Fire fighting systems for tunnels
designed for tunnels
FOGTEC equips the western portal section of the almost 3 km long tunnel in Styria with a high-pressure water mist system.
A recently published paper of PIARC is very positive about Fixed Fire Fighting Systems (FFFS) in Tunnels. More
The first SIL2 approved fire fighting system in Dartford Crossing in London revels its first birthday
A multitude of tests have shown that major fires in tunnels can only be prevented effectively if an initial fire is brought under control as early as possible. Conventional methods of structural fire protection or smoke extraction systems alone cannot assure this. Automatic fire fighting systems in tunnels increase the level of safety and availability considerably.This is where FOGTEC firefighting systems come into consideration, fighting fires immediately once they have broken out in a tunnel.
FOGTEC Tunnel Systems
benefits of tunnel fire protection
- Better self-rescue of people
- Reliable intervention by rescue teams
- Shorter infrastructure downtimes
- Significantly lower temperatures in the fire area
- More difficult for fires to spread
- Minimal space requirements
- Simpler integration in existing tunnel systems
- Less water used
- Early fire detection
- Precise localisation of the fire
- Lower investment and life cycle costs
fire fighting for road tunnels, rail tunnels, metros
The Tunnel Systems business area focuses on underground traffic systems such as tunnels and metro systems. Specially trained engineers with years of experience in the field of underground traffic systems will advise on design and implement tunnel-specific fire protection solutions.
consulting, planning, realization for tunnel systems
Business activities extend through the whole life cycle of a tunnel. This starts with planning and integration into holistic security concepts and ends up with installation and maintenance of the fire detection and fire fighting system.
tunnel systems with water mist fire prevention
FOGTEC has contributed to numerous major projects throughout the world. Based on our unique expertise gained through research, a variety of turnkey fire detection and firefighting systems in tunnels have been implemented.
Research and Development
safe systems based on safe data
Fire tests in tunnels
FOGTEC engineers are worldwide experts for full scale fire tests in tunnels. Large tests are often required to guarantee the liability of a system.
fire protection research
FOGTEC is a key partner when it comes to important research projects in the area of tunnel safety. For instance, FOGTEC is taking part in the research project SUVEREN, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and has acted as a project partner and made major contributions to the FIT, UPTUN, Eurotunnel, Dartford, SOLIT and SOLIT2 projects.