CONCEPTS FOR FIRE PROTECTION OF PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Recent advances in passenger rail transportation, fire test methods, and hazard analysis necessitate re-examination of requirements for fire safety. The strengths and weaknesses of current methods for measuring the fire performance of rail transportation systems are evaluated. A systems approach to fire safety which addresses typical passenger train fire scenario is analyzed. A rationale is presented for the direction in which most fire science-oriented organizations in the world are clearly headed - the use of fire hazard and fire risk assessment methods supported by measurement methods based on heat release rate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB95-162046 and PB95-180774. Pub. in Fire and Materials, v19 p71-87 1995.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Fire Science Division
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 1996 12:00AM