FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR VEHICLES IN A DOWNTOWN PEOPLE MOVER SYSTEM

The results of a study to formulate fire safety guidelines to be required for vehicles used in Downtown People Mover (DPM) systems for the movement of people in a congested urban area are presented. Through a review of the design features of existing people mover vehicles and systems, and a review of proposed new systems, fire scenarios are developed and guidelines suggested to minimize the fire risk to passengers. Methods and criteria, based on established test procedures, are proposed for assessing the flammability and smoke generation of interior finish and furnishing materials. Fire and smoke detection and suppression equipment are recommended, along with proposed guidelines for emergency evacuation provisions and emergency communication requirements. An extensive bibliography of flammability in fixed guideway transit systems is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    National Engineering Laboratory, Center for Fire Research
    Washington, DC  USA  20234

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Peacock, R D
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-78-1586 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1981 12:00AM