Course syllabus

Aktiva system
Fire Detection and Suppression

VBR082, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2015-06-03

General Information

Compulsory for: BI3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

Aim

The objective of the course is to provide the students with knowledge within the Active System field. By combining and applying knowledge gained from previous courses, the student is provided with insight into how this knowledge can be applied and utilised to analyse, evaluate, and design active systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The first part of the course includes lectures, which is combined with laboratory sessions and consultations with training leaders. The lectures deal with the design of active systems, detectors, extinguishing media, and extinguishing devices, sprinkler systems, water mist, and a selection of other active systems. The course section is concluded with a written examination which takes place at the beginning of the second term. During the later part of the course, a group project is carried out. The project work is based on the students going out into the community and finding an actual project case. On the basis of the project case's assumptions, the project owner's protection objectives, as well as the risks of damage to people, property, and the environment, the students will evaluate existing systems and design new active systems. The project work will be presented in a seminar at the end of the course. Present at the seminar will be the case project owner, representatives from the local Rescue Services, students, and instructors. The students will also be allowed to argue against another group's work at the concluding seminar.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Successful completion is based on the written examination, laboratory work, assignments, and project assignments including examining another project assignment. The laboratory session is only conducted once a year.

Parts
Code: 0102. Name: Active Systems.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination and approved laboratory reports and attendance at all laboratory sessions are requirements for final certification. Contents: The first part of the course includes lectures, which is combined with laboratory sessions and consultations with training leaders. The lectures deal with the design of active systems, detectors, extinguishing media, and extinguishing devices, sprinkler systems, water misting, and a selection of other active systems. The course section is concluded with a written examination. Further information: Laboratory exercises are given once per year.
Code: 0202. Name: Special Project.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project assignment. Contents: The project work is based on the students going out into the community and finding an actual project case. On the basis of the project case's assumptions, the project owner's protection objectives, as well as the risks of damage to persons, property, and the environment, the students will evaluate existing systems or design new active systems.

Admission

Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VBRF10 Fire Dynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR060, VBR081

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Bjarne Husted, bjarne.husted@brand.lth.se
Further information: Group assignments require active participation. Each group member must individually be able to account for the content of the assignment. If a group member does not fulfill the demands of the group or ignores hers/his commitment, she/he can be reassigned to another group or get a fail result. Some lectures may be given in English.