SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS DESIGN

SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3H121217
Module Leader John Kevin Day
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The module covers the design and installation of automatic control systems for both life safety and property protection. System components, design criteria and practical aspects of installation of fire control systems are examined and the methodologies and requirements of the British European Standard, CIBSE and LPC design guidance and codes of practice applied.

Syllabus

System components, operational characteristics, design criteria and practical aspects of installation of manual and automatic fire control systems. British/European Standard, CIBSE and LPC design guidance and codes of practice for water-based automatic fire control systems

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Explain the operational characteristics of components and system requirements for automatic fire control systems (FR: A2, C3; BCS: A2, C3)2. Apply British/European Standard, CIBSE and LPC design guidance and codes of practice to design pre-calculated water-based fire control systems for different spatial configurations, fuel load distributions and occupancy categories. (FR: A4, A5, B1, B2, B4, C1; BCS: A2, A6, B1, C3)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The learning strategy is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials and computer laboratory sessions and is Blackboard supported. The key themes introduced in the lectures are explored through directed reading, self-study exercises, tutorial exercises, computer laboratory sessions and the coursework assignments. Tutorial discussions and group exercises allow students to reflect on their own and other students learning and understanding and different approaches to problem solving. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the programme.

Indicative Reading

Fire Service Manual Volume 3 - Fire Safety - Fire Protection of Buildings - Section 1 Fire Extinguishing Systems (available on line) Sprinkler systems explained. A guide to sprinkler installation standards and rules BRE Report 503 (available on-line) Residential sprinklers for fire protection. Part 1 - introduction BRE Digest 519 (available on-line) Sprinkler systems for fire protection of commercial and industrial buildings BRE Digest 518 (available on-line) Automatic fire sprinkler systems. A good practice guide BRE FB 19 (available on-line) British/European Standard, CIBSE and LPC design guidance and codes of practice as directed Recommended Reading Society of Fire Protection Engineers Handbook, 4th Edition Academic and professional journals as directed

Transferrable Skills

D1, D3, D7, D12, D13, D14

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 14.00
Assessment (PT) 14.00
Practicals (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 200.00
Independent Learning (PT) 150.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Practicals (PT) 12.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 150.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 60.00 35% Fire Control System Design Project
Exam (School) 2.00 40.00 35% Class Test: Fire Controls Systems