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En studie av vindsbränder utifrån statistik och brandutredningar

Johansson, Nils LU and Van Hees, Patrick LU (2010) In LUTVDG/TVBB--3152--SE 3152.
Abstract
This report provides a detailed study of attic fires that have occurred in Swedish apartment

buildings in order to determine if there are specific technical or organizational factors that influence

them. The study has been carried out by a combined analysis of rescue service statistics with case

studies based on detailed fire investigations. In the case study a total of 27 fire investigations were

studied. The analysis of statistics and fire investigations are complementary since conclusions can be

drawn that cannot be found when only one of the sources are used. The analysis of statistics

provides general pattern for a greater number of fires with varying degrees while the fire... (More)
This report provides a detailed study of attic fires that have occurred in Swedish apartment

buildings in order to determine if there are specific technical or organizational factors that influence

them. The study has been carried out by a combined analysis of rescue service statistics with case

studies based on detailed fire investigations. In the case study a total of 27 fire investigations were

studied. The analysis of statistics and fire investigations are complementary since conclusions can be

drawn that cannot be found when only one of the sources are used. The analysis of statistics

provides general pattern for a greater number of fires with varying degrees while the fire

investigations, provide more detailed information on specific cases.

From the analysis several conclusions can be drawn on why the attic fires become more extensive

than fires in other spaces. A couple of measures to avoid severe attic fires have also been identified.

Although there are gaps in the statistics and the fire investigations they still constitute a good base to

gather experience from past events. It is not sure that statistics is appropriate to use for anything

more than to see trends in individual factors such as fire causes or first item of ignition. To obtain a

deeper understanding of fire development and the function of fire protection measures, it is

necessary to study fire investigations as well as statistics. (Less)
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Fire in attics, statistics, fire investigations, case studies, residential fire
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3152
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41 pages
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Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
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1402-3504
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  abstract     = {This report provides a detailed study of attic fires that have occurred in Swedish apartment <br/><br>
buildings in order to determine if there are specific technical or organizational factors that influence <br/><br>
them. The study has been carried out by a combined analysis of rescue service statistics with case <br/><br>
studies based on detailed fire investigations. In the case study a total of 27 fire investigations were <br/><br>
studied. The analysis of statistics and fire investigations are complementary since conclusions can be <br/><br>
drawn that cannot be found when only one of the sources are used. The analysis of statistics <br/><br>
provides general pattern for a greater number of fires with varying degrees while the fire <br/><br>
investigations, provide more detailed information on specific cases.<br/><br>
From the analysis several conclusions can be drawn on why the attic fires become more extensive <br/><br>
than fires in other spaces. A couple of measures to avoid severe attic fires have also been identified. <br/><br>
Although there are gaps in the statistics and the fire investigations they still constitute a good base to <br/><br>
gather experience from past events. It is not sure that statistics is appropriate to use for anything <br/><br>
more than to see trends in individual factors such as fire causes or first item of ignition. To obtain a <br/><br>
deeper understanding of fire development and the function of fire protection measures, it is <br/><br>
necessary to study fire investigations as well as statistics.},
  author       = {Johansson, Nils and Van Hees, Patrick},
  institution  = {Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Fire in attics,statistics,fire investigations,case studies,residential fire},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {41},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--3152--SE},
  title        = {En studie av vindsbränder utifrån statistik och brandutredningar},
  volume       = {3152},
  year         = {2010},
}