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Brandteknisk riskvärdering av Högsboanstalten, byggnad F

Vallentin, Sara LU ; Lundh, Karolina LU ; Wallgren, Gustav LU and Simonsson, Albin LU (2015) VBR054 20151
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Abstract
The following report contains a fire safety evaluation of Högsboanstalten in Gothenburg. The purpose of this report is to analyse different fire scenarios to see if the chosen building can be evacuated safely in case of fire. This is done by comparing total evacuation time with the time until critical conditions have been reached. When critical conditions occur, safe evacuation can no longer be guaranteed. One of the main difficulties is that all doors and exits are locked, and thus inmates always need to be assisted by a member of staff to be able to evacuate.
The evacuation time during the day is calculated by hand while evacuation during the night is calculated with the simulation program ERM. The chosen fire scenarios are simulated... (More)
The following report contains a fire safety evaluation of Högsboanstalten in Gothenburg. The purpose of this report is to analyse different fire scenarios to see if the chosen building can be evacuated safely in case of fire. This is done by comparing total evacuation time with the time until critical conditions have been reached. When critical conditions occur, safe evacuation can no longer be guaranteed. One of the main difficulties is that all doors and exits are locked, and thus inmates always need to be assisted by a member of staff to be able to evacuate.
The evacuation time during the day is calculated by hand while evacuation during the night is calculated with the simulation program ERM. The chosen fire scenarios are simulated with CFAST and FDS to calculate time until critical conditions occur. The conclusion from the report is that changes are required as to be able to ensure safe egress from the building. The following improvements must be done:
• The smoke vents in workshop area needs to open automatically in case of detector activation.
• A second emergency exit from the study hall corridor.
• The emergency exit from the workshop area must be cleared.
• The fire sections must be intact.
• New routines for evacuation during nighttime.
• At least one evacuation drill every year.
• Inmates are not to be left without supervision in the workshop area. (Less)
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author
Vallentin, Sara LU ; Lundh, Karolina LU ; Wallgren, Gustav LU and Simonsson, Albin LU
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organization
course
VBR054 20151
year
type
L3 - Miscellaneous, Projetcs etc.
subject
keywords
Högsboanstalten, intern, personal, utrymningstid, kritiska förhållanden, CFAST, FDS, ERM
report number
9482
language
Swedish
id
5463710
date added to LUP
2015-06-05 11:07:34
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2015-06-05 11:07:34
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  abstract     = {The following report contains a fire safety evaluation of Högsboanstalten in Gothenburg. The purpose of this report is to analyse different fire scenarios to see if the chosen building can be evacuated safely in case of fire. This is done by comparing total evacuation time with the time until critical conditions have been reached. When critical conditions occur, safe evacuation can no longer be guaranteed. One of the main difficulties is that all doors and exits are locked, and thus inmates always need to be assisted by a member of staff to be able to evacuate. 
The evacuation time during the day is calculated by hand while evacuation during the night is calculated with the simulation program ERM. The chosen fire scenarios are simulated with CFAST and FDS to calculate time until critical conditions occur. The conclusion from the report is that changes are required as to be able to ensure safe egress from the building. The following improvements must be done:
•	The smoke vents in workshop area needs to open automatically in case of detector activation.
•	A second emergency exit from the study hall corridor.
•	The emergency exit from the workshop area must be cleared.
•	The fire sections must be intact.
•	New routines for evacuation during nighttime. 
•	At least one evacuation drill every year.
•	Inmates are not to be left without supervision in the workshop area.},
  author       = {Vallentin, Sara and Lundh, Karolina and Wallgren, Gustav and Simonsson, Albin},
  keyword      = {Högsboanstalten,intern,personal,utrymningstid,kritiska förhållanden,CFAST,FDS,ERM},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Brandteknisk riskvärdering av Högsboanstalten, byggnad F},
  year         = {2015},
}