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Document ID (ISN)102784
CIS number 03-1848
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2744-6
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 152
Author(s) Houlding R.C., Pew P.J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Assessment of benefits of fire compartmentation in chemical warehouses
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. ii, 55p. Illus. 43 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report concerns the fire protection measures that can be applied in non-pesticide chemical warehouses. Specific advice for the design of such warehousing is lacking, particularly with regard to the minimization of off-site hazards by taking into account the effects of dispersion of smoke. The report discusses the benefit of various compartment wall options in mitigating fire hazards, and describes the development of a model for comparing the risk reduction resulting from the installation of different fire protection measures within a chemical warehouse site. The model considers the relative benefit of fire protection measures in limiting fire spread. The report also discusses potential areas for model improvement.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; warehouses; fire spread limitation; neighbourhood protection; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; description of technique; mathematical models; design of equipment; premises
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Storage and warehousing