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Brandteknisk riskvärdering ICA Maxi Motala

Bernelius Cronsioe, Caroline; Lindgren, Katarina; Matevski, Aleksandar and Sosnowski, Mateusz (2006)
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering 3,5 years
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the fire safety in the retail store ICA Maxi located in Motala, Sweden. One of our main areas of focus was the safe evacuation of the customers. The analysis of the fire safety of the building is based on literature, computer simulations, hand calculations and a site visit. ICA Maxi is separated from other stores in the same building and has several fire safety installations, such as a sprinkler system, smoke detectors, smoke hatches and an evacuation alarm.
Due to the conditions of the store, three main fire scenarios have been simulated with CFAST and SIMULEX in order to evaluate the fire safety. The simulations have been conducted with and without an activated sprinkler system, to compare a... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the fire safety in the retail store ICA Maxi located in Motala, Sweden. One of our main areas of focus was the safe evacuation of the customers. The analysis of the fire safety of the building is based on literature, computer simulations, hand calculations and a site visit. ICA Maxi is separated from other stores in the same building and has several fire safety installations, such as a sprinkler system, smoke detectors, smoke hatches and an evacuation alarm.
Due to the conditions of the store, three main fire scenarios have been simulated with CFAST and SIMULEX in order to evaluate the fire safety. The simulations have been conducted with and without an activated sprinkler system, to compare a worst case scenario with a more
likely scenario. The building is considered to be safe during evacuation due to fire. One of the preventive measures suggested, to improve the safety, is the installation of smoke detectors in the main entrance area and the recycling room. The detectors, as well as the existing sprinkler system, should activate the evacuation alarm in the entire building in case of a fire. Routines for making sure that the fire extinguishers are intact are necessary. Continuous education of the staff is also essential, to ensure that they know how to act in case of a fire. (Less)
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Bernelius Cronsioe, Caroline; Lindgren, Katarina; Matevski, Aleksandar and Sosnowski, Mateusz
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L3 - Miscellaneous, Projetcs etc.
subject
keywords
Retail store, ICA Maxi, CFAST, SIMULEX, safe evacuation
report number
9292
language
Swedish
id
1776107
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2011-02-02 09:56:20
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the fire safety in the retail store ICA Maxi located in Motala, Sweden. One of our main areas of focus was the safe evacuation of the customers. The analysis of the fire safety of the building is based on literature, computer simulations, hand calculations and a site visit. ICA Maxi is separated from other stores in the same building and has several fire safety installations, such as a sprinkler system, smoke detectors, smoke hatches and an evacuation alarm.
Due to the conditions of the store, three main fire scenarios have been simulated with CFAST and SIMULEX in order to evaluate the fire safety. The simulations have been conducted with and without an activated sprinkler system, to compare a worst case scenario with a more
likely scenario. The building is considered to be safe during evacuation due to fire. One of the preventive measures suggested, to improve the safety, is the installation of smoke detectors in the main entrance area and the recycling room. The detectors, as well as the existing sprinkler system, should activate the evacuation alarm in the entire building in case of a fire. Routines for making sure that the fire extinguishers are intact are necessary. Continuous education of the staff is also essential, to ensure that they know how to act in case of a fire.},
  author       = {Bernelius Cronsioe, Caroline and Lindgren, Katarina and Matevski, Aleksandar and Sosnowski, Mateusz},
  keyword      = {Retail store,ICA Maxi,CFAST,SIMULEX,safe evacuation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Brandteknisk riskvärdering ICA Maxi Motala},
  year         = {2006},
}