SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2021 3:41:59 PMFIRE 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 56Title:  FIRE HYDRAULICS  
Full Title:  Fire Hydraulics
Last Reviewed:12/12/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A review of the math, calculations, principles and variables concerning the application of water as utilized in the fire service including an overview of the properties of water, the use of fire streams, formulas and mental calculations, types of pumps and water supplies, the regulations and standards associated with water delivery systems and the practical application of hydraulics in pumping exercises.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A review of the math, calculations, principles and variables concerning the application of water as utilized in the fire service including an overview of the properties of water, the use of fire streams, formulas and mental calculations, types of pumps and water supplies, the regulations and standards associated with water delivery systems and the practical application of hydraulics in pumping exercises.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate the ability to use mathematics and algebra to perform hydraulic equations.
2.  Identify the different types of water supplies, distribution systems and their associated standards and regulations.
3.  Describe the different types of pumps and the operation principles associated with each.
4.  Identify the various types and sizes of hose streams and their uses.
5.  Demonstrate the use of fire streams and their ranges.
6.  Develop a variety of pumping situations which consider variables such as elevation, velocity, flow rates, friction loss, and nozzle pressure.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Applied Mathematics
   a.  Multiplication and division
   b.  Square root
   c.  Elementary algebra
2.  Principles of Hydraulics
   a.  Hydraulic symbols
   b.  Velocity, rate of flow, and friction loss
   c.  Nozzle and engine pressures
   d.  Other hydraulic formulas
3.  Water Sources
   a.  Static water supplies
   b.  Dynamic water supplies
   c.  Fire code requirements
   d.  Insurance Services Office (ISO) grading system
4.  Fire Pumps
   a.  Positive displacement pumps
   b.  Centrifugal pumps
   c.  Priming pumps
5.  Fire Streams
   a.  Fog and spray
   b.  Straight streams
6.  Pumping
   a.  Various hose layouts
   b.  Sprinklers and standpipes
   c.  Fire pump testing

Assignments:
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1.  Reading of 10 - 40 pages per week
2.  Homework problems such as end of chapter activities
3.  Research paper 3-5 pages
4.  Oral presentation on research paper
5.  Oral presentation evaluations
6.  2 - 5 quizzes
7.  Midterm exam
8.  Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Research paper, written evaluations of oral presentations
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Oral presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hydraulics for Firefighting, Crapo, William F. Cengage Learning, 2008

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