Consideration of reliability and performance of fire protection systems in FiRECAM<TM>

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TypeArticle
ConferenceinFIRE Conference 2000: 09 May 2000, Ottawa, Ontario
Pages112; # of pages: 12
SubjectSprinklers; Risk/cost assessment
AbstractReliability and performance of fire protection systems in a building are important considerations in the new objective/performance-based code environment. An increased reliability and performance would provide a higher level of life safety to the occupants. To help designers and building officials assess the impact of reliability and performance of fire protection systems, assessment tools are essential. In this paper, the computer fire risk-cost assessment model that is being developed at the National Research Council ofCanada (NRC) is used to show, as an example, how the impact of reliability of fire alarms and automatic sprinklers on life safety in a building can be quantitatively assessed. The NRC model is called FiRECAM? (Fire Risk Evaluation and Cost Assessment Model). FiRECAM? evaluates the life risks to the occupants and fire costs as a result of all probable fires in a building and by simulating the dynamic interaction of fire growth, smoke movement, occupant response and fire department intervention. These interactions are affected by the reliability of fire alarms and automatic sprinklers, as well as the performance of other fire protection systems that are installed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44001
9945
NPARC number20331208
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