Technologies for Protection and Resistance Enhancement of Critical Infrastructures against Extreme Fire

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Authors
  1. Mostafaei, H.
  2. Sultan, M.
  3. Kashef, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
This report provides information that could help shape national approaches for emerging risk mitigation of extreme fire threats to critical infrastructures (CIs). The results include mitigation technologies and information for fire protection and resistance enhancement of structures. The objective of this study was to review available fire protection materials and technologies for protection application to critical infrastructures and to identify materials and technologies that would be potential solutions for the protection of critical infrastructures against threats of extreme fires. The approach used in this study includes: First, a list of available fire protection technologies and materials, mainly passive fire protection such as spray applied materials and intumescent coating, was established as potential solutions for application in critical infrastructures, e.g. bridges, tunnels, important buildings and facilities against extreme fires. Second, the identified fire protection solutions were reviewed for the required performance criteria of CIs in extreme fire conditions. Finally, based on the review results, potential protection solutions were recommended for CIs e.g. bridges and buildings, against extreme fires. The recommended solutions for this study are based on a review assessment. Future experimental studies are needed to confirm that the recommended solutions could perform as expected in a simulated extreme fire environment. The outcome of this study is expected

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Keywords
extreme fires;critical infrastructure protection;resistance enhancement of structures
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-C160 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 May 2014
Number of Pages
66
DSTKIM No
CA039322
CANDIS No
800224
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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