Vehicle fires in Norwegian road tunnels 2008-2015

Kartlegging av kjøretøybranner i norske vegtunneler 2008-2015

There are more than 1100 road tunnels in Norway. The report maps and describes characteristics of fires and smoke without fire (SWF) in Norwegian road tunnels in the period 2008-2015. The study uses the following sources: 1) The electronic records of the Norwegian road traffic centrals, 2) road traffic central operators, 3) employees of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration working with road tunnel safety, 4) fire services, and 5) news archives. The average number of fires in Norwegian road tunnels is 0.02 fires per year per tunnel kilometres (24 fires per year per 1,134 tunnel kilometres). The average number of SWFs is 0.01 per year per tunnel km (14 SWFs per year per 1,134 tunnel kilometres). Subsea tunnels are overrepresented among vehicle fires in Norwegian tunnels, and heavy vehicles (>3,5 t) seem, in turn, overrepresented in subsea tunnel fires. Technical problems seem to be the most frequent cause of these fires.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 130p
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  • Accession Number: 01634837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788248018216
  • Contract Numbers: 4398
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 17 2017 10:52AM