Research Foundation issues report on Validation of Methodologies to Determine Fire Load for Use in Structural Fire Protection

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jun 9, 2011

The uncertainty of fire loads as input data for calculating structural fire performance is a critical concern in the field of structural fire protection.  Accurate values are needed for this input criteria to better predict the performance of structures in fire. NFPA 557 is a newly proposed draft standard to provide methods and values for use in the determination of design basis fire loads.  This new report documents a project to validate the fire load survey methodology proposed in the NFPA 557 draft standard and to develop guidance on means to calibrate the results of fire load data surveys developed using various other methodologies.