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Volume 27, Issue 6 - Dec 2013
Volume 27, Issue 5 - Oct 2013
Volume 27, Issue 4 - Aug 2013
Volume 27, Issue 3 - Jun 2013
Volume 27, Issue 2 - Apr 2013
Volume 27, Issue 1 - Feb 2013
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A Study on Fire Safety Management of Social Welfare Facilities
Choi, Kyu-Chool ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 1~7
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.001
The fire safety of social welfare facilities increasing at high speed with coming-up of an aging society have been on the rise as a very important social problems. This research paper has analyzed the fire safety laws and standards about the social welfare facilities as a lesson elderly nursing home's fire that occurred in recent years. This research worker have conducted the questionnaire survey including research of the true actual through the fire protection engineers, the professors, the fire facilities managers and the users. This study has proposed the installing of suitable fire protection systems through the law revision, normal maintenance of the facilities, the safety management plan through evaluation about fire protective management and related facilities by the methods of the fire safety management.
A Study of Minimum Autoignition Temperature Behavior (MAITB) of Benzene and n-Hexane Mixture
Ha, Dong-Myeong ; Kim, Kyu-Hyun ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 8~13
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.008
The autoignition temperature (AIT) is important index for the safe handling of flammable liquids which constitute the solvent mixtures. This study measured the AITs and ignition delay time for Benzene and n-Hexane system by using ASTM E659 apparatus. The AITs of Benzene and n-Hexane which constituted binary system were
, respectively. The experimental AITs of Benzene and n-Hexane system were a good agreement with the calculated AITs by the proposed equations with a few A.A.D. (average absolute deviation).
Automatic Distress Notification System Working with an External VHF Device in Small Ship
Jeong, Heon ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 14~19
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.014
In this paper, I have developed an automatic distress notification system (ADNS) working with an external VHF device in small ship. The proposed system is as part of a small ship disaster analysis system which can detect and quickly respond to the small ship disaster. The automatic notification system receives the location information signal from the disaster analysis system, and the signal will be converted into voice signal to broadcast of the accident position through external VHF device. It will be sending a distress message as form of voice information through VHF device until sinking under the water. Through this research, I expect we'll be make a quick response and prevent a terrible loss of human life.
An Analysis on the Major Parameter and the Relations of Pressure Difference Effect of Leakage Area in the Smoke-Control Zone
You, Woo Jun ; Ko, Gwon Hyun ; SaKong, Seong Ho ; Nam, Jun-Seok ; Ryou, Hong-Sun ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 20~25
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.020
This study is experimentally analyzed to extract the major parameters affecting the performance of the smoke-control system and the relations of pressure difference between vestibule and supply air pressure zone effect of supply mass flow rate and leakage area in the smoke-control zone. To obtain this, the mock-up building of three-story scale with a total of 10 compartments was constructed, and several apparatus were also installed for in-situ measurement of the ventilation flow rate, pressure difference between compartments, smoke defensive air velocity, the opening-closing force of door, etc. This article show that pressure difference in the smoke-control zone is significantly related with leakage area of vestibule in low pressure region, leakage area of supply air pressure in over pressure region and both of them in pressure control region when the pressure control range of damper is 45 Pa~55 Pa.
The Performance of a New Pressure Reducing Valve Automatically Preventing Pressure Equalization
Park, Yong-Hwan ; Kim, Sang-Wook ; Kim, Beom-Kyu ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 26~30
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.026
It is necessary to use pressure reducing valves to provide required water pressure in water-based fire suppression systems of the tall buildings. In many cases, however, pressure reducing valves lose their function due to the phenomenon of pressure equalization caused by valve leak. This study carried out performance evaluation of the recently developed pressure reducing valve to prevent pressure equalization and found it can maintain designed pressure reducing ratio within 11% variation and prevent pressure equalization by automatic self-lock function of the piston.
Numerical Study on the Effect of Damper Position on Characteristics of Thermal Flow at the Vestibules and Fire Door
Moon, Hyo-Jun ; Ko, Gwon-Hyun ; Ryou, Hong-Sun ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 31~38
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.031
The pressurized smoke control system is important for fire safety in building because it is directly concerned with egress time of people. Even though the damper plays an essential role in the pressurized smoke control system, the phenomena of backflow smoke occurs for a certain the damper position. The research for a position of damper effects on distribution of air flow at the fire door is not performed. In this study, numerical simulation using FDS 5.5 was carried out to analyze the effect of the position of damper on flow distribution at the fire door. To simulate real situation, effects of opening and closing of fire door was considered. As a result, when HRR was between 200 kW and 400 kW, in the case which the damper was on the opposite wall of the fire door, the back flow to the vestibules was large compared to the two other cases of damper position. But when HRR was above 400 kW, Effect on damper position was not occurred.
