Fire Hazard Assessments
Applying technical methods to assist our clients’ understanding of the impact of fire or explosion on their facilities
Fire Hazard Assessment (FHA) uses technical methods to identify possible fire ignition sources and conditions that may result in fire or explosion, and to determine the appropriate fire protection systems for a facility.
PLC’s understanding of the engineering fundamentals, enhanced by years of practical experience, means we bring crucial expertise and the right technologies for hazard identification, hazard quantification, and establishing the appropriate loss control measures.
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Our Services Guide provides complete descriptions of all our fire and life safety services, a mapping of services to sectors, plus information about our:
- Quality Management Program
- Health and Safety Program
- Corporate Security Program
Our hazard assessments are built upon extensive data collected through in-depth facility inspections. This hands-on approach means our fire safety engineers can accurately document each facility’s building configuration, fuel sources, potential ignition sources, and unique physical and operating characteristics.
Wherever possible, our FHAs leverage fire simulation technologies, including our own proprietary hazard assessment software.
Our hands-on approach means our fire safety engineers can accurately document each facility’s building configuration, fuel sources, potential ignition sources, and unique physical and operating characteristics
For some clients—particularly in industrial sectors—assessments involve formal, defined methodology and have specific reporting requirements. We are completely comfortable in these scenarios, thanks to our experience with a range of FHA methods, including:
- Computer-Based Fire Modeling
- Structural Response Modeling
- Fire Protection System Response Modeling
- Explosion Hazard Assessment (Gases and Dust)
- Preliminary Hazard Assessment (PHA)
- Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)
- Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Event Tree Analysis
Beyond modeling, simulation, and assessment software, PLC has also developed specific tools to assist with efficiently and effectively coordinating hazard data and protection information for larger industrial sites.