Road tunnels: an assessment of fixed fire fighting systems

The report reviews:

  • the previous studies on this topic carried out by PIARC and the recent developments since the release of the PIARC report on this subject in 1999;
  • the lessons drawn from the past fires and holistic approach to fixed fire fighting systems (FFFS);
  • consideration of FFFS in the general framework of tunnel safety and study of their interaction with ventilation,
  • requirements related to FFFS.

In addition, the report contains many bibliographical references, a description of the various FFFS and their operating costs, and an update on their use in ten countries.

  • Date : 2008
  • Author(s) : Comité technique 3.3 Exploitation des tunnels routiers / Technical Committee 3.3 Road Tunnel Operation
  • Domain(s) : Road Safety / Road Tunnel Operations
  • PIARC Ref. : 2008R07EN
  • ISBN : 2-84060-208-3
  • Number of pages : 79

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