RR152 - Assessment of benefits of fire compartmentation in chemical warehouses
Concerns the fire protection measures that can be applied in
non-pesticide chemical warehouses. Specific advice for the design
of such warehousing is lacking, particularly with regard to the
minimisation of off-site hazards, such as the effects of dispersion
of smoke. Discusses the benefit of various compartment wall options
in mitigating fire hazards, and describes the development of a
modal for comparing the risk reduction resulting from the
installation of different fire protection measures within a
chemical warehouse site. The model considers the relative benefit
of fire protection measures in limiting fire spread through output
of a damage area-fire frequency product. Lists potential key areas
for model improvement.
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