Large scale tests in Runehamar Tunnel
In the frame of Swedish national and European reseach programs on TUNNEL SAFETY, comprehensive large scale fire tests will be conducted during September 2003 in the abandoned Runehamar road tunnel in the South-West of Norway. Especially truck fires similar to the size of the recent fires in Mont Blanc Tunnel (France/Italy) and Gotthard Tunnel (Switzerland) will be considered. The tests will be carried out by the UPTUN* partners SP (Sweden), TNO (The Netherlands) and SINTEF/NBL (Norway).
The preliminary test program is as follows:
Test nr. Planned date Test Commodity Estimated heat Longitudinal Mass ratio cellulose/
content (GJ) ventilation (m/s) plastic
1 wk 37, 2003 Cartons and 52 2.7 81/19
2 wk 37, 2003 Wood pallets and 207 2.7 82/18
3 wk 38, 2003 Real furniture -150 2.7 82/18
4 wk 38, 2003 Wood pallets and 113 2.7 82/18
5 wk 39, 2003 Cartons and 52 0 81/19
6 wk 39, 2003 Cartons and 52 1.5 81/19
- Promat International N.V., Belgium
- Tunnel Fireprotection Group B.V.
Gerco Beveiligingen B.V., The Netherlands
- B-I-G Brandschutz-Innovationen, Germany
For more information: www.sp.se/fire/Eng/Protection/Runehamar_tests.htm
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