Active and passive fire protection: which way should we go?

The severe fire accidents in various traffic tunnels during the last couple of years led to an intensive national and international discussion on the best solution of a sufficient fire protection. By this the basic question was risen if an active or a passive fire protection is preferable. The paper investigates this question and comes to the conclusion that starting from the experience in the field of commercial plants and public assembly facilities it is recommended in case of newly built constructions to apply a combination of both. Only if an already existing facility is to upgrade the combined use of active and passive protection measures can be unfeasible or too expensive (A). For the covering abstract of the conference se ITRD E216860.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp43-50
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings from the Third International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, Stockholm, Sweden, March 12-14 2008
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 2008:11
    • Publisher: SP Sveriges provnings- och forskningsinstitut, Sweden
    • ISSN: 0284-5172

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 978-91-85829-25-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 8:59AM