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Analysing Fire Risk in Automated High Bay Warehouses - Applying the IEC model for risk analysis on high bay warehouses

Arvidsson, Marcus and Hult, Frej (2006) In LUTVDG/TVBB--5203--SE VBR920
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Risk Management and Safety Engineering
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
This master thesis presents a framework, aimed at assessing fire risk in large automated warehouses. The International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) framework, Risk analysis of technological systems, provides the base, as to the functions of a risk analysis framework and this is subsequently adopted and expanded to better suit the fire risk analysis in high-bay warehouses. The framework presented is mainly intended for automated high bay areas, but it is the authors’ belief that the methodologies used can be applied to other premises where ignition sources are scarce and not readily analysed. The methodology presented analyses risk in a quantitative manner, and is predominantly based on event tree analysis. The ignition frequency is... (More)
This master thesis presents a framework, aimed at assessing fire risk in large automated warehouses. The International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) framework, Risk analysis of technological systems, provides the base, as to the functions of a risk analysis framework and this is subsequently adopted and expanded to better suit the fire risk analysis in high-bay warehouses. The framework presented is mainly intended for automated high bay areas, but it is the authors’ belief that the methodologies used can be applied to other premises where ignition sources are scarce and not readily analysed. The methodology presented analyses risk in a quantitative manner, and is predominantly based on event tree analysis. The ignition frequency is assumed to be related to floor area and the fire consequence is approximated by utilising damage criteria limits. In order to assess the proposed methodology, a case study was performed at Ikea’s high bay warehouse in Älmhult, Sweden. (Less)
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author
Arvidsson, Marcus and Hult, Frej
supervisor
organization
course
VBR920
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
High Bay Warehouse, High Rack, Fire Risk Analysis, Ignition Frequency, Risk Analysis Framework, International Electrotechnical Commission, IKEA, Event Tree, Monte Carlo Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fire Dynamics Simulator
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB--5203--SE
report number
5203
ISSN
1402-3504
language
English
id
1688946
date added to LUP
2011-01-20 17:09:32
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:34
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  abstract     = {This master thesis presents a framework, aimed at assessing fire risk in large automated warehouses. The International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) framework, Risk analysis of technological systems, provides the base, as to the functions of a risk analysis framework and this is subsequently adopted and expanded to better suit the fire risk analysis in high-bay warehouses. The framework presented is mainly intended for automated high bay areas, but it is the authors’ belief that the methodologies used can be applied to other premises where ignition sources are scarce and not readily analysed. The methodology presented analyses risk in a quantitative manner, and is predominantly based on event tree analysis. The ignition frequency is assumed to be related to floor area and the fire consequence is approximated by utilising damage criteria limits. In order to assess the proposed methodology, a case study was performed at Ikea’s high bay warehouse in Älmhult, Sweden.},
  author       = {Arvidsson, Marcus and Hult, Frej},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {High Bay Warehouse,High Rack,Fire Risk Analysis,Ignition Frequency,Risk Analysis Framework,International Electrotechnical Commission,IKEA,Event Tree,Monte Carlo Analysis,Computational Fluid Dynamics,Fire Dynamics Simulator},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--5203--SE},
  title        = {Analysing Fire Risk in Automated High Bay Warehouses - Applying the IEC model for risk analysis on high bay warehouses},
  year         = {2006},
}