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10.08.2018

Enhanced Oil Spill Clean-Up Using Immersed Thermally Conductive Objects

A method for rapid burning of hazardous oil spills on water is investigated with the ultimate goal of designing a burner for faster clean-up of hazardous spills in offshore and other remote environments. A thermally conductive object, which …

06.08.2018

Development of an Integrated Risk Assessment Method to Quantify the Life Safety Risk in Buildings in Case of Fire

An integrated probabilistic risk assessment methodology is developed for the purpose of quantifying the life safety level of people present in buildings in the context of fire safety design. Multiple risk based concepts and tools have been …

06.08.2018

Fire Fragility Functions for Steel Frame Buildings: Sensitivity Analysis and Reliability Framework

Fire fragility functions are a powerful method to characterize the probabilistic vulnerability of buildings to fire in the context of urban resilience assessment. But this method is recent and the influence of the different uncertain parameters on …

02.08.2018

Variability and Error Rates in Fire Alarm Audibility Measurements and Calculations

Audibility of fire alarm systems at mandated levels is critical to ensure a warning is heard by building occupants. To accomplish this, designers and installers utilize on-scene measurements as well as design calculations to ensure that the …

31.07.2018 | Brief Communication

Normalizing Fire Prevention Technology and a Ground Fixed Station for Underground Mine Fires Using Liquid Nitrogen: A Case Study

Coal mine fires continuously attract the attention of researchers recently. Firefighting is the most important activities for protecting the mining safety and coal resources at the same time. Among them, liquid nitrogen is usually employed as …

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Fire Technology publishes original contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that contribute to the solution of problems in fire safety science and engineering. It is the leading journal in the field, publishing applied research dealing with the full range of actual and potential fire hazards facing humans and the environment. It covers the entire domain of fire safety science and engineering problems relevant in industrial, operational, cultural, and environmental applications, including modeling, testing, detection, suppression, human behavior, wildfires, structures, and risk analysis.

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