Most road tunnels are not protected by a Fixed Fire Fighting System and this despite a considerable fire risk and limited evacuation and access routes. A fire in a tunnel can have severe consequences such as damage to the tunnel structure resulting in closure of important infrastructure networks and long business interruption periods, and in worst case loss of lives.
A Fixed Fire Fighting System fights fires in tunnels fast and effectively and enables safe evacuation and easy access for rescue workers. With a Fixed Fire Fighting System installed both life safety and asset protection are significantly improved.
The system facilitates control of a fire in its early stages preventing heat build-up, fire growth and fire spread between vehicles as well as reduces smoke hazards.
Further, an installed Fixed Fire Fighting System can, in many cases, have economic benefits as the expense of other safety solutions such as passive fire protection can be reduced along with the cost of ventilation design.