This thesis is concerned with the basic ideas of how fire safety level can be evaluated. For a specific ship, risk levels are of course independent of the design methodology, but the evaluation of fire safety level is dependent on the type of regulations that are used. The evaluation of fire safety can be done in a number of different ways. First, the UK 'Draft Code of Practice for the Application of Fire Safety Engineering Principles to Fire Safety in Buildings' is described. The Code is intended to facilitate the use of functional building requirements, and it gives guidance on how to evaluate the different parts of fire safety of buildings. The second approach, the Ship Fire Safety Engineering Method (SFSEM), uses both deterministic calculations and probabilities to determine a numerical value of fire safety of a ship. The third approach is the Australian-Canadian Risk Cost Assessment Model. This model also produces a numerical value for fire safety. The model can be used to compare different designs that give the same level of safety, in order to find the most cost effective solution.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lund University. Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety
    SE-22100 Lund,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • WIKMAN, J
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Pagination: 157 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00728677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1996 12:00AM