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Title: Fire load survey for offices in a university
Authors: Chow, WK 
Fong, CCS
Kong, KSM
Keywords: Field survey
Fire load density
Non-industrial workplace
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Ural and Associates Inc
Source: International journal for housing science and its applications, 2006, v. 30, no. 3, p. 159-171 How to cite?
Journal: International journal for housing science and its applications 
Abstract: Fire safety in higher education institutes (HEIs) had not been studied thoroughly in Hong Kong. With so many new materials and products used in furnishing an office, surveying the combustible contents denoted by the fire load density (FLD) is necessary. A field survey on FLD carried out in the offices in a local university will be reported in this paper. Based on the survey, papers and books, furniture, ceiling tiles, carpets and partitions are identified to be the five major types of combustibles. The averaged wood equivalent for single offices is estimated to be 64.15 kg/m2, and that for open plan offices is about 48.74 kg/m2, while the mean value for shared offices is 46.82 kg/m2. Movable fire loads contribute 82 to 95% of the total fire load.
ISSN: 0146-6518
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