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EVALUATION OF LOCAL FIRES IN ENERGY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF NATIONAL STANDARDS OF THE CZECH AND SLOVAK REPUBLICS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE170141

Volume

174

Pages

8

Page Range

153 - 160

Published

2018

Size

399 kb

Author(s)

JÁN HAVKO, JIŘÍ POKORNÝ, LENKA MALÉŘOVÁ

Abstract

Equipment for the production and distribution of electricity often represents complicated components which are exposed to damage caused by various influences. One of possible negative influences are also fires. The extent of damage caused by fires depends also on the extent of these fires as the effort is to solve fires in their stage of development that is usually described as a local fire. Partial characterization of local fire, known as fire plume, was the subject of extensive theoretical analysis and experimental research. Methods for the direct application of theories on fire plumes are, however, in the territory of the Czech and Slovak Republics considerably limited due to the lack of interaction with national standards. The article describes derived interrelationships between researches and experiments realized abroad and by national standards in the territory of both republics. Derived procedures allow significantly easier application of methods for assessing local fires, including the characteristics of fire plumes. A wider application of methods for evaluating local fires leads to an increase in the security of energy equipment in the territory of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Principles are generally applicable also in other countries.

Keywords

energetic equipment, local fire, fire plume, national standard, solution finding method