An Experimental Study on Explosion Hazard of Dry Cleaning Solvent Recovery Machine in Laundry
Choi, Jung-Min ; Son, Bong-Se ; Kim, Dong-Suk ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 39~45
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.039
This study analyzes the explosion hazard of dry cleaning solvent recovery machine in laundry shop in two aspects, i.e. combustible and ignition source, and determines the explosive conditions of this machine by conducting mockup explosion tests repeatedly, varying conditions and using real dry cleaning solvent recovery machines. As to combustibles, two kinds of combustibles used widely in Korea have been selected and tested. The flash points, LEL's, and saturation vapor pressures of those combustibles have been measured, and their explosion specific curves have been drawn, based on the results of the measurements, so that the explosion risks of those materials may be determined, depending on the temperatures. Potential voltages generated from materials for laundry and foreign materials of metals have been assumed to be the ignition sources in this application, and their potential voltages have been measured, depending on temperature, humidity, and antistatic agent, by using real materials for laundry and a potential voltage measuring device. Tests have been conducted, varying the quantities, concentrations, and operating temperatures of materials for laundry. As a result, explosions have not been generated with potential voltages of materials for laundry, but explosions have been observed when applying artificial spark energy of 2.0 mJ.
Development of a Seismic Test Method for Fire Protecting Components by Equivalent Linear Analysis Theory
Kwark, Ji-Hyun ; Yoon, Jong-Ku ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 46~51
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.046
In this study a lab scale seismic test method which is able to evaluate seismic resistant performance of the fire protecting components in case of earthquake was developed. This seismic test consists of equivalent accelerating and temporary accelerating. The former is to search for resonance frequency and the latter is to simulate vibrating by earthquake with intensive magnitude. The frequency and displacement accelerated to the components was decided by maximum acceleration of gravity, and whether or not they could maintain function was tried to be confirmed. This test method is expected as an effective one for evaluating seismic resistant performance for the fire protecting components.
An Empirical Study on the Relay Pumping Method for the High Pressure of Fire Engine Pump
Min, Se-Hong ; Kwon, Yong-Joon ; Park, Jong-Deok ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 52~59
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.052
In this study, tests were conducted to establish a fire engine of relay waterproof and utilization in order to maintain the pressure in a situation that require high-pressure water-resistant such as a high-rise building fire, etc. As a result of test on the change of a relay waterproof pressure, the measurement result with the hydrant intake of a fire engine opened has reduced approximately 20 % compared to the measurement result with the hydrant intake closed. Similar efficiency showed in the test result that change the pressure of 2 fire engines respectively to use them more efficiently at a fire fighting activity site. A fire engine operation and utilization is proposed based on this study result in order to cope effectively with a fire site requiring high-pressure stream in a high-rise building fire, etc. by using a fire engine held at present because there is no fire pump with high-pressure stream ability arranged at the fire station and there is no regulation on high-pressure fire-fighting pumps in a type approval and verification technology criterion for a fire engine.
A Study for the Management of the Wireless Communication for Safety of Firefighteer in Fire Scene
Son, Eun-Soo ; Park, Tae-Sun ; Kim, Jong-Nak ; Yoon, Myong-O ;
Fire Science and Engineering, volume 27, issue 1, 2013, Pages 60~65
DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2013.27.1.060
From an accident at 2:00 a.m. in November 2nd, 2012 that one fire-fighter died while suppressing the E land World Inc. Fire in Bupyeong-Gu, Incheon, we concluded the problem and the improvement method of using the wireless communication (the two-way radio) that the fire safety officer and the safety crew use when identifying the safety of the fire scene. And after the investigation, we could find that the communication between the fire safety officer and the safety crew was difficult in the scene of the fire by voice because of much noise, so they could rely solely on the wireless communication. Therefore, we investigated the wireless communication and its frequency now used in Incheon Fire Safety Devision. Also, we compared with those of the military and the police. As a result, by making use of the wireless communication and its frequency currently possessed in Incheon Fire Safety Division, we found that the fire safety officer and the safety crew rescuing people at the risk of their own life in the various fire scene can communicate effectively.