Our unique approach combines the real world experience of BakerRisk’s fire protection experts with the proven rigor of our fire and hydraulic modeling tools. This leverages the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative techniques to provide a robust method of accurately defining firewater demands, determining adequate firewater coverage, reviewing response capabilities and response times, identifying and closing gaps, and facilitating the creation of fire pre-plans. Our Fire Hazard and Mitigation Analysis (FHMA) can be easily updated as changes are made in the plant, which is critical for adjusting to the dynamic nature of plant operations. FHMAs can be created from scratch or utilize existing fire consequence modeling.
Although many recommended practices including API RP 2001 reference performing a “Fire Hazard Analysis” as a step toward improving mitigation and response, we have designed a process to aid you in defining what “good” looks like based on your specific needs.
The goal of our unique FHMA methodology is to assess the consequences of fire scenarios, the adequacy and reliability of available protection features, and the emergency response capabilities to respond to a fire event. This allows fire protection engineers and emergency responders to ensure that both passive and active fire protection measures are sufficient for handling potential fires on their site.
BakerRisk’s FHMA methodology and tools can be customized to provide a wide range of services aimed at understanding fire hazards and mitigating them to the extent practical. A summary of key FHMA outputs is below, with additional details located in the downloadable poster on this page.
- Determine maximum firewater demand through hydraulic modeling of realistic firewater applications
- Confirm appropriate firewater coverage based on quantitative review of design basis fire case scenarios
- Determine locations with inadequate firewater coverage, accounting for both mobile and fixed systems
- Assess passive fire protection throughout the facility and identify gaps based on modeling and/or prescriptive recommended practices
- Develop fire pre-plans based on quantitative fire results and integrated emergency response capabilities and procedures