Publications

Books, chapters, editorials and articles of Tecsa personnel

Below is a list of major publications, in whose preparation the Tecsa personnel participated.

The publications listed cover the period from 2000 to date.

For a complete list of publications contact the TECSA S.r.l. secretariat to request the complete presentation of the company.

 Future publications:

  • Paul Bryant (Fire Cubed LLC – UK), Luca Fiorentini (TECSA S.r.l.), “Fire strategies – strategic thinking”, edizione italiana del volume originale tradotta ed annotata in uscita con il titolo “Strategie antincendio. Guida alla selezione della migliore strategia antincendio alla luce del nuovo Codice di Prevenzione Incendi e del DPR151/2011”, Marzo 2016, [LIBRO]
  • Luca Fiorentini (TECSA S.r.l.), Luca Marmo (Turin Polytechnic), Vincenzo Puccia (Fire Brigade), Performance Approach in fire engineering: case study, REPORT INVITED BY SFPE, 11th international conference on performance-based fire engineering organised by SFPE. Warsaw (Poland), 23-25 May 2016;
  • Luca Fiorentini (TECSA S.r.l.), Luca Marmo (Turin Polytechnic), Vincenzo Puccia (Fire Brigade), Enrico Danzi (Turin Polytechnic), “Fire risk assessment of photovoltaic plants. A case study moving from two large fires: from accident investigation and forensic engineering to fire risk assessment for reconstruction and permitting purposes”, 15th International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, ICHEME, Konzerthaus Freiburg (Germany), 5 – 8 June 2016;
  • Luca Fiorentini, Mauro Paccione (TECSA S.r.l.), Pasquale Fanelli (TUV Functional Safety Expert), Luca Marmo ed Enrico Danzi (Turin Polytechnic), “1th International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosion” (ISHPMIE), Dalian (China) July 24-29 2016;

 

VII Convegno VGR 2016 “Valutazione e gestione del rischio” – Roma, 20-22 Settembre 2016

  • Antonio Sesto Rubino (TECSA S.r.l.), Aldo Ugo (SIOT S.p.A.), Salvatore Tafaro (Vigili del Fuoco), “La gestione integrata della sicurezza industriale dal rispetto della norma nazionale ed internazionale e degli standard all’analisi di rischio integrata nella organizzazione aziendale e derivata dall’esperienza operativa. La best practice per un terminale marino petrolifero”;
  • Luca Fiorentini (TECSA S.r.l.), Vincenzo Puccia (Vigili del Fuoco), “Utilizzo di strumenti della fire engineering per l’analisi di incendio di un natante”;
  • Mauro Paccione, Fabio Breveglieri (TECSA S.r.l.), Pasquale Fanelli (TUV Functional Safety Expert, Consultant), “Process risk management e safety management system. Un caso studio”;
  • Luca Fiorentini (TECSA S.r.l.), Paul Heimplaetzer (Royal Haskoning DHV, NL), Salvatore Tafaro (Vigili del Fuoco), “L’analisi delle barriere di protezione disponibili quale metodo per la individuazione di una strategia di sicurezza antincendio sostanziale per la messa in sicurezza delle infrastrutture di trasporto pubblico. Esperienze in ambito europeo su stazioni ferroviarie e su complessi aeroportuali”;
  • Luca Fiorentini (TECSA S.r.l.), Edward Marszal (Kenexis, USA), “Requisiti Seveso III. Criteri di dimensionamento, posizionamento e selezione dei sistemi F&G a fronte dello studio 3D degli scenari incidentali di riferimento e dell’effettiva area di copertura ed in relazione all’analisi di rischio di processo condotta”;
  • Pilo (Vigili del Fuoco), M. Ziron (ARPAV), M. Tarantino, A. Casalli (ENI S.p.A.), L. Fiorentini (TECSA S.r.l.), B. Chiaia (Politecnico di Torino), “Proposta di metodologia per l’analisi sismica di impianti industriali complessi”

 

Books

  • Luca Fiorentini: Safety management systems. OHSAS 18001. Major accidents prevention systems. Integrated systems. Fire risk management systems. edited by EPC S.r.l., 06/2011; EPC S.r.l.., ISBN: 978-88-6310-092-1, in Italian
  • Luca Fiorentini: Major accidents quantitative risk assessment. edited by EPC. S.r.l., 06/2011; EPC S.r.l., ISBN: 978-88-6310-092-2, in Italian
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo: Fire risk assessment. Laws, regulations and international recognized standards. Assessment methods and techniques. Fire protection strategy selection. Fire risk management during time. Case studies and examples.. edited by EPC S.r.l. – Rome – Italy, 04/2011; EPC S.r.l. – Rome – Italy., ISBN: 9788863103212
  • Luca Fiorentini: Environmental management systems. An ISO 14001 approach for industry.. 1 edited by EPC S.r.l., 07/2009; EPC S.r.l., ISBN: 90064, in Italian

 

Chapters

  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Norberto Piccinini: Forensic investigation and engineering of fires and explosions. Forensic Engineering, 1 edited by Nicola Augenti, Bernardino Chiaia, 04/2011: chapter Fire and Explosions; Dario Flaccovio Publisher., ISBN: 9788857901015 This publication is quoted and referenced in the most authoritative compendium internationally on forensic science, i.e. the “Wiley Encyclopaedia of Forensic Science” by A. Jamieson and A. Moessens, Wiley Blackwell, ISBN: 978-0-470-01826-2, London.
  • Luca Fiorentini: Performance-based fire engineering and new technologies (BIM). Digital design for construction. Chronicles of a professional change, 1 edited by Stefano Converso, 03/2010: chapter Fire Engineering; Maggioli Editor.

