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Our team guide and assist you in adopting preventive measures as per best industrial practices for your facility on the basis of risk categorization and calculated fire load.
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Fire Load Calculation of a Building or a Compartment is a method of identifying potential severity of a Fire. It is measured in kJ/m2 and determined by the calorific value of each material present inside the building or a compartment.
Purpose of Fire Load Calculation:
Fire Classification: As per NFPA, there are 5 classes of fire: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class K. Fire Load Calculation helps classify the types of potential Fires and helps determining the type of Extinguishing media required.
Estimating Fire Size: Fire Size calculation helps us identify the quantity of Extinguishing media required for area, compartment or facility.
Layout Sighting: Fire Load Calculation helps determine the Layout Sighting of an Area or Compartment. By Calculating the Fire Load, materials segregation and placement can be done.
Estimating Smoke Production Rate: Smoke is produced in fires involves a major life hazard. Smoke particles absorb and scatter the light and reduce the visibility which results in disorientation. It compromises the person’s ability to find exit signs, doors and windows. Smoke Production Rates helps in Designing Smoke vent system for warehouses and storage facilities and designing.
Selection of Building Construction Type: Selection of suitable construction type for a building is a very crucial part. Fire Load calculation helps in determining the Fire Size and Heat generated from a potential fire and thus helping in selection of appropriate construction type for a building.
Risk Estimation: With every type of fire, there are different risks involved. Be it exposure to Thermal Radiation, Harmful gases or Smoke released from a potential fire. By Determining all these parameters, we can estimate the potential risks associated which will aid in determination of safeguards to be set in place.
Selection of Fire Fighting Utilities: Classification of fire and Size of the Fire are key factors in Selection of Fire Fighting Utilities.