FIRE PREVENTION IN METRO CARS

VORBEUGENDER BRANDSCHUTZ AN U-BAHN-SCHIENENFAHRZEUGEN

Fire prevention in metro vehicles is not at present satisfactory. Cases of arson could endanger passengers' lives and destroy rolling stock. It would be extremely expensive to fit out coach interiors with non-inflammable materials. A more viable alternative would be to install an efficient and economic sprinkler system. Tests carried out by Hamburg Hochbahn Ltd. have shown that fires started deliberately can be put out with very little water and very little damage except to the seats that were set alight.

  • Authors:
    • ALBERT, H
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 66-71
  • Serial:
    • DER NAHVERKEHR
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: ALBA PUBLIKATION, ALFRED VELOEKEN

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM