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Quantitative Risk Assessment in Fire Safety

Quantitative Risk Assessment in Fire Safety by Ganapathy Ramachandran, David Charters 0419207902 9780419207900
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For over a century, regulatory control of building designs for fire safety has been mainly achieved through a framework of prescriptive rules depending heavily on simple standard fire tests and Codes of Practice. These rules are highly empirical and can lead to costly over-designs, particularly for large buildings. However, it is being recognised that probabilistic techniques using statistical information provided by actual fires offer methods that are more rational for dealing with the randomness of fire risk and effectiveness of fire safety measures. Quantitative Risk assessment in Fire Safety explores this new approach. It examines the probability of initiation, smoke movement and fire spread and the reliability of detection, human response and Fire Service intervention. The authors also discuss the implication that such factors have for risk assessment and fire safety. Quantitative Risk assessment in Fire Safety is a book for anyone involved in fire safety and protection.

Author: Ganapathy Ramachandran, David Charters

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 384

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2011-03-17

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