fire risk Articles

  • Fire risk to a local shopping mall

    This paper addresses the safety aspects of local shopping malls. There are concerns about occupant density, high fire load and inadequate fire safety provisions such as passive building design, active fire protection and fire safety management. Therefore, a preliminary study on such a shopping mall was carried out in order to understand the potential fire hazard. A site survey was carried out to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fire risk assessment in buildings using fire protection software

    In this investigation, we developed a methodology for inclusion of fire protection and used a methodological approach for fire risk assessment. Present practice of fire risk assessment and prevention measures in the Republic of Serbia is not systematic. To develop a methodological approach of fire risk assessment, a modified matrix for fire risk factors was set up that combines the implementation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indonesian forest fire and haze risk remains high

    Bacalah posting blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia di sini Ministers from five Southeast Asian countries gather in Malaysia next week for urgent talks on combating haze. The meeting follows the recent fires in Sumatra that produced record-breaking air ...

  • Fire alerts spike in Indonesia as risk of haze crisis returns

    Bacalah posting blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia di sini Fires are flaring up once more on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Media ...

  • Sandbags help in the aftermath of wild fires which create flood & erosion risks

    With all of the wild fires we have seen around the country this year and in the past, the potential of significant flooding and erosion become a valid concern. Hillsides and slopes once covered by vegetation and trees are reduced to dirt and ash. When rain events happen on these denuded areas, there is nothing to help retain the water and slow down the flows resulting in the flooding of ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Reduce accident and fire risk with flammable storage safety cans

    Flammable or combustible liquids are used in almost every industry and place of business. Gasoline, chemicals, solvents and a variety of other hazardous liquids are found in varying amounts and locations in industrial, commercial and residential settings. Since many of these liquids are relatively common, it is important to understand the dangers they present and the special storage and handling ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Fire and Gas Protection Systems as Part of Safety Instrumented Systems and Risk Management

    Garth Watkins, Director Europe, Middle East, Africa, Detector Electronics Corporation, Presented at HazardEx International Conference 2008 Process-systems operators today face increasing demands for lower costs and higher safety standards in an increasingly regulated environment. In addition, companies desire to provide a working environment that is as safe as possible. As a result, plant owners ...

  • Prediction of Fire Growth for Compartments of Office Buildings as Part of a Fire Risk/Cost Assessment Model

    This article presents a zone model for the prediction of fire growth in a commercial compartment of an office building as part of a fire risk and cost assessment software package. The model developed is a combination of a transient, two-zone submodel used for the pre-flashover fire state and a quasi-steady, single-zone submodel for the post-flashover state. In the two-zone submodel, the selected ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • FTSE4 Good Under Fire

    The choice of constituents for the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes has puzzled many managers of socially responsible investment funds. But an early review of the list and a commitment to refine the selection process may placate some of the critics, says Graham Cooper. The composition of the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes – revealed on 10 July – has run into criticism from many fund ...


  • Evaluation of forest fire risk and fire extinction difficulty at the mountainous park of Vikos-Aoos, Northern Greece: use of remote sensing and GIS techniques

    In this study the potential of satellite remote sensing coupled with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the assessment of fire risk in and around the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, a mountainous area in Northern Greece, is examined. In order for this to be accomplished, recent satellite images of varying spatial resolutions (from 5–30 m) have been selected for processing, whereas satellite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perception of fire-risk at temporary storage sites of organic materials, waste fuels and recyclables

    The risk of fires at municipal solid waste (MSW) storage sites is of great concern because such fires not only result in material losses worth millions of Euros annually but also have deleterious effects on both human health and the environment. Keeping in view that management decisions addressing risk of fires cannot be divorced from human psychology regarding safety, a questionnaire survey was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air Monitoring Information to Aid in the Assessment of Potential Human Health Risk from an Ongoing Landfill Fire

     Abstract The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) was asked by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Section (OEES) of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide air monitoring information to aid in the assessment of potential human health risk from an ongoing landfill fire in Dare County. The Air Toxics Analytical Support Team (ATAST) arrived ...


  • Fire systems engineering case study

    General fire safety in England and Wales is delivered through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. By virtue of this Order, the responsible person should carry out a fire risk assessment on their premises, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and maintain a fire management plan. The main purpose of the order is to prevent fire, minimise risk ...


    By Stopford Projects Limited

  • If the fire doesn’t kill you, the CO2 might – carbon dioxide and fire suppression

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems for more than a hundred years. In high concentrations it dilutes oxygen, thus removing one of the three elements of the combustion triangle (the other two being heat and fuel). It is also cheap, widely available, odourless, colourless, electrically non-conductive, chemically inert and it leaves no residue. It is ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • FineFog Fire-Fighting System for Algoma

    DESMI has signed a fire-fighting package contract for a new building project at 3. MAJ shipyard Croatia. The project is a series of Great Lakes self unloading bulk carriers, (hull numbers 732/733/527/528/529) classed by LR, and registered under Canadian flag. The fire-fighting system package includes: 1. Accommodation water sprinkler system for cabins and service space 2. Engine room local ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Importance of Dry Risers for Fire Safety

    Fighting fires in high rise buildings is challenging. It would not be possible for firemen to just aim their hoses from the ground floor and hope to reach those floors that are higher up. It would also not be feasible for them to run up flights of stairs trailing a hose behind them. Many high rise buildings can have twenty floors or more and a fire can happen anywhere. The ability to get water to ...


    By Nationwide Dry Risers

  • Responding to the 2007 Southern California fires

    California's hope for an uneventful 2007 fire season exploded on October 19th, as Southern California was ignited by massive wildfires. Fanned by Santa Ana winds in excess of 100 mph, thousands of acres of private and public property were soon destroyed. By October 21 damage was so severe and widespread that Governor Schwarzenegger proclaimed a State of Emergency in seven Southern California ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Fires at Composting Facilities: Causes and Conditions

    The subject of fires at composting facilities is a bad news/good news situation. The bad news is that fires are more common than we realize. Ask a group of facility operators if they have had to deal with a fire, and the majority will quietly admit they have. The good news is that we don’t realize that fires are fairly common at composting facilities. Most are neither frequent nor destructive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Homeland Security: Managing the Risks

    Untitled Document Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, the U.S. ...

  • Mercury and other trace elements in Ohio River fish collected near coal‐fired power plants: Interspecific patterns and consideration of consumption risks

    Many coal‐fired electric generating facilities in the US are discharging higher loads of Hg, Se, and other chemicals to receiving streams due to the installation of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) air pollution control units. There are regulatory concerns about the potential increased uptake of these bioaccumulative trace elements into food webs. We evaluated the concentrations of As, THg, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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