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Fire Safety Risk Analysis of a Hotel

Frantzich, Håkan LU (1997) In LUTVDG/TVBB--3091--SE 3091.
Abstract
The first order second moment (FOSM) method is used for deriving a risk measure for safety of people in hotels. The measure is the reliability index ß. The safety is expressed as the evacuation time margin which is the difference between the available time before untenable conditions occur and the evacuation time. These times are subjected to uncertainty. The reliability index is used to determine the probability that the escape time margin will be negative. The influences on the reliability index from different escape alarm systems and smoke detection systems are investigated. Two risk definitions are described. Risk is defined for the guest in the fire room and for the other guests on the floor of the fire. Only fires in a guest room are... (More)
The first order second moment (FOSM) method is used for deriving a risk measure for safety of people in hotels. The measure is the reliability index ß. The safety is expressed as the evacuation time margin which is the difference between the available time before untenable conditions occur and the evacuation time. These times are subjected to uncertainty. The reliability index is used to determine the probability that the escape time margin will be negative. The influences on the reliability index from different escape alarm systems and smoke detection systems are investigated. Two risk definitions are described. Risk is defined for the guest in the fire room and for the other guests on the floor of the fire. Only fires in a guest room are considered. A traditional risk analysis is also performed to determine the influence of the floor plan size and the type of escape alarm on the safety level. (Less)
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Fire, Risk analysis, Hotel, Reliability index, Evacuation, FOSM method
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LUTVDG/TVBB--3091--SE
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3091
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91 pages
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Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
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1102-8246
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English
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  abstract     = {The first order second moment (FOSM) method is used for deriving a risk measure for safety of people in hotels. The measure is the reliability index ß. The safety is expressed as the evacuation time margin which is the difference between the available time before untenable conditions occur and the evacuation time. These times are subjected to uncertainty. The reliability index is used to determine the probability that the escape time margin will be negative. The influences on the reliability index from different escape alarm systems and smoke detection systems are investigated. Two risk definitions are described. Risk is defined for the guest in the fire room and for the other guests on the floor of the fire. Only fires in a guest room are considered. A traditional risk analysis is also performed to determine the influence of the floor plan size and the type of escape alarm on the safety level.},
  author       = {Frantzich, Håkan},
  institution  = {Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University},
  issn         = {1102-8246},
  keyword      = {Fire,Risk analysis,Hotel,Reliability index,Evacuation,FOSM method},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {91},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--3091--SE},
  title        = {Fire Safety Risk Analysis of a Hotel},
  volume       = {3091},
  year         = {1997},
}