Tunnel ventilation demonstration in Hamburg
31 Oct 2015

Tunnel ventilation demonstration in Hamburg

ITA COSUF arranged the Steering board meeting, working group meetings, workshops and site visits in October in Hamburg. Two successful days in pleasant company of colleagues with productive meetings, good lectures, interesting site inspection and networking. 

At Traffic Control Center in Elbe tunnel, we learned more about safety management and safety equipment. The Elbtunnel is connecting the southern urban area of Hamburg and the north. Almost 124.000 vehicles a day are passing through four tubes and make the Elbe tunnel one of the busiest road tunnels in Europe. The tunnel has many smaller incidents and a few vehicle fires during a year. Moreover, road authorities had structured to manage traffic dynamically between the tubes. Due to its well recognized safety concept the Elbe tunnel is also one of the safest road tunnels worldwide.

Ventilation concept after upgrades/ new tube

64 Jet Fans realize necessary ventilation under normal operational conditions 8 Axial Fans and 196 dampers extract smoke in case of a fire at both ends of the tube. 


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