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New Concepts for Fire Protection of Passenger Rail Transportation Vehicles

Published

Author(s)

Richard D. Peacock, Richard W. Bukowski, Walter W. Jones, Paul A. Reneke

Abstract

Recent advances in guided ground transportation, fire test methods, and hazard analysis necessitate re-examination of requirements for fire safety. Several studies have indicated nearly random ability of current tests to predict actual fire behavior. A comparison of the approaches used in the United States, Germany, and France is presented. With the strengths and weaknesses of current methods for measuring the fire performance of materials used in rail transit systems reviewed, a direction is suggested in which most fire science-oriented organizations in the world are clearly headed - fire hazard and fire risk assessment methods supported by measurement methods based on heat release rate.
Proceedings Title
International Association for Fire Safety Science. Fire Safety Science
Conference Dates
July 13-17, 1994
Conference Location
Ottawa,

Keywords

fire protection, passenger vehicles, transportation, heat release rate, hazard analysis, fire hazard, risk assessment, railroads, fire risk assessment

Citation

Peacock, R. , Bukowski, R. , Jones, W. and Reneke, P. (1994), New Concepts for Fire Protection of Passenger Rail Transportation Vehicles, International Association for Fire Safety Science. Fire Safety Science, Ottawa, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=913066 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created July 13, 1994, Updated February 19, 2017