Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering
Author: John H. Klote; James A. Milke; Paul G. Turnbull; Ahmed Kashef; Michael J. Ferreira
Format: HARD (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 2012
The Latest in Comprehensive Smoke Control Guidance
Published in cooperation with ICC, NFPA, and SFPE, the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering provides authoritative, comprehensive guidance on the latest in smoke control practice, incorporating the latest research and current engineering approaches. With more than 500 pages of in-depth guidance, the handbook describes smoke control technology, including fundamental concepts, smoke control systems, and methods of analysis, and contains the information needed for the analysis of design fires, including considerations of sprinklers, shielded fires, and transient fuels. Systems discussed in the handbook include those for stairwell pressurization, elevator pressurization, zoned smoke control, and atrium smoke control. This is the first smoke control book with climatic data so that users will have easy-to-use weather data specifically for smoke control design for locations in the U.S., Canada, and throughout the world.
"While serving as a useful tool to practicing engineers, it also is useful to other engineers, architects and code officials. Because the book addresses the principles of how smoke control systems function, it will be useful to engineers throughout the world."
--John H. Klote, D.Sc., P.E., co-author
Following the success of Principles of Smoke Management in 2002, this new book adds coverage of topics including controls, fire and smoke control in transport tunnels, and full-scale fire testing. For those getting started with the computer models CONTAM and CFAST, there are simplified instructions with examples. Unique to previous smoke control literature, this handbook provides many example calculations to help designers prevent smoke damage. It is extremely useful for practicing engineers, architects, code officials, researchers, and students.
Hardcover | 484 Pages | 4 lbs.
Paul Turnbull has been actively involved in the development of codes and standards for smoke control systems for over 24 years. He began his career as a hardware developer, designing RFI power line filters, and later moved into development of control products and accessories for building control systems. He then spent 10 years responsible for safety certifications of building controls, HVAC, fire alarm, and smoke control equipment. For the past 15 years, he has specialized in the development and application of gateways that enable fire alarm, security, and lighting control systems to be integrated with building con- trols in order to provide coordinated operations between these systems. He is an active member in several professional associations focused on control of fire and smoke. Turnbull has a baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in computer science. He is a member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 5.6, Fire and Smoke Control, and the NFPA Smoke Management Committee. He is an instructor for the SFPE smoke control seminars.