Investigation on the performance of fire detection systems for tunnel applications - Part 1: full-scale experiments at a laboratory tunnel

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-010-0142-4
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Technology Journal
Volume47
Issue1
Pages163189; # of pages: 27
SubjectRoad tunnel, Fire detection, Pool fire, Stationary vehicle fire and moving fire; Tunnels
AbstractThis paper presents the results of the full-scale experiments conducted in the laboratory tunnel under minimum airflow conditions. The performance of nine fire detection systems representing five types of fire detection technologies was investigated using representative tunnel fire scenarios. Test results showed that the response of fire detection systems to a tunnel fire was dependent on the size, location and growth rate of the fire, the type of fuel as well as the method of detection.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53965
21442
NPARC number20373752
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Record identifier9296bcbb-650b-46e0-a55f-fd50d051af9b
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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