Enrique Munoz Garcia’s paper on Risk-Based Passive Fire-Protection Optimization has been published in the February edition of Oil and Gas Facilities Magazine by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

The paper centres around the fact that Passive Fire-Protection (PFP) location is often determined by simplistic assumptions, standards, guidance and methods – all of which do not always consider the real response of the structure – or individuals – to fire.

A comparison between the different methods is provided, as are case studies that have resulted in optimum PFP schemes. In particular, Enrique discusses performance-based fire-collapse analysis, which provides an understanding of the response of the individual members, as well as the entire structural system, to fire.

For more information on this paper, please contact Enrique at: emgarcia@mmiengineering.com