People Evacuation: Simplified Evaluation of Available Safe Egress Time (ASET) in Enclosures

TitoloPeople Evacuation: Simplified Evaluation of Available Safe Egress Time (ASET) in Enclosures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsTosolini E, Grimaz S, Pecile LC, Salzano E
Conference Name5th International Conference on Safety and Environment in the Process and Power Industry (CISAP)
Volume26
Pagination501-506
Date Published06/2012
Place PublishedMilano, ITALY
Abstract

The evaluation of the Available Safe Egress Time (ASET) is essential for organizing people evacuation in case of tire in industrial premises, buildings or generic enclosures. This task is usually achieved by considering several performance criteria and then calculating the time for reaching established threshold limits for each of those criteria. In the paper a sensitivity study for the ASET performance criteria is presented. To this aim the Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) has been adopted. A comparison between FDS results and an analytical approach for a quick estimation of the ASET in an enclosure is showed. The methodology may be usable as a decision support tool for emergency evacuation design and management.

DOI10.3303/CET1226084