Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment

Removing the Risk Factors

Fire risk assessment must allow to Management to take necessary measures for process safety, workers and environment.

Objectives of fire risk assessment

These measures include:

  • Prevention
  • Protection
  • Training
  • Planning of emergency response

Risk prevention is one of the primary objectives of the risk assessment. Where it is not possible to eliminate risks, they should be reduced as far as possible and residual risks should be kept under control.

Fire risk assessment takes into account:

  • Type of activity
  • Materials stored and handled
  • Equipments in the workplace including the furnishings
  • Design characteristics of the workplace including coating materials
  • Size and geometry of the workplace
  • Number of people and their capability to move away in case of Emergency

Criteria for fire risk assessment

Fire risk assessment is divided into the following phases:

  • Hazards identification (combustible and flammable substances, ignition sources, situations that can lead to the easy spread of fire)
  • Identification of workers and other people in the workplace exposed to fire hazards
  • Identification of existing protection layers
  • Assessment of residual risk in order to optimize risk reduction decisions
  • Elimination or reduction of fire hazards

SIMULATION

DESC (DUST EXPLOSION SIMULATION CODE)

DESC is a simulator of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of dust explosions, developed by a consortium of 11 participants in a project of the European Community. DESC allows to simulate evolution of dust explosion in complex geometries and to assess their expected effects.

FLACS (FLAME ACCELERATION SIMULATOR)

FLACS is an advanced tool for the modelling of ventilation, gas dispersion, vapour cloud explosions and blast in complex process areas. FLACS is used for the quantification and management of explosion risks in the offshore petroleum industry and onshore chemical industries.

FSE (FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING)

The approach to fire safety through the Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) can essentially be assumed as the application of principles of science and engineering to the protection of people, property and environment to allow quantitative risk assessments and optimize the necessary risk reduction.

The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a model developed by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) that simulates the fire and predicts the effects.

FDS allows modelling of the fire from a database of standard materials, but the user can introduce also new materials according to the physical-chemical characteristics and to the experimental data of fire. FDS is able to provide as output data values of all variables, scalar and vector, calculated in each of the cells of the domain, useful for understanding phenomena and analyse effects (concentrations of species, distribution of temperature/pressure /velocity/smoke, visibility, etc.)

CONTACTS

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SERVICES

EXPLOSION RISK ASSESSMENT

DESC allows to simulate evolution of dust explosion in complex geometries ...

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

Functional safety is defined as the part of the overall safety of the equipment or process ...

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

Risk prevention is one of the primary objectives of the assessment of the risks ...

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