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Course Learning Outcomes: Describe the basic fire science principles affecting fire protective systems.
Enabling Points:Explain the process called fire Define ignition Explain the relationship between lean and rich when dealing with flammable vapors Explain the "fire triangle" Discuss the relationship between fire plumes and ceiling jets, and explain the importance of understanding each Explain how chemicals work in fire suppression Define: British thermal unit (BTU) latent heat of vaporization specific heat List and explain the three methods of heat transfer Explain why steam is an effective suppression agent Define and explain exothermic reaction endothermic reaction List and explain the mechanisms that water uses to suppress a fire Explain: physical fire separation smothering chemical modification dilution List and explain the disadvantages of water as a suppression agent Explain the difference in high expansion and blanketing foams
This module satisfies part of the requirements of work elements 11010 & 14013 as listed in the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Program Detail Manual, Levels I and II General Work Elements for certification of automatic sprinkler system layout technicians. (4th Edition- Reprint Nov. 2007)
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