LABEIN Tecnological Centre, based in the Basque Country, has developed an innovative system for verifying tunnel safety in the case of fire. The new system, developed at the request of the Gipuzkoa Provincial Government, has been successfully tested in the new Lezarri (Bergara) tunnel on the A1 Eibar-Vitoria motorway.
The novel element in the testing set up by LABEIN, compared to other systems used to date, is that the verification can be carried out in a short period (about 8 hours) and without producing any deterioration or dirt in the tunnel.
The system, unheard of in Europe to date, is based on the use of equipment which generates hot (clean) gases which can emulate the smoke produced in a real fire both in terms of quantities and temperature. In this way, the behaviour of the gases when the tunnel’s ventilation system is activated may be studied, according to a pre-established programme.
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