Assessment of fixed fire-fighting systems for road tunnels by experiments at intermediate scale

Water based fixed fire suppression systems are among the systems that may improve user safety in road tunnels. To properly assess the safety level those systems can lead to, CETU undertook an integrated study to help defining the objectives of fixed fire-fighting systems (FFFS) and to model the effects of those systems on a tunnel fire in a crude way as a first approach. To gain better insight into the modelling of FFFS effects on a tunnel fire, an additional study program based on both a theoretical CFD-oriented analysis and intermediate-scale experiments (scaling factor around 30 per cent) has been launched in cooperation with CSTB and CNRS (Poitiers University). Preliminary results of heptane pool fire tests are presented (A). For the covering abstract of the conference se ITRD E216860.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp205-215
  • 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: 01141077
  • 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 9:00AM