 

Publications in scientific journals

  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Vincenzo Puccia, Enrico Danzi: Fires in Photovoltaic Systems: Lessons Learned from Fire Investigations in Italy.
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Norberto Piccinini: Forensic Engineering Applied To The Analysis Of A Gas Explosion In A Residential Building. 12/2014; 2(2):152-164. DOI:10.1504/IJFE.2014.066317
  • Luca Marmo, Norberto Piccinini, Luca Fiorentini: Missing safety measures led to the jet fire and seven deaths at a steel plant in Turin. Dynamics and lessons learned. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 01/2013; 26(1):215–224. DOI:10.1016/j.jlp.2012.11.003.
  • Luca Fiorentini: NFPA 550:2007 standard. A guideline to the fire safety concept tree.
  • Luca Marmo, Norberto Piccinini, Luca Fiorentini: The Thyssen Krupp accident in Turin: Investigation methods, accident dynamics and lesson learne
  • Luca Fiorentini: The existing link among fire safety engineering and fire investigation, Fire-Fighting Magazine, EPC S.r.l. (Rome)
  • Luca Fiorentini: Computer aided simulation of fires to improve fire investigation, Fire-Fighting Magazine, EPC S.r.l. (Rome)
  • Crippa, L. Fiorentini, V. Rossini, R. Stefanelli, S. Tafaro, M. Marchi: Fire risk management system for safe operation of large atmospheric storage tanks. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 09/2009; 22(5-22):574-581. DOI:10.1016/j.jlp.2009.05.003
  • Patrizia Agnello, Luca Fiorentini, Vinicio Rossini, Elliott P Lander: Knowledge Management Tools and Integrated Information Systems: Management System for the Prevention of Major Accidents.
  • Fiorentini, V. Rossini, A. Fidelibus, F. Fazzari: Damages Mitigation in Confined Work Environments Exposed to Explosion Hazard.

 

Other Publications

  • Luca Fiorentini: “Dall’errore umano al fattore umano, tecniche di HRA e di valutazione dei task”, Ferrara, 11/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Enrico Danzi: Fire prevention and procedures equivalent safety. THE ORDER OF ENGINEERS OF THE PROVINCE OF TURIN, 15th Edition Specialisation course on Fire Prevention, Turin; 12/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Edward Marszal: Performance-oriented safety engineering: The optimal positioning of gas and fire detectors through analysis of the effective coverage area, Fire-fighting Magazine, EPC S.r.l. Rome, November 2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Mauro Paccione: performance-oriented safety engineering: Simplified method for optimising the positioning of a flammable gas detection system in relation to the reference scenarios, Fire-fighting Magazine, EPC S.r.l. Rome, October 2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Enrico Danzi: Fire risk assessment: methods and instruments in light of the new fire prevention code. Ambiente Lavoro 2015, Bologna; 10/2015 (Slide of the Ambiente Lavoro 2015 event)
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Enrico Danzi: Fire risk assessment Methods and instruments in light of the new fire prevention code (RTO).. Fire prevention forum 2015 Edition, Milan; 10/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Enrico Danzi, Luca Marmo: APPLIED PERFORMANCE-BASED FIRE ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS – The tools to apply the performance methodology of the new Fire Prevention Code – Lesson 2 of 2. 1st Course on “APPLIED PERFORMANCE-BASED FIRE ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS “, Turin; 09/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Enrico Danzi, Luca Marmo: APPLIED PERFORMANCE-BASED FIRE ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS – The tools to apply the performance methodology of the new Fire Prevention Code – Lesson 1 of 2. 1st Course on “APPLIED PERFORMANCE-BASED FIRE ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS “, Turin; 09/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Enrico Danzi, Luca Marmo: The fire-fighting strategy design. International references and the new consolidated fire prevention law. Refresher course pursuant to law 818, “Short lessons on fire prevention”, Turin; 07/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini: Performance oriented fire safety engineering according to the method proposed by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Refresher course pursuant to law 818, “Short lessons on fire prevention”, Turin; 07/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Enrico Danzi: The new consolidated fire prevention law, basic elements. Refresher course pursuant to law 818,”Short lessons on fire prevention”, “The new consolidated fire prevention law”, Turin; 07/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Enrico Danzi, Luca Marmo: Fire risk assessment Refresher course pursuant to law 818, “Short lessons on fire prevention”, “Fire risk assessment”, Turin; 07/2015
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Enrico Danzi, Vinicio Rossini, Vincenzo Puccia: Fire risk analysis of photovoltaic plants. A case study moving from two large fires: from accident investigation and forensic engineering to fire risk assessment for reconstruction and permitting purposes.. 47th ESReDa Seminar on “Fire Risk Analysis”, Warsaw, Poland University of Warsaw (Heavy Ion Laboratory), Pasteura 5A, Warsaw, Poland; 10/2014
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Norberto Piccinini: Reconstruction of the dynamics of a huge fire in a steel-rolling plant: Methods of investigation.. 3rd International Conference on Forensic Research and Technology, San Antonio (USA); 10/2014
  • Luca Fiorentini, Enrico Danzi, Luca Marmo, Marco Zicconi: An introduction to the risk analysis method F.L.A.M.E. (“Fire risk Level Assessment Matrix for Enterprises”) developed by L. Fiorentini (TECSA), L. Marmo and E. Danzi (Turin Polytechnic). Technical notes and legislative and technical references. Fire prevention conference 2014, Milan; 10/2014
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Vinico Rossini: CFD fire simulation as a tool to investigate complex phenomena: a case study from accident investigation and forensic engineering to fire risk assessment for reconstruction and permitting purposes. GEXCON Open Industry Seminar, Milan (Italy); 12/2013
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Enrico Danzi: Simplified assessment of the level of risk of fire with the F.L.A.M.E. method (“Fire risk Level Assessment Matrix for Enterprises”) developed by L. Fiorentini (TECSA), L. Marmo and E. Danzi (Turin Polytechnic). Introduction to the method. Fire Prevention Forum 2013, Milan; 10/2013
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo: Thyssenkrupp accident in Turin. forensic engineering assessment of the fire dated 6th December 2007. IF CRASC 2012 (2nd CONGRESS ON FORENSIC ENGINEERING 5th CONGRESS ON COLLAPSES, RELIABILITY AND RETROFIT OF STRUCTURES), Pisa; 11/2012
  • Luca Fiorentini, Vinicio Rossini, Salvatore Tafaro: The post-incidental investigation with advanced calculation codes applied to a major refinery accident: comparison between the actual and the theoretical case. IF CRASC 2012 (2nd CONGRESS ON FORENSIC ENGINEERING 5th CONGRESS ON COLLAPSES, RELIABILITY AND RETROFIT OF STRUCTURES), Pisa; 11/2012
  • Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Norberto Piccinini: Fire Risk in Historical Buildings. The Case Study of the Arson of a Savoy Residence During Restoration Works.. FIRE and MATERIALS 2009, San Francisco (USA); 01/2009
  • Luca Fiorentini, Vinicio Rossini, Vincenzo Puccia, Fabio Dattilo: Fire risk assessment methods for determination of relevant scenarios in performance based approach to fire engineering according to recent Italian regulations. VGR 2008, “6TH Conference on Risk Assessment and Management in the Civil and Industrial Settlements”, Pisa (Italy); 10/2008
  • Luca Fiorentini, Vinicio Rossini, Sonia Maria Scarpellini, Salvatore Tafaro, Carmelo Lo Castro: Construction Activities Management in Major Accidents Industries 4D Cad Simulation and Virtual Construction Combined with Genetic Algorithms Use for Identification and Visualization of Workspace Conflicts and Risks in an Integrated Decision Support System. CISAP3, 3rd Italian Convention on Safety & Environment in the Process Industry, Rome (Italy); 05/2008
  • Luca Fiorentini: Safety management system for major accidents prevention: role of the knowledge management tools and advanced integrated information systems. PSAM 7 — ESREL ’04 June 14–18, 2004, Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany; 06/2004
  • Alfredo Romano, Giovanni Pinetti, Luca Fiorentini, Sonia Maria Scarpellini: Hospitals and Health Care Facilities: Guidelines for the implementation of an effective Safety and Health Management System. PSAM 7 – Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management – ESREL ’04, PSAM 7 — ESREL ’04 June 14–18, 2004, Berlin, Germany, Volume 6; 06/2004
  • Luca Fiorentini, Vinicio Rossini: Use of an informative geographic distributed system for real time accidents management in major hazards (Seveso II) industrial areas and ports: a decision support system for Venice area. Towards the External Emergency Plan of Venice, Venice; 12/1998
  • Luca Fiorentini, Vinicio Rossini, Attilio Citterio, Martin Holmes: Advanced Systems Use for Safety Training Support: the role of OFF- and ON-line multimedia solutions in the education process both in the schools and in the companies. VGR 1998, National conference on risk assessment and management, Pisa (Italy); 10/1998

 

Methods

  • Luca Fiorentini (TECSA), Luca Marmo and Enrico Danzi (Turin Polytechnic),L.A.M.E. – Fire risk Level Assessment Method for Enterprises, Method for assessing the risk of fire for occupants and for simplified property, encoded in the form of EPC S.r.l. software  (Rome).

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