Component Level Analysis

The component-level analysis uses the OHFRA tool to evaluate material compatibility, ignition and potential heat- generating mechanisms, reaction effects, and likelihood of fire based on history of use.  Material compatibility of metals is based on threshold pressure data and non-metals are evaluated based on autogenous ignition temperature and oxygen index. Ignition mechanism identification is based on the presence and severity of characteristic elements required for ignition. Reaction effects of a fire are based on kindling chains and the heat of combustion of materials.