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A Field Survey of Rack-Type Warehouse for Commodity Classification System in Korea
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 30, Issue 2,  2016, pp.98-105
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2016.30.2.098
 Title & Authors
A Field Survey of Rack-Type Warehouse for Commodity Classification System in Korea
Kim, Woon-Hyung; Lee, Young-Jae;
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A fire risk assessment in rack-type warehouse is typically determined based on the following factors: 1. flammability and fire loads for storage of goods, packing materials, and pallet, 2. a ceiling height of warehouse indoor spaces, and 3. height, arrangement, and spacing for storage racks. For appropriately extinguishing and protecting the fire in warehouses, therefore, it is necessary to classify combustibles considering the previously mentioned factors and to develop design Standards for sprinkler system. As the first step to apply automatic sprinkler system to domestic warehouses, this study investigated characteristics for commodity distribution and warehouse configuration using 28 warehouses in five distribution complexes located in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. In addition, this study analyzed Standards for commodity distribution adopted in USA, Europe, and Japan. Using the field survey analysis, this study was aimed to provide baseline data to prepare for Commodity Classification Standard for warehouses in South Korea.
Rack-type warehouse;Classification of combustibles;Commodity distribution;Field survey;
 Cited by
W. H. Kim and Y. J. Lee, "Warehouse Commodity Classification", Proceedings of Autumn Scientific Meeting of Korean Institute of Fire Science & Engineering, pp. 143-144 (2015).

W. H. Kim and Y. J. Lee, "An Improvement of Fire Safety Code for Rack-Type Warehouse in Korea", Fire Science and Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 69-75 (2014).

FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets 8-1, "Commodity Classification", April (2015).

W. H. Kim, "Fire Characteristic and Fire Protection in Warehouse", Article of Fall Issue of Korean Fire Protection Association (2015).

M. Arvidon and A. Lonnermark, "Commodity Classification Tests of Selected Ordinary Combustible Products", SP REPORT 2002:03.

NFPA 13 "Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems" (2013).

BS EN 12845;2015, "Fixed Firefighting Systems- Automatic Sprinkler Systems- Design, Installation and Maintenance (2015).