Findings of the International Road Tunnel Fire Detection Research Project

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-008-0067-3
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Technology Journal
Volume46
Issue3
Pages697718; # of pages: 22
SubjectTunnels, fires, emergency ventilation, fire and smoke control, and visibility; Tunnels
AbstractFire detection systems play a crucial role in ensuring safe evacuation and firefighting operations in road tunnels, but information on the performance of these systems in tunnels has been limited and guidelines for their application in tunnel environments are not fully developed. Recently, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Fire Protection Research Foundation completed a two-year international research project, with the support of private- and public sector organizations, to determine some of the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of fire detection systems and the factors that can affect their performance in tunnel environments. The project included both laboratory and field fire tests combined with computer modelling studies. Although this research was conducted on road tunnels, the findings should apply to other tunnels, such as those used in subway systems.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53318
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NPARC number20374858
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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