Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21185
Title: Use of the ARGOS fire risk analysis model for studying Chinese restaurant fires
Authors: Chow, WK 
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: Fire and materials, 1995, v. 19, no. 4, p. 171-178 How to cite?
Journal: Fire and materials 
Abstract: The fire risk in Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong is analyzed using the ARGOS fire risk analysis model developed at the Danish Institute of Fire Technology. A sample size of fifteen Chinese restaurants with different floor areas and fire load densities is considered. Fire simulations are performed for two cases by assuming a PU foam furniture fire occurring in the dining hall and a kerosene fire in the kitchen. Correlations are derived between the floor area and the predicted maximum hot gas temperature, the corresponding smoke layer interface height and the cost of damaged stock in the restaurants. The effectiveness of fire protection systems including sprinkler systems and smoke vents in controlling the fire is also discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21185
ISSN: 0308-0501
EISSN: 1099-1018
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