Fire safety of EPS insulated facades in residential multi-storey buildings

Esko Mikkola, Tuula Hakkarainen, Anna Matala

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    Abstract

    Effect of EPS ETICS system on fire safety has been studied by using fire safety engineering methods for residential multi-storey buildings up to eight floors.
    The probabilities of fire spread to apartments above the room-of-fire-origin were assessed by calculating heat exposures and consequences caused by the external flaming both for the EPS ETICS facade and for facade made of at least A2-s1, d0 materials.
    Concerning consequences for life safety, the fire death probability for EPS ETICS system was found to be within tolerable limits of F-N-curve which illustrates the probability of an event and consequences in terms of number of deaths.
    Special concern should be paid to fire safety during installation phase when EPS is unprotected without reinforced rendering.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMATEC Web of Conferences
    Subtitle of host publication1st International Seminar for Fire Safety of Facades
    PublisherEDP Sciences
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-2-7598-1100-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event1st International Seminar for Fire Safety of Facades - Paris, France
    Duration: 14 Nov 201315 Nov 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesMATEC Web of Conferences
    Volume9

    Conference

    Conference1st International Seminar for Fire Safety of Facades
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period14/11/1315/11/13

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    Mikkola, E., Hakkarainen, T., & Matala, A. (2013). Fire safety of EPS insulated facades in residential multi-storey buildings. In MATEC Web of Conferences: 1st International Seminar for Fire Safety of Facades [04002] EDP Sciences. MATEC Web of Conferences, Vol.. 9 https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20130904002