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Quantitative Fire Risk Assessment and Management

  • Jeom Kee PaikEmail author
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Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 37)

Abstract

Fire hazards exist in natural and industrial environments and in people’s homes. Fire is one of the most significant accident types that result in catastrophe in terms of personnel, assets, and the environment. This chapter presents a procedure for the quantitative assessment and management of fire risks in structures and infrastructures, with a focus on industrial applications associated with hydrocarbons. An illustrative example of fire risk assessment for offshore installations is presented. This quantitative procedure contrasts the prescriptive procedures associated with the rules and qualitative approaches of risk assessment and management.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.The Korea Ship and Offshore Research Institute (Lloyd’s Register Foundation Research Centre of Excellence)Pusan National UniversityBusanKorea (Republic of)

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