Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Fire Hazards in Energy Systems


Submission deadline: 1st Feb, 2014

Given recent fire disasters like the oil train at Lac-Megantic or the 25th anniversary of Piper Alpha, the ongoing acceleration in energy demand and the new range of technologies introduced call for an in-depth examination of fire safety engineering in the production, storage and distribution of power.
Papers are invited as part of a special issue of Fire Technology devoted to the state of the art in fire science and technology related to energy systems. Of interest are research studies (experimental, computational, theoretical) and case studies that may contribute towards the understanding or the solution of engineering problems. The range of topics of interest is broad and interdisciplinary, and includes:
- Renewable energies (eg, biomass, wind, solar)
- Oil and gas (eg, LNG, onshore and offshore).
- Nuclear plants
- Energy storage (eg, batteries, hydrogen)
- Electrical and other distribution networks (eg, pipelines, rail, shipping)
- New technologies (eg, oxyfuel, tar sands, shale gas, sustainable buildings).


Editors of this issue:
Dr Guillermo Rein, Imperial College London, UK g.rein (at) imperial.ac.uk Dr George Boustras, European University Cyprus, g.boustras (at) euc.ac.cy

*Fire Technology* (http://www.springer.com/10694)
FT is the interdisciplinary journal by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Springer, spanning the whole range of fire safety science and engineering. It is the oldest fire journal, publishing uninterruptedly since 1965. The aims are to provide and advocate for research and education in fire safety engineering, and reduce the worldwide burden of fire hazards.

*Paper Submission*
Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. All open submissions will be peer reviewed subject to the standards of the journal. Manuscripts based on previously published conference papers must be extended substantially. The journal accepts three types of manuscripts (full papers, case studies and short communications). Letters to the Editor are also considered. Manuscripts should be submitted to: http://fire.edmgr.com. Please choose article type “SI: Fire and Energy Systems” when submitting.
Paper submission deadline: 1st Feb, 2014