Ventilation and FFFS fire tests for “Calle 30” road tunnels

Fernández Martín, Sonia and Rey Llorente, Ignacio del and Grande Pérez, Alfredo and Espinosa Antelo, Irene and Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique (2013). Ventilation and FFFS fire tests for “Calle 30” road tunnels. In: "15th International Symposium on Aerodynamics, Ventilation & Fire in Tunnels", 18/09/2013-20/09/2013, Barcelona. ISBN 978-1-62993-387-0.

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Title: Ventilation and FFFS fire tests for “Calle 30” road tunnels
Author/s:
  • Fernández Martín, Sonia
  • Rey Llorente, Ignacio del
  • Grande Pérez, Alfredo
  • Espinosa Antelo, Irene
  • Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 15th International Symposium on Aerodynamics, Ventilation & Fire in Tunnels
Event Dates: 18/09/2013-20/09/2013
Event Location: Barcelona
Title of Book: 15th International Symposium on Aerodynamics, Ventilation & Fire in Tunnels 2013 : Proceedings
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62993-387-0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Tunnel - Fire - Temperature - Ventilation - Visibility - Water mist
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Mecánica Estructural y Construcciones Industriales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Between 2003 and 2007 an urban network or road tunnels with a total constructed tubes length of 45 km was built in the city of Madrid. This amazing engineering work, known as "Calle 30 Project" counted with different kinds of tunnel typologies and ventilation systems. Due to the length of the tunnels and the impact of the work itself, the tunnels were endowed with a great variety of installations to provide the maximum levels of safety both for users and the infrastructure includieng, in some parts of the tunnel, fixed fire fighting system based on water mist. Whithin this framework a large-scale programme of fire tests was planned to study different aspects related to fire safety in the tunnels including the phenomena of the interaction between ventilation and extinguishing system. In addition, these large scale fire tests allowed fire brigades of the city of Madrid an opportunity to define operational procedures for specific fire fighting in tunnels and evaluate the possibilities of fixed fire fighting systems. The tests were carried out in the Center of Experimentation "San pedro of Anes" which includes a 600 m tunnel with a removable false ceiling for reproducing different ceiling heights and ventilation conditions (transverse and longitudinal ones). Interesting conclusions on the interaction of ventilation and water mist systems were obtained but also on other aspects including performance of water mist system in terms of reduction of gas temperatures or visibility conditions. This paper presents a description of the test's programme carried out and some previous results obtained.

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Item ID: 32378
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/32378/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:32378
Official URL: http://www.bhrconferences.com/isavft_15.aspx
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Industriales
Deposited on: 17 Oct 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 09:50
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