Fire Risk Assessment Method: Case Study 3, Concealed Combustibles in Hotels.
Fire Risk Assessment Method: Case Study 3, Concealed
Combustibles in Hotels.
Stiefel, S. W.; Bukowski, R. W.; Hall, J. R., Jr.;
Clarke, F. B., III
NISTIR 90-4245; 48 p. June 1990.
Sponsor:National Fire Protection Research Foundation, Quincy, MA
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Order number: PB90-235045
hotels; combustibles; computer models; fire statistics;
hazard assessment; probability; risk assessment; fire
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.
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