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Programme

Overview

    • 08:00 - 08:45
      • Registration

      • 08:45 - 09:00
      • Chairman's Opening remarks

      • 09:00 - 09:30
      • Evaluating new PIARC standards for air quality and design fires in tunnels to pin point the time temperature curve

        • Investigating the new PIARC report to apply new methods of fire assessment

        • Clarifying new applications of fire safety standards to apply to existing and new tunnels

        • Evaluating new data with regards to fire heat release rates and the time development of vehicle fires to consider for implementation

        • Understanding how the fire safety issues and requirements can impact design and construction

        • Considering the importance of robust tunnel operation to maintain high safety standards

      • 09:30 - 10:00
      • Uncovering the technical specifications for interoperability as determined by the ERA to harmonise European safety standards

        • Understanding Technical specifications for interoperability (TSIs) to increase standardisation

        • Analysing the specifications by which each subsystem or part of subsystem is covered in order to meet the essential requirements

        • Ensuring the interoperability of the trans-European high speed and conventional rail systems to foresee regulatory trends

        • Defining the third group of Conventional Rail Technical Specifications for Interoperability concerning infrastructure, energy, locomotives and passenger rolling stock, and to improve passenger services

        • Uncovering the revision of TSIs related to freight wagons, operation, traffic management and noise to avoid costly delays

        • Revising of earlier adopted TSIs with the aim of extending their scope to the entire European railway network to set a basis for standardisation

      • 10:00 - 10:30
        • Refreshment and networking break

        • 10:30 - 11:00
          • Speaker

            Joris Huegaerts – Sales Manager Automation & Projects Benelux, Phoenix Contact BeNeLux

          Clarifying the revolutionary new safe tunnel automation system- PROFINET and identifying how to integrate it into the Tunnel Management System

          • Elaborating on the key functions which can be integrated to identify how this system can improve operations within your organisation

          • Highlighting key features such as LED tunnel lighting, dynamic LED profiles for people evacuation, station lighting and emergency lighting

          • Defining how PROFINET can be utilised as a reliable backbone for safe tunnel automation

        • 11:00 - 11:30
        • High performance tunnel lining systems as a cost effective part of a holistic fire protection

          • Material design and composition and effect on heat distribution in tunnel structures

          • Application examples for retrofit of old and newly built tunnels including ventilation systems considering material performance

          • Life cycle of tunnels and ways to prove durability of a tunnel lining systems

          • Increasing demands with regard to peak temperatures and duration of fire exposure: a systematic system improvement considering material, compensation measures and redundancy

          • Colouring tunnel lining systems: methods and effects on tunnel safety

        • 11:30 - 12:00
          • Speaker

            Gunnar Jenssen – Senior Research Scientist, PhD, SINTEF Transportation Research

          Developing an understanding of human behaviour and what causes people to not follow emergency procedures during a fire to help you develop an improved rescue system

          • Discovering the psychology of people when faced with a real life fire to prepare for a panic situation

          • Understanding why passengers do not use the self rescue safety systems to help you develop better emergency processes

          • Analysing different fire evacuation procedures to determine a common effective standard

          • Exploring the best ways to communicate with people when they are in danger to reduce casualties

          • Utilising scientific research to develop your safety escape routes

        • 12:00 - 12:30
        • SOLIT (Safety of life in tunnels) and different fixed fire fighting system types

          • Analysing unique statistical data to determine common causes for fires in road tunnels to reduce risk of accidents

          • Review of final results of SOLIT research project

          • Evaluating different FFFS technologies with recent findings

          • Future perspectives which way FFFS technology goes

        • 12:30 - 13:30
          • Lunch and Networking break

          • 13:30 - 14:00
            • Speaker

              Harald Buvik – Senior Principal Engineer, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

            Unveiling the unpublished Norwegian Public Roads Administration survey results to discover key trends in 10 years worth of fire in tunnels data

            • Analysing unique statistical data to determine common causes for fires in road tunnels to reduce risk of accidents

            • Capitalising on the data to assess the best emergency evacuation methods

            • Achieving a better understanding of the frequency of tunnel fires to establish high risk situations

            • Uncovering how people deal with tunnel fires by listening to real life case studies to improve emergency procedures

            • Identifying the real damage a tunnel fire causes to the infrastructure of your tunnel by analysing data from case studies to improve tunnel design and reduce risk of incident

          • 14:00 - 14:30
          • Uncovering the benefits of using immersed tubes as opposed to bored tunnels to reduce cost and the implications the method has on safety in the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link tunnel

            • Understanding how the Fehmarnbelt fixed tunnel will meet all relevant safety standards, including the EU tunnel directive to learn about immersed tubes

            • Discovering how the tunnel will implement accident prevention to minimise the consequences of an accident

            • Uncovering the tunnel design which will allow the emergency services to handle accidents rapidly to understand the implications design has on safety

            • Clarifying what users of the tunnel can do in the events of an emergency with regards to the central gallery and the adjacent tube tunnel

            • Outlining the reasons the Fehmarnbelt tunnel has separated tunnel tubes to assess the effect on safety of passengers.

          • 14:30 - 15:00
            • Refreshments and Networking Break

            • 15:00 - 15:30
            • Exclusively previewing the potentially new national road tunnel guidelines (RABT) by FGSV, the German road transport research organisation to predict regulatory trends

              • Maximising improved integrated operational and control principles to develop the 2012 edition from the 2006 edition to ensure better safety standards

              • Identifying the needs of both tunnel operators and tunnel designers working with this guideline to ensure continuity to create safer tunnels

              • Assessing the effects of interoperability on guidelines to integrate the needs of 16 different federal road administrations

              • Uncovering how these guidelines will effect new build tunnels to assess their implications on your new build tunnel

            • 15:30 - 16:00
            • The integral safety chain is only as strong as its weakest link

              • Managing the calamities organizations starts with the knowledge of tunnel design, tunnel building and technique

              • Mono- and multidisciplinary education, training and exercise is the method to know and recognize your chain partners

              • Incident handling requires structure and procedures (8 step-procedure)

              • Firefighting in tunnel area’s calls for adequate preparation and exercises in a realistic environment

            • 16:00 - 16:30
              • Speaker

                Haukur Ingason – Professor, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

              Dissecting the large scale fire tests of commuter rail wagons in Sweden as part of the METRO project to obtain better information about the differences in fire behaviour in older and newer type wagons

              • Investigating evacuation methods to determine best practice for rail evacuation

              • Assessing the effects of fire exposure on people in the tunnel to predict their behaviour

              • Measuring the effects of fire exposure on equipment and infrastructure in the tunnel to discover which are most fire resistant

              • Investigating methods of tackling tunnel fires in a real life situation

              • Maximising the comparison of scaling model development to validate simulation calculations

            • 16:30 - 17:00
            • Automatic Fire Suppression in Tunnels with CAFS (Compressed Air Foam Systems)

              • Presentation of the Extinguishing Agent CAFS

              • Fire Tests

              • First Road Tunnel in Germany equipped with a FFFS using CAFS

              • Possibilities for the Future

            • 17:00 - 17:15
            • Chairman's closing remarks

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