Fire engineering: Testing, principles and practice quiz


Please answer the following 5 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 4 out of 5, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Fire engineering: Testing, principles and practice

Which of the following statements best describes the underlying principle of time equivalence in fire engineering?

Time equivalence relates real fire severity in a compartment to the severity of the standard fire test
Time equivalence provides an accurate assessment of how long a fire in a compartment will last
Time equivalence provides an indication of the peak temperatures in a compartment in the event of a fire.
All of the above

The fire resistance of an element of construction is a measure of its ability to withstand the effects of fire in a variety of possible ways. Which of the following is included in these possibilities?

The ability to maintain load bearing capacity
An ability to maintain its integrity (prevent the passage of smoke and hot gasses)
An ability to provide insulation from high temperatures
All of the above

Which of the following reflects advice on structural fire precautions given in Approved Document B?

Buildings over 30 metres in height must have a life safety sprinkler system
Periods of fire resistance for buildings depend on building height and occupancy
The highest period of fire resistance in the Approved Document is 90 minutes
Periods of fire resistance are a function of floor area

Which of the following is/are correct?

A standard fire test is an accurate representation of what is likely to happen in a real fire in a real building
A standard fire test is probably more severe than any fire which is likely to occur in a real building
A standard fire test is carried out on isolated elements of construction
All of the above

Which of the following statements applies to the Cardington fire tests?

The beams were unprotected but the columns were protected
The temperatures in the fires were generally greater than those measured in fires in other buildings
There was no structural collapse
All of the above