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1. Assessment of Fire Protection Measures

The society invests huge amounts of money every year to protect themselves against fire. It could be action by individuals purchasing smoke alarms or larger employers, committed to protecting their plant with water sprinklers. These measures will almost certainly be helpful in preventing and reducing the effects of a fire, but how do you know which steps and combinations of measures will provide the most effective results?



Why do some small fires grow large?
This project aims to produce knowledge on the factors that lead to some fires become large fires and investigate whether there are characteristic patterns specific to large fires in different types of objects.

Publisher: Lunds Tekniska Högskola | Job No.: 101-071| Year: 2012

Read the report: Why do some small fires grow large?
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Read the report: A study of roof fires based on statistics and fire investigations.
Read the report: A methodology for assessing fire damage scenario of nuclear plants.
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Author: Nils Johansson, Patrick van Hess

Read also the article in "Fire" Technology ": "Identifying Deficiencies in Fire Protection".
Author: Nils Johansson, Patrick van Hess and Stefan Särdkvist

 



Optimized design of fire gas ventilation – effect of external wind impacts
In the design of thermal fire gas ventilation provides a number of alternative methods for determining the required size of the coamings, including the total opening area of frånluftsluckor in the taknivå and tilluftsöppningar at ground level. A standard procedure for the calculation is to simulate a number of fires on the premises, sometimes with a simple system of equations that can be solved by hand calculation but usually with a computer-based model. Only a handful of "design" cases are usually into and impact of external wind or how blowers are designed and located is normally not taken into account at all. It can thus be understood to design in many cases is performed with an unnecessarily dramatic simplification of a complex but seemingly lösbart, problem.
Publisher: R16-Infrastructure AB | Author: Jorgen Carlsson
Job no: 100-071
| Year: 2010
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Index method for assessment of fire risks in industries
To assess whether an investment in fire protection is "profitable" can be very difficult. The project is a computer program designed to help policy makers analyse investment in fire protection was produced.
Publisher: Lund University | Author: Henrik Johansson
Job no: 108-021
| Year: 2004
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A new computer support for economic optimization of fire protection
Decision on economic optimization of fire protection in industries and other facilities, it is necessary to have in General a basis in the form of an event tree that describes the potential fires with and without protective gear. Furthermore, each event trees covered by each edge given a value for probability, and each leaves a price tag.
Publisher: University Of Stockholm | Author: Per-Erik Malmnäs
Job no: 104-991
| Year: 2002
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Economic optimization of the industrial fire protection
The project "Economic optimization of the industrial fire protection" has developed methods that can be used to evaluate various fire protection option in a specific building. In the assessment of the various options you should also be able to take into account the difference in the level of risk, when you compare the options. The project has developed a model for how to implement the values and then focused on three areas which have been identified as extra interesting to develop the model.
Publisher: Lund University | Author: Henrik Johansson
Job no: 105-001
| Year: 2002
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