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Tunnel Fire Safety: Feeling the heat

12 March 2015 | By Dr Fathi Tarada, Managing Director Mosen Ltd

For the past few decades, the risk of fire within underground metro systems has meant the need for tunnel ventilation to control the spread of smoke. However, significant improvements in fire resistance and running capability for rolling stock have reduced the risk of fire within metro tunnels. Instead, the need…


Fires in tunnels – can the risks be designed out?

18 August 2011 | By Dr. Fathi Tarada, Co-Chairman, World Road Association Working Group on ‘Air Quality, Fire and Ventilation’, Managing Director, Mosen Ltd and Intelligent Transport Editorial Board Member

The lorry fire that broke out on 26th July 2011 in the Brynglas Tunnel in South Wales caused severe traffic disruption for four days, and this has underscored the potential damage associated with tunnel fires. Could better design reduce the risks? The World Road Association (PIARC) will shortly be publishing…