FREIA - An expert system for fires and explosions in the process industry

Petra Andersson*, Björn Karlsson, Sven Erik Magnusson, Göran Holmstedt

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FREIA is a simple tool for evaluating industrial fire safety. It considers fires and the accidental release of hazardous substances both inside and outside buildings. It gives a rough estimate on whether certain components within a room will be damaged or not. The system has been used for evaluating fire safety in both the process industry and at power plants for several years, and an example of an evaluation is presented in this paper. The system has been found to be valuable in finding weak links in the fire safety system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The system was developed within a project at the Department of Fire Safety Engineering at Lund University in Sweden, in close co-operation with Sydkraft AB, Sweden’s second largest power company. The project was financed by the Sydkraft Research Foundation and the system has been used for several years by fire protection engineers, within the Sydkraft group, for evaluation of projected plants and also for those already in operation, as well as for other industrial applications.

Other keywords

  • accidental releases
  • damage to components
  • fires
  • hazard analysis tool


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