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Fire Hazard Assessment Methodology.

pdf icon Fire Hazard Assessment Methodology. (123 K)
Jones, W. W.

NISTIR 5836; NISTIR 6030; 10 p. May 1996.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 13th Joint Panel Meeting. Volume 2. NISTIR 6030. March 13-20,1996, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A., Editor(s), 61-67 pp, 1997.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-184204


fire hazards; hazard assessment; fire models; computer models; methodology


The United States alone spends about $850B per year on new and renovated construction. About 1/5 of this is to assure safety from unwanted fires. This presents a major opportunity for the introduction of new fire safe products to the building and transportation industries and new products such as advanced detectors and suppression systems and fire fighting equipment for the fire safety industry. These industries need measures of performance for their products and mechanisms to show that these products can be safely and quickly introduced. In order to derive this benefit it is necessary to have tools to evaluate building systems performance which then provide a metric for the effectiveness of design and material use. The Fire Hazard Assessment Methodology provides the first component of a performance evaluation system.