This course covers the principles of the nature of fire.

 

Module 1

This module will cover the principles of combustion looking at both exothermic and endothermic reactions.  It covers the following topics

  • Exothermic reactions
  • Endothermic reactions
  • The radical chain process
  • Nature of fire
  • Extinguishing fire

 

Module 2

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Atomisation and its effect on the combustion process
  • Effect of droplet size
  • Flammable limits

 

 

 

 

Module 3

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Flashpoint
  • Firepoint
  • Auto-ignition temperature

 

 

Module 4

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Vapour density
  • Relative density

 

 

 

 

Module 5

This module will cover the following topics:

  • The flammable range
  • Lower explosive limit
  • Upper explosive limit

 

 

 

Module 6

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Exponential fire growth
  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation
  • Direct flame impingement

 

 

Module 7

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Stages of combustion
  • Induction
  • Growing
  • Fully developed
  • Decay

 

 

Module 8

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Dust explosions
  • Pre-conditions
  • Control measures

 

 

 

 

Module 9

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Nature of open fire
  • Fire development in enclosed spaces
  • Flashover
  • Backdraft

 

 

 

Module 10

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Detonation
  • Deflagration
  • Confined explosions
  • Unconfined explosions

 

 

 

 

Module 11

This module will cover the following topics:

  • BLEVE
  • Mexico city