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Effective Firefighting Operations in Road Tunnels
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering. SP Brandteknik. (MERO)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6758-6067
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this study is to develop operational procedures for fire brigades inroad tunnels. Although much progress has been achieved in various fields of fire safety intunnels, very little attention has been paid specifically to fire fighting in tunnels. Thisstudy is focused on obtaining more information concerning how effectively the firebrigade can fight road tunnel fires and what limitations and threats fire brigades may befaced with. This knowledge can help parties involved in tunnel safety to understandsafety issues and enhance the level of fire safety in road tunnels.

The report is divided into three main parts. The first part consists of a review of relevantstudies and experiments concerning various key parameters for fire safety and emergencyprocedures. The history of road tunnel fires is then summarised and analyzed. Among allroad tunnel fires, three catastrophic tunnel fires are highlighted, focusing on the activitiesof fire brigades and the operation of technical fire safety facilities. In the second partspecific firefighting operations are developed. This has been based on previousexperience and new findings from experiments performed in the study. In the last part,information is given on how the proposed firefighting operations can be applied to themanagement of fire safety for road tunnels. Two proposals are developed and presented:fire scenarios for firefighting strategies and tunnel classification models for riskmanagement for fire brigades.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut , 2010.
Series
SP Report, ISSN 0284-5172 ; 2010:10
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Energy- and Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-22829ISBN: 978-91-86319-46-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-22829DiVA: diva2:664612
Available from: 2013-11-15 Created: 2013-11-15 Last updated: 2014-01-27Bibliographically approved

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