Challenges for use of fixed fire suppression systems in road tunnel fire protection

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ConferenceSuppression & Detection Research Applications - A Technical Working Conference (SUPDET 2007): 05 March 2007, Orlando, FL., U.S.A.
Pages110; # of pages: 10
Subjectfire suppression, road tunnel, fire safety; Tunnels; Suppression
AbstractRoad tunnels are critical components of most transportation systems around the world. Ensuring fire safety in road tunnels is more challenging than ever due to the specific features of the tunnels, increased traffic and inadequate safety rules. The analysis of actual fire incidents has indicated that fires in tunnels tend to be hotter, last longer, and to be more destructive than was generally expected. This made rescue operations and fire extinguishment by the fire services more difficult.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49232
NPARC number20377134
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