Large Scale Fire Tests for the “Calle 30 Project"

Fernández Martín, Sonia and Rey Llorente, Ignacio del and Grande Pérez, Alfredo and Espinosa Antelo, Irene and Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique (2012). Large Scale Fire Tests for the “Calle 30 Project". In: "5th. International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security", 14/03/2012-16/03/2012, New York. ISBN 978-91-87017-26-1.


Title: Large Scale Fire Tests for the “Calle 30 Project"
  • 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: 5th. International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security
Event Dates: 14/03/2012-16/03/2012
Event Location: New York
Title of Book: Proceedings from the Fifth International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-91-87017-26-1
Volume: 2
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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Between 2003 and 2007 an urban network of road tunnels with a total constructed tubes length of 45 km was built in the city of Madrid. This amazing engineering work, known as “Calle30 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 including,in some parts of the tunnel, fixed fire fighting system based on water mist. Within this framework a large-scale campaign of fire tests were planned to study different aspects related to fire safety in the tunnels including the phenomena of the interaction between ventilation and extinction system. In addition, this 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 counts with 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 campaign carried out and some previous results obtained.

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Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Industriales
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