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

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  Module 2 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Atomisation and its effect on the combustion process
  • Effect of droplet size
  • Flammable limits
   

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    Module 3 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Flashpoint
  • Firepoint
  • Auto-ignition temperature
 

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  Module 4 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Vapour density
  • Relative density
   

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    Module 5 This module will cover the following topics:
  • The flammable range
  • Lower explosive limit
  • Upper explosive limit
 

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    Module 6 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Exponential fire growth
  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation
  • Direct flame impingement
 

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  Module 7 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Stages of combustion
  • Induction
  • Growing
  • Fully developed
  • Decay
 

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  Module 8 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Dust explosions
  • Pre-conditions
  • Control measures
   

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    Module 9 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Nature of open fire
  • Fire development in enclosed spaces
  • Flashover
  • Backdraft
   

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  Module 10 This module will cover the following topics:
  • Detonation
  • Deflagration
  • Confined explosions
  • Unconfined explosions
   

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    Module 11 This module will cover the following topics:
  • BLEVE
  • Mexico city
   

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