Industrial fire safety

Research in industrial fire safety relates to issues surrounding the use, storage or handling of hazardous and combustible materials in an industrial setting. The potentially serious fire and life safety hazards that ensue involve risks such as ultra-fast fire progression or even explosion. Research in this area is aimed towards enhancing the understanding of fire behaviour and fire safety in industrial settings, including risk assessment, detailed examination of liquid-fuelled fires and their interactions with the surroundings, fire initiation and spread, fire inerting and/or suppression, radiation and other fire hazards.