fire loading

fire load, fire loading

1. The combustible contents or interior finish of a building per unit floor area, often expressed as pounds per square foot or as Btu per square foot.
2. The amount of fuel within a building which has the potential of burning and releasing heat to feed the growth of a fire.
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We the stock for it's upsetting owner Abid Ali by hot temperatures and cramped conditions due to high fire loading because of stock.
AC Ellis said: "This was a significant fire at a self-storage warehouse with a large amount of fire loading inside the property which made it a very challenging incident.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service had previously assessed the property as "high fire loading", posing a significant risk both to the tenant and to occupiers of neighbouring properties.
Structural Glass Systems under Fire Loading. Fire loading represents, for glass systems as well as for constructions in general, an extreme loading configuration.
(3) Although the fire loading is only acting on the side wall, the beam and column have a certain temperature by heat conduction as the side wall, beam, and column are connected by welding.
"Rooms with so much property in them have what we class as excessive 'fire loading' and fire spreads very quickly in such an environment.
National Concrete Masonry Association staff is working on simplified fire loading finite element models, capturing the thermal effects of applied heat to concrete masonry units.
A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said reasons why a smoke alarm would not activate "includes the fire being discovered prior to sufficient smoke being produced to activate the alarm, the occupants having an increased awareness of the dangers of fire and reducing the risk through minimising fire loading or simple actions such as closing kitchen doors to protect escape routes."
Signal-based AE techniques can produce detailed 3D picture of the fracture process during fire loading. Problems related to this method of the analysis are due to the large temperature gradient and the micro-cracking phenomena that both cause ambiguities of the velocity model.
* Removing combustible storage, refuse and vegetation to reduce the fire loading both within and outside the facility as well as help maintain the building aesthetically, which goes a long way in attracting a new user.
Its cladding bore a fire loading equivalent to 7000 gallons of petrol, compared to the planes' 8,300 gallons, Webb said.
This is especially the case of structural systems under fire loading, where multiple aspects should be accounted at the design stage.