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Title: Fire hazard assessment of combustibles in big terminals
Authors: Chow, WK 
Keywords: Fire hazard assessment
Transport terminals
Jeat release rate
Fire modelling
Risk assessment
Fire hazards
Fire risk
Air temperature distribution
Smoke filling
Computational fluid dynamics
Burning tests
Fire safety management
Fire retardant coatings
Risk management
Polyurethane foam
Smoke protection
Terminal building
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: InterScience
Source: International journal of risk assessment and management, 2005, v. 5, no. 1, p. 66-75 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of risk assessment and management 
Abstract: It is observed that some big terminal buildings were functioning as more than just a passenger terminal, leading to the placing of combustibles in the big hall. For example, polyurethane sofas were put in areas providing catering services. A preliminary fire hazard assessment based on the identified scenario on burning those combustibles will be reported in this paper. Hazard assessment included studying the heat release rate, smoke filling in the hall and the air temperature distribution. Full-scale burning tests, empirical equations on key parameters and computational fluid dynamics are used. It is not good practice to close businesses in this economic climate. Therefore, remedial actions such as spraying fire retardant coatings which can stand higher radiative heat fluxes in case of accidental fire and implementing appropriate fire safety management are recommended.
ISSN: 1466-8297 (Print)
1741-5241 (online)
DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2005.006704
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