Fire Protection Engineering

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Fire Protection Engineering

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “The pressure in a fluid at rest is the same in all directions” is the definition of _____.
    • A. 

      Pascal's Law

    • B. 

      Ohm's Law

    • C. 

      Law of Inertia

    • D. 

      Resistance

  • 2. 
    _____ can be considered a measure of a fluid’s resistance to deformation or shear, or its readiness to flow when acted upon by an external force.
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Viscosity

    • C. 

      Fluidity

    • D. 

      Density

  • 3. 
    A pressure due only to the weight of a column of fluid is called _____.
    • A. 

      Vacuum pressure

    • B. 

      Inertia

    • C. 

      Static pressure

    • D. 

      Atmospheric pressure

  • 4. 
    A prefect vacuum is ______ absolute pressure.
    • A. 

      32 pounds of

    • B. 

      -32 pounds of

    • C. 

      Zero

    • D. 

      Twice the normal atmospheric

  • 5. 
    The _____ can be considered a statement of the conservation of energy principle appropriate for flowing fluids.
    • A. 

      Voltaic Equation

    • B. 

      Bernoulli Equation

    • C. 

      Pythagorean Theorem

    • D. 

      Newton Equation

  • 6. 
    The _____ of a fluid is defined as the mass of the fluid per unit volume.
    • A. 

      Viscosity

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Atmospheric pressure

    • D. 

      Density

  • 7. 
    Energy slowly diffusing through a medium from a point of higher temperature to a point of lower temperature is called _____.
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Diffusion

  • 8. 
    There are both combustible and noncombustible materials in buildings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Energy that is transmitted with the speed of light by electromagnetic waves, and for which a transmitting medium is not required is called _____.
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Diffusion

  • 10. 
    _____ is some measurable or sensible phenomenon present during combustion.
    • A. 

      Buoyancy

    • B. 

      Asphyxia

    • C. 

      Pascal’s Law

    • D. 

      A fire signature

  • 11. 
    The best possible location for a heat detector is _____.
    • A. 

      Spacing of no more than 30 ft. apart

    • B. 

      Wherever a sprinkler head is located

    • C. 

      At least one per room

    • D. 

      Directly over the fire

  • 12. 
    _____ refers to the relatively rapid gas flow in a shallow layer beneath the ceiling surface which is driven by the buoyancy of the hot combustion products.
    • A. 

      Dispersion

    • B. 

      Ceiling jet

    • C. 

      Fire plume

    • D. 

      Aspiration

  • 13. 
    _____ inhibits the chain reaction of the combustion process because it chemically suppresses the fire very quickly.
    • A. 

      Class D extinguishers

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Halon 1301

    • D. 

      Foam

  • 14. 
    When the air in a building is warmer and less dense than the outside air, it tends to have a buoyant force. The phenomenon is referred to as _____.
    • A. 

      Stratification

    • B. 

      Normal stack effect

    • C. 

      Reverse hydrolysis

    • D. 

      Neutral plane hydraulics

  • 15. 
    _____ detectors complement ionization detectors in that they have high sensitivity to smoldering fires and low sensitivity to low-smoke flaming fires, such as paper and wood fires. 
    • A. 

      Aspiration type

    • B. 

      Light-scattering

    • C. 

      Light-absorbing

    • D. 

      VESDA