Fire Hazard Analysis

Fire Hazard Analysis

Preparing an FHA Plan that Mitigates or Manages Risks of Fire and Explosion Hazards

A fire hazard analysis (FHA) performed by TERPconsulting not only identifies, evaluates, and analyzes the hazardous materials present at a processing plant or storage facility, but also reviews processes and functions from a risk-based standpoint. This includes an in-depth assessment of hazards and fire risks associated with the presence of flammable materials that could potentially pose a fire and life safety danger.

As required by building and fire codes, facility-specific standards, insurance requirements, and in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), FHAs identify, assess, and review the types of fire and explosion hazards present that could create unacceptable loss scenarios specific to a plant or facility. The analysis is performed to evaluate the likelihood and consequences of a fire and to develop a comprehensive plan to mitigate or manage the risks associated with it. TERPconsulting’s FHA services involve a detailed review of the physical, chemical, and structural characteristics of the facility, as well as an assessment of the operational activities that take place within it. This information is used to identify potential ignition sources, fuel sources, and pathways of fire spread.

TERPconsulting’s analysis also considers the occupancy type, the number of occupants, and their mobility within the facility. It evaluates the effectiveness of fire suppression and detection systems in place and identifies any gaps in the system. The data the experts at TERPconsulting gather during the FHA is used to develop a fire protection plan that includes fire prevention measures, fire detection and alarm systems, and fire suppression systems.

A fire hazard analysis performed by the specialists at TERPconsulting is a critical step in ensuring the safety of a facility and its occupants. It provides a foundation for developing effective fire protection strategies that can prevent or mitigate the potential fire risks.