Tunnel Systems Discipline Leader
Future Freight Joint Venture
3:00 PM Case Study: Ventilation, Fire and Life Safety: System Requirements in Challenging Tunnel Designs for Diesel Freight Operations
- Having very limited precedence to follow the tunnel design has had to establish the ventilation, electrical and control system requirements to allow high power diesel locomotives with 1.8km double stacked freight through long tunnels at high grades while preventing overheating.
- Identifying the systems and equipment that accommodate a fire and life safety strategy that can reduce risks to drivers and passengers.
- Working closely with utility providers, operators and fire and emergency services to establish a plan for intervening during incident or emergency in tunnel the tunnel environment.