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Document ID (ISN)102317
CIS number 03-1336
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fuertes Peña J., Rubio Romero J.C.
Title Comparative analysis of the main methods for evaluating fire hazards
Original title Análisis comparativo de los principales métodos de evaluación del riesgo de incendio [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2003, No.25, p.12-17. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract This article summarizes the characteristics of eight methods for evaluating fire hazards (K coefficient and ALPHA factors method, Edwin E. Smith and G.A. Herpol method, intrinsic risk method, Meseri method, Gustav Purt method, Gretener method, ERIC method, FRAM method), and discusses the conclusions drawn from applying six of these methods to a real case. It turns out that it is difficult make global, unique and definite evaluations of the fire hazard, which is why different methods are available. The choice of one or another of the methods should be made according to the specified requirements and the objectives defined.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; comparative study; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; safety engineering
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Risk evaluation