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Document ID (ISN)23176
CIS number 75-923
ISSN - Serial title Bulletin technique de la Suisse romande
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Herpol G.A.
Title Some bases for the evaluation of fire hazard in industrial buildings
Original title Quelques bases de calcul du risque d'incendie dans les bâtiments industriels. [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1974, Vol.100, No.22, p.432-437. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Scientific analysis of fire hazard is based on 2 fundamental principles: fire load (the most important parameter) and fire resitance of interior walls. This article shows up some lacunae in the mathematical formula for the fire load, comments on the "fire reaction index" (Ra) defined by the Fire Research Centre of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and suggests a new definition of "fire load". Ra values for 36 commonly used materials are given in tabular form.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; hazard evaluation; industrial buildings
Descriptors (secondary) fire load; research; safety analysis; fire resistance
Document type -
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fires
Risk evaluation