Practice Note for Design Fires - PDF


Practice Note for Design Fires - PDF

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This practice note has been prepared as a guide to practitioners on derivation of design fire scenarios and design fires, for the purpose of enhancing consistency in the fire engineering industry.

 

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CONTENTS

 

1 INTRODUCTION
2 LIMITATIONS OF THIS PRACTICE NOTE
3 DESIGN FIRE SCENARIO 
3.1 Introduction 
3.2 Selection of Design Fire Scenarios
3.2.1 Simplified Analysis
3.2.2 Complex Projects – Event Tree Analysis 
3.2.3 Risk Ranking 
3.3 Redundancy
3.4 Sensitivity 
3.5 Fire Brigade Intervention 
4 DESIGN FIRE DERIVATION 
4.1 Introduction 
4.2 Design Fire Derivation Strategy
4.2.1 Identify Design Occupancy 
4.2.2 Identify Fire Safety Design Issues
4.2.3 Identify Relevant Subsystems 
4.2.4 Determine Characteristics of Design Fire
5 CHARACTERISTICS OF DESIGN FIRES
5.1 General 
5.2 Location of Design Fire 
5.3 Type of Fire 
5.4 Type and Amount of Fuel 
5.5 Radiative Fraction 
5.6 Soot and Species Yields and Heat of Combustion
5.7 Heat Release Rate 
5.7.1 Incipient Stage 
5.7.2 Growth Stage 
5.7.3 Fully Developed Stage – The Maximum Heat Release Rate of Unintervened Design Fires 
5.7.4 Impact of Fire Safety Systems 
5.7.4.1 The Maximum Heat Release Rate of Intervened Design Fires 
5.7.4.2 Impact of a Smoke Control System
5.7.5 Impact of Building Element Failure 
5.7.6 Duration of Burning Stage 
5.7.7 Decay Stage 
6 EXAMPLE: APPLICATION ON A LOW RISE SHOPPING CENTRE

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author: Society for Fire Safety, NSW Chapter, Engineers Australia

@Engineers Australia, 2012

 

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