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A survey to estimate the reliability of fire safety system components

Moinuddin, Khalid A. M and Thomas, Ian (2009) A survey to estimate the reliability of fire safety system components. In: FSE09: Fire Safety Engineering International Conference: Charting the Course. Engineers Australia Society of Fire Safety, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 89-102.

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Abstract

A survey of the fire safety systems for high-rise office buildings has been carried out to determine the reliability of fire safety system components in Australia. This survey is particularly intended to provide information on the reliability of various fire safety systems in the buildings. The survey shows that none of the fire safety system is 100% reliable. However, the failure probability of most of component is less than 30% except the failure probability of fire smoke doors is very high as these are often wedged open. The data from this study will provide useful information to fire safety engineers for comparing fire safety systems and components

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780977559640
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The FSE09: Fire Safety Engineering International Conference: Charting the Course conference was held at Hilton on the Park, Victoria, Australia, on 18-19 March 2009.

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17928, fire risk assessment, fire safety system, compartmentation, stairwell pressurisation system, SPS
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
FOR Classification > 1204 Engineering Design
SEO Classification > 8702 Construction Design
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 05:22
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2013 05:22
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5647
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