the Corrigenda. This is a question we get asked a lot. It is a massive, page book, in PDF format. It is a collection of Excel spreadsheets that provide tabular material on the various chemicals, products, and hazmat materials as a database.
This allows users to readily manipulate the data, the same way that any other spreadsheet data can be manipulated. Co-published by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Even though ignition is the most important event in the course of a fire no ignition: no fire , up until now there has not been a handbook devoted to this vital safety topic. The Handbook is a massive resource, consisting of pages, tightly set in a 2-column, 8.
The book includes black-and-white figures, tables, and color plates. The Handbook is divided into two main sections: Chapters 1 through 13 include presentations of the fundamental principles of ignition sources and of the response of ignitable materials to heat or energy in various forms. For long life and ease of use, the book has been manufactured using the highest quality, traditional book production processes—the book is printed on acid-free paper, the pages are sewn rather than glued together , and the book is bound in real cloth covers.
Two placeholder ribbons are provided. Fire safety is a truly interdisciplinary specialty and includes professionals working as fire protection engineers, fire investigators, fire safety scientists, loss prevention specialists, hazmat specialists, risk managers, insurance adjustors and SIU personnel, chemical process safety engineers, forensic scientists, and others. The educational backgrounds of these individuals will be diverse, especially as concerns their understanding of mathematics.
The qualitative information will be of value to all fire safety professionals, while those without a good foundation in mathematics can omit the mathematical sections. The Handbook will also be of interest to electrical engineers, since it is the first book to examine electrical fires from a systematic, comprehensive point of view. The Ignition Handbook treats in detail not just ignition of fires but also initiation of explosives and pyrotechnics and explosions of unstable substances.
The scope of the Handbook includes the initiation of exothermic reactions in such substances. The sections that deal with hazardous materials will be of special interest to workers in this field, because the Handbook endeavors to present ignition aspects in a more thorough way than can be found in existing monographs.
It is a tremendously impressive accomplishment, which has no peer in the area of fire science or fire protection engineering. Great book, amazing the amount of work that you put in it. Carlos Fernandez-Pello, U. It will be a very useful addition to the technical library. It is the first major book on this topic and is outstanding in depth, comprehensiveness, clarity, and scholarly detail.
An interesting feature of the book are color photos from actual fires, also various types of explosions. Very helpful in diagnosing fire and explosion events.
Throughout the book there are also a large number of well-printed black-and-white diagrams and graphs. A substantial chapter covers pyrophoric materials and chemicals prone to runaway exothermic reactions. A long chapter, practically a book in itself pages , consists of an alphabetized set of topics, A to Z, dealing with the ignition characteristics of many specific substances, manufactured articles and devices.
Some topics discussed in unusually thorough detail include ignition by many kinds of electrical malfunctions, microwaves, eddy currents, lightning, friction, burning brands, and many others. The material is critically evaluated, synthesized, and distilled into a coherent view of ignition phenomena. It is a remarkable book and a major contribution. The author presents fundamental science relating to combustion, which is presented in a manner suitable for beginners with only a rudimentary understanding of chemistry, then expands upon this treatment at a level that would be suitable for the most advanced experts in areas relating to ignition of fires and explosions.
After describing the fundamentals of combustion, it then addresses, chapter by chapter, the ignition of gases and vapours, dust clouds, liquids and solids. Significantly, it also has very useful chapters on self-heating, one on explosives and pyrotechnics, and one on preventative measures. Chapter 9 on self-heating 75 pages of double-column text is really a book in its own right…Shows a remarkable understanding in the summaries and descriptions for each area.
Andy McIntosh, Trans. ISBN For convenience of users, much of the tabular material contained in Chapter 15 of the Handbook is made available in the form of a CD-ROM.
This allows easy access to information and also permits users who wish to seek to discover new data correlations to do this conveniently. The database tables provide information on pure chemical compounds and over commercial or natural products, including such substances as dusts, fuels, lubricants, plastics, and woods.
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Sorry, no more copies to sell. Only the PDF edition is now available. But note that the PDF edition does have all the corrections incorporated into it, so users do not need to obtain the Corrigenda. This is a question we get asked a lot. It is a massive, page book, in PDF format.