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Fire risk assessment of a single exit metro station: Evacuation, fire and rescue perspective
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This work aims to evaluate the risks at the single exit metro station Zinkensdamm with regard to evacuation and possibilities for fire and rescue operation. The work also includes a comparison of the same station having two exits. The results from the newly-conducted METRO-project were used as the starting point for the evaluation. The report is based on a comprehensive literature review on single exit underground stations and their potential hazards. The evaluation was conducted by comparing the time available for evacuation with the time at which critical conditions occur in case of fire. The results show that for the chosen fire scenario a successful evacuation cannot always be guaranteed. Based on the results, different measures are suggested to improve the fire safety inside the station, such as further improving the train cars' furnishings and installing a sprinkler system in the track area or inside the train cars.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
Single-exit, Metro, Risk assessment, Fire, Evacuation, Rescue operation
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Other Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-26932DiVA: diva2:772942
Subject / course
Building Engineering
Available from: 2015-01-19 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2015-01-19Bibliographically approved

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