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campusfire_ news release

SERVICES > FACILITY FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD AND RISK ANALYSIS ....

There are fire hazards intrinsic to every facility regardless of whether it houses an industrial process, an office or a residence. Where are the likely ignition points and mechanisms? What factors relevant to this site increase the probability of ignition? What are the likely consequences of a fire? What options are available to mitigate the loss potential? These questions are typical of those J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc., strives to answer in the course of its Facility Audits.

J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc., approaches the facility with a four point review plan. We study the physical layout of the facility and the processes it houses. We identify the combustibles and the sources of ignition. From this we develop an understanding of the inherent fire hazard represented by the facility. Once the fire hazards are identified and defined we assess the risks these hazards represent. These risks are analyzed in terms of the threat to human life, to property and mission continuity.

J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc., identifies the relevant codes and standards for a site under review. We identify those areas where the facility may not be in compliance with the most recent editions and interpretations of those codes and standards, allowing management to make the improvements necessary in a planned, scheduled and pro-active manner rather than reactively.

Rarely do the minimum compliance codes and standards adequately reflect the financial impact a fire will have on the company operating the facility. J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc., assists its clients in developing a plan of "Mission Assurance" for the facility.

In the Mission Assurance Analysis we review the potential fire scenarios for their impact on the productive capacity of the site, taking into consideration the costs associated with production interruption, facility repair, environmental remediation, lost revenue and loss of market share. These factors often argue for a pro-active fire protection program.

J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc., fashions a Fire Prevention and Protection Program for its clients to assure the mission of the site. Life Safety, Property Preservation, Mission Continuity and Environmental Protection are the ultimate objectives that J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc., seeks achieve for all of our clients.


 

Where are the likely ignition points and mechanisms?

What factors relevant to this site increase the probability of ignition?

What are the consequences of a fire likely to be?

What options are available to mitigate the loss potential?