|Document ID (ISN)||102784|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 152
||Houlding R.C., Pew P.J.
Health and Safety Executive
||Assessment of benefits of fire compartmentation in chemical warehouses
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. ii, 55p. Illus. 43 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr152.pdf [in English]
||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.
||fire hazards; warehouses; fire spread limitation; neighbourhood protection; chemical products
||United Kingdom; report; description of technique; mathematical models; design of equipment; premises
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Storage and warehousing