Accession Number : ADA310234

Title :   Ship Applied Fire Engineering (SAFE) User Manual Version 2.2. A Computer Model for the Implementation of the Ship Fire Safety Engineering Methodology (SFSEM).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COMPUCON GROSSE LLE MI

Personal Author(s) : Clouthier, Elizabeth ; Rich, Doris ; Romberg, Betty

PDF Url : ADA310234

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 261

Abstract : In order to conduct a thorough fire safety analysis, the analyst must mix both theory and experience. The Ship Fire Safety Engineering Methodology (SFSEM) is the theory, but in order to utilize it successfully, the analyst must have a significant knowledge of the ship being analyzed as well as experience in fire protection. The SFSEM for fire safety can be utilized to perform a comprehensive fire safety analysis of a ship design or of an existing ship. The SFSEM evaluates the probability of spaces and barriers successfully limiting a fire on a compartment-by%compartment basis. The evaluation incorporates fire growth hazard potential, automatic detection, fixed and manual suppression, and barriers. The system is structured in a manner that allows probable paths of fire propagation to be determined based on time durations. The Ship Applied Fire Engineering (SAFE) programming system automates portions of the SFSEM. It is actually an integrated series of programs requiring engineering evaluations, ship geometry, and ship features as input. SAFE enables a person to describe the layout of a ship through AutoCAD, enter data values for compartments and barriers into a database, and run a probabilistic fire model on the ship. These data values, as well as results of running the probabilistic model, can be output in text or graphic form. 17. Keywords 18. Distribution Statement SAFE, Ship Applied Fire Engineering, SFSEM, Ship Fire This document is available to the U.S. public through Safety Engineering Methodology, probabilistic model, ship the National Technical Information Service, design, fire safety, fire safety analysis, fire protection Springfield, VA 22161.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *USER MANUALS, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *SHIP FIRES, *FIRE SAFETY, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROPAGATION, METHODOLOGY, SHIPS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DETECTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROBABILITY, TIME, ENGINEERING, GEOMETRY, FIRE PROTECTION, MARINE ENGINEERING, NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, AUTOMATIC, SUPPRESSION, ANALYSTS, FIRE HAZARDS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE