compartmentation


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

compartmentation

1. Establishment and management of an organization so that information about the personnel, internal organization, or activities of one component is made available to any other component only to the extent required for the performance of assigned duties.
2. Effects of relief and drainage upon avenues of approach so as to produce areas bounded on at least two sides by terrain features such as woods, ridges, or ravines that limit observation or observed fire into the area from points outside the area.
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
fire safety works including compartmentation, upgrade of fire doors and upgrade of life safety systems are required in the north range.
Firstly, the lack of fire compartmentation increases the risk of fire, meaning that 24-hour fire patrols are necessary in order to keep us safe.
Firstly, the lack of fire compartmentation means that 24-hour fire patrols are necessary in order to keep us safe.
From a life-safety point-of-view, enclosed stair towers, that benefit from fire protection design's compartmentation principles, are preferred over using open stairways in all buildings.
Cellular compartmentation of nickel in the hyperaccumulators Alyssum lesbiacum.
The hospital trust is spending money on upgrading the fire alarm, fire compartmentation works and emergency lighting.
Intracellular compartmentation, structure and function of creatine kinase isoenzymes in tissues with high and fluctuating energy demands: the 'phosphocreatine circuit' for cellular energy homeostasis.
However, to mitigate the risk of fire we have effective fire risk assessments, certificated fire compartmentation, fire and smoke detection systems with robust policies and procedures, supported by effective working partnerships with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and residents.
Talking to MEP Middle East about possible reasons behind the rapid spread of the fire, which occurred on 14 June, 2017, Walton said: "The building was clearly not sprinklered, the external cladding was not non-combustible, the fire detection and alarm system did not appear to work, fire compartmentation and separation did not work, and the fire escape routes were inadequate and not fire- or smoke-protected.
Intracellular compartmentation of cardiac troponin T and its release kinetics in patients with reperfused and non-reperfused myocardial infarction.
The mechanisms for improved internal Zn distribution in crop plants are due to increased phloem mobility and root to shoot Zn translocation, subcellular Zn compartmentation, and biochemical Zn use (Hacisalihoglu and Kochian, 2003; White and Broadly, 2011).
2]-Adrenergic receptor redistribution in heart failure changes cAMP compartmentation," Science, vol.