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.
- See also PB95-162046 and PB95-180774. Pub. in Fire and Materials, v19 p71-87 1995.
National Institute of Standards and TechnologyFire Science Division
Gaithersburg, MD United States 20760
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Fire prevention; Fires; Passenger transportation; Protection; Railroad transportation; Risk assessment; Safety
- Subject Areas: Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00720928
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 8 1996 12:00AM