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Brandteknisk riskvärdering av Danderyds sjukhus avdelning 61, Stockholm

Dittmer, Torkel; Jämtäng, Ulf; Lundqvist, Marie and Wulff, Olle (2004)
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering 3,5 years
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
The purpose of this report is to review and assess the life safety in case of fire in the high-rise part of the Hospital of Danderyd, Sweden, with focus on nursing ward 61. This ward is situated on the sixth floor out of 16 in the high rise building 20. The ward mainly runs post intestinal surgical care. The analysis evaluates four different scenarios using hand calculations and several computer simulation models considering fire, smoke spread and evacuation. The selection has been made considering the consequences of the different scenarios. The selected scenarios are:
• Fire in a warding bed in two patient nursing room
• Fire in the staff room
• Hidden cable fire above the ceiling in the corridor
• Smoke spread through the vent... (More)
The purpose of this report is to review and assess the life safety in case of fire in the high-rise part of the Hospital of Danderyd, Sweden, with focus on nursing ward 61. This ward is situated on the sixth floor out of 16 in the high rise building 20. The ward mainly runs post intestinal surgical care. The analysis evaluates four different scenarios using hand calculations and several computer simulation models considering fire, smoke spread and evacuation. The selection has been made considering the consequences of the different scenarios. The selected scenarios are:
• Fire in a warding bed in two patient nursing room
• Fire in the staff room
• Hidden cable fire above the ceiling in the corridor
• Smoke spread through the vent system
In addition to the above a thorough examination of the sprinkler system and fire alarm has been carried out. Even the fire hydrant system has been examined. Nursing ward 61 lacks fire detection systems in the nursing rooms. The consequences of this might be that patients are subject to untenable or even fatal conditions before detection of the fire at night. This is unacceptable. The possible ways to evacuate the entire ward 61 horizontally is strictly limited during the night since the staff is less numerous. If, in addition to this the main entrance is blocked by a fire all of the patients must be evacuated using mattresses or blankets. This scenario is very time consuming and trying for the staff and is therefore not wanted, especially during night time. (Less)
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Dittmer, Torkel; Jämtäng, Ulf; Lundqvist, Marie and Wulff, Olle
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L3 - Miscellaneous, Projetcs etc.
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keywords
Fire safety evaluation, smoke filling, evacuation, fire safety, hospital, Danderyds sjukhus, egress, sprinkler system, life safety, ward bed fire, fire alarm
report number
9237
language
Swedish
id
1775957
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2011-02-02 10:21:39
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this report is to review and assess the life safety in case of fire in the high-rise part of the Hospital of Danderyd, Sweden, with focus on nursing ward 61. This ward is situated on the sixth floor out of 16 in the high rise building 20. The ward mainly runs post intestinal surgical care. The analysis evaluates four different scenarios using hand calculations and several computer simulation models considering fire, smoke spread and evacuation. The selection has been made considering the consequences of the different scenarios. The selected scenarios are:
• Fire in a warding bed in two patient nursing room
• Fire in the staff room
• Hidden cable fire above the ceiling in the corridor
• Smoke spread through the vent system
In addition to the above a thorough examination of the sprinkler system and fire alarm has been carried out. Even the fire hydrant system has been examined. Nursing ward 61 lacks fire detection systems in the nursing rooms. The consequences of this might be that patients are subject to untenable or even fatal conditions before detection of the fire at night. This is unacceptable. The possible ways to evacuate the entire ward 61 horizontally is strictly limited during the night since the staff is less numerous. If, in addition to this the main entrance is blocked by a fire all of the patients must be evacuated using mattresses or blankets. This scenario is very time consuming and trying for the staff and is therefore not wanted, especially during night time.},
  author       = {Dittmer, Torkel and Jämtäng, Ulf and Lundqvist, Marie and Wulff, Olle},
  keyword      = {Fire safety evaluation,smoke filling,evacuation,fire safety,hospital,Danderyds sjukhus,egress,sprinkler system,life safety,ward bed fire,fire alarm},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Brandteknisk riskvärdering av Danderyds sjukhus avdelning 61, Stockholm},
  year         = {2004},
}