SAFE EGRESS FROM DEEP STATIONS Flawed Criteria in NFPA 130

The design of railway stations includes the consideration of emergency evacuation requirements. These are written in NFPA 130, a standard of the National Fire Protection Association. If a standard is faulty or inappropriate in any way, the flaw has far reaching consequences. The Code 130 is an example of a flawed code. As such it deserves our immediate attention and improvement. The code fails to properly measure egress rates from deep stations. The paper reviews the reasons for this and indicates corrective action.


Issue Date:
2006-03
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/207944
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/207944
Total Pages:
5




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