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Cold Water and Supply Systems Rain cycle — sources of water supply Acidity and alkalinity in water Filtration of water Sterilisation Storage and distribution of water Disinfection of water Water mains Valves and taps Joints on water pipes Polyethylene Polythene Water Pipes Pipe jointing materials Direct system of cold water supply Indirect system of cold water supply Hard and soft water Water softening Greeon conditioning and treatment Backflow protection Secondary backflow protection Pipe insulation Cold water storage cisterns Cold water storage calculations Boosted cold water systems Delayed action float valve Pump laws Pipe sizing Hydraulics and fluid flow Part Three: Fuel Characteristics and Storage Fuels — factors affecting choice Solid fuel — properties and storage Domestic solid fuel boilers Solid fuel — biomass Solid fuel — flues Oil — properties Oil — storage and supply Oil-fired burners and appliances Oil servicrs flues Natural gas — properties Liquid petroleum gas — properties and storage Electric boiler Electricity — electrode boiler Part Six: Ventilation Systems Ventilation requirements Guide to ventilation rates Domestic accommodation Mechanical ventilation Types of fan Fan laws Sound attenuation in rfed Air filters Low velocity air flow in ducts Air diffusion and distribution patterns Air curtain Ventilation design Resistances to air flow Part Seven: Drainage Systems, Sewage Treatment and Refuse Disposal Combined and separate systems Partially separate system Rodding point system Sewer connection Drainage ventilation Unventilated stacks Drain laying Means of access Bedding of drains Drains under or near buildings Drain-pipe materials Joints used on drain-pipes Anti-flood devices Garage drainage Drainage pumping Subsoil drainage Tests on drains Soakaways Cesspools and septic tanks Drainage fields and mounds Rainwater management Drainage design Drainage design formulae Waste and refuse processing Part Nine: Sanitary Fitments and Appliances: Discharge and Waste Systems Flushing cisterns, troughs and valves Water closets Bidets Showers Baths Sinks Wash basins and troughs Unplugged appliances Thermostatic temperature control Urinals Hospital sanitary appliances Sanitary conveniences Sanitary conveniences for disabled people Traps and waste valve Single-stack system and variations One- and two-pipe systems Pumped waste system Wash basins — waste arrangements Waste pipes from washing machines and dishwashers Air test Sanitation — data Offsets Ground-floor appliances — high-rise buildings Fire stops and seals Flow rates and discharge units Sanitation design — discharge stack sizing Part Ten: Gas Installation, Components and Controls Natural gas — combustion Mains gas supply and installation Gas service pipe intake Meters Gas controls and safety features Gas ignition devices Purging and testing Gas appliances Balanced flue appliances Open flue appliances Flue blocks Open flue terminals Stainless steel flue lining Shared flues Fan-assisted gas flues Ventilation requirements Combusted gas analysis Gas laws Gas consumption Gas pipe and flue sizing Part Eleven: Electrical Supply and Installations Three-phase generation and supply Electricity distribution Electricity intake to a building Earthing systems and bonding Consumer unit Power and lighting circuits Overload protection Insulated cable Testing completed installation Cable rating Diversity Industrial installations Electric space heating Controls for electric night storage space heaters Construction site electricity Light sources, lamps and luminaires Lighting controls Extra-low-voltage hll Lighting design Daylighting Telecommunications installation Part Twelve: Fire Prevention and Control Buillding Sprinklers Drenchers Hose reel installations Hydrants Foam installations Gas extinguishers Fire alarms Smoke, fire and heat detectors Fire detection electrical circuits Fire prevention in ventilating systems Fire dampers in ductwork Pressurisation of escape routes Smoke extraction, ventilation and control Portable fire extinguishers Carbon monoxide detectors Part Fourteen: Sdrvices Installations Physical security Intruder alarms Micro-switch and magnetic reed Radio sensor, pressure mat and taut wiring Acoustic, vibration and inertia detectors Ultrasonic and microwave detectors Active infra-red detector Passive infra-red detector Lightning protection systems Part Fifteen: Accommodation for Building Services Underground utilities Ducts for engineering services Notching and holing joists Buildng and skirting ducts Medium and large vertical ducts Medium and large horizontal ducts Subways or walkways Penetration of fire structure by pipes Raised access floors Suspended and false ceilings Part Sixteen: Alternative and Renewable Energy Energy production Alternative energy Buulding energy Anaerobic digestion Biogas Wind power Wind power and fuel cells Water power Geothermal power Micro-combined heat and power Solar power Photovoltaic systems Biomass or biofuel Underground coal gasification Carbon capture and storage Hydraulic fracturing Part Seventeen: Appendices Appendix 1 — Glossary of common abbreviations Appendix 2 — Abbreviations for pipework Appendix 3 — Abbreviations for pipework components Appendix 4 — Abbreviations used for drainage systems Appendix 5 — Abbreviations used for sanitation systems Appendix 6 — Graphical symbols for pipework Appendix 7 — Identification of pipework Appendix 8 — Graphical symbols for electrical installation work Appendix 9 — Metric units Appendix 10 — Water pressure and head — Comparison of units Appendix 11 — Conversion of common imperial units to metric Index.