Determine The fire load density (MJ/m2
A compartment with the following data is subjected to a fire. The
compartment located in remote area is designed as office usage. The
following information is given:
Automatic smoke alarm is provided;
No independent water supplies are provided;
No firefighting devices are provided;
The office is made of concrete, ρ=2500kg/m3
There are two ventilation openings on the walls. The dimensions
(breadth x height) are 3.6m x 1.5m for Opening 1 and 7.2m x
1.5m for Opening 2;
The breadth x length x height of the compartment is 7m x 14m
Use Annex E of the Eurocode 1(Part 1-2) to determine the fire
load density (MJ/m2
) incorporating appropriate factor of safety.
Plot the temperature-time curve of the compartment fire for this office.