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Fire Risk Assessment Method: Case Study 3, Concealed Combustibles in Hotels.

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Stiefel, S. W.; Bukowski, R. W.; Hall, J. R., Jr.; Clarke, F. B., III

NISTIR 90-4245; 48 p. June 1990.


National Fire Protection Research Foundation, Quincy, MA

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hotels; combustibles; computer models; fire statistics; hazard assessment; probability; risk assessment; fire risk assessment


Traditional methods of assessing fire risk are based on probabilistic treatment of fire incident data. Recent advances in the ability to make deterministic predictions of the consequences of specific fire scenarios, presents an opportunity to reduce this dependency on incident data and greatly improve the ability to assess the risk associated with new products for which such data do not exist. This paper presents a trial application of a risk assessment method developed for such a purpose. A separate report provides the essential documentation for the methodology to be understood and applied by others. There are three other associated reports detailing trial applications of the methodology to other selected products and occupancies. [Later a computer fire model name was assigned: FRAMEworks.]