SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1985

The Potential of Scientifically Based Fire Protection Engineering?


Fire science advances of recent years are now creating a state of knowledge that permits the emergence of a scientifically based fire protection engineering technology. It is proposed that a clear overview of an effective engineering approach is apparent and to at least an initial degree supported by engineering capabilities. A conceptual model of the elements of an analytical method is provided along with a list of references that present procedures for calculating the impact of each element. Test methods need to provide the data required to execute the calculation procedure.

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Nelson, HE
Fire Safety Performance, National Bureau of Standards, Center for Fire Research, Washington, DC
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Developed by Committee: E05
Pages: 3–7
DOI: 10.1520/STP35287S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4946-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0426-6