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Full-scale tests of alternative methods for fire fighting in underground structures
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center. Storstockholms brandförsvar.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5858-4377
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center. (Future Energy)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9598-0958
SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut.
2014 (English)In: Proceedings from the sixth International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security ISTSS 2014, 2014, 573-582 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 573-582 p.
Keyword [en]
full-scale fire experiments, tunnel, fire-fighting, heat release rate (HRR), oxygen, walking speed
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Energy Engineering Other Engineering and Technologies
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Energy- and Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-24935OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-24935DiVA: diva2:714706
Conference
Sixth International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, Marseille, France, March 12-14, 2014
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The paper describes the full-scale fire and rescue tests performed in Tistbrottet in Sala, Sweden, in autumn 2013. A total of six different approaches to fight a full scale fire in a tunnel were tested. The six approaches involved different fire-fighting equipment but were performed from an equal point regarding fundamental conditions such as length of response-route, fire-fighting set-up, smoke and fire size. The aim was to compare different equipment and methods to reach and eventually put out the fire. Fire fighters using breathing apparatus (BA) were monitored regarding air consumption, movement speed and local actions and decisions. The results are presented and analyzed in respect to fire-fighting efficiency, front BA operations including moving speed and performed actions, as well as the time to successfully put out the fire. Measurements of heat release rates (HRR) and temperatures are given in order to quantify the efficiency of the operation.

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