The use of Linear Heat Detection Cable in tunnels can assist in reducing the risk to human life and severe damage to the tunnel structure caused by fires.
Fires in a tunnel cause potential risk to human life and severe damage to the tunnel structure, requiring extensive repairs or causing collapse of the tunnel. The resulting disruption of transport links can cause serious economic or social problems, such as increased traffic congestion, reduction in tourism or damage to the local economy.
Fire detection systems need to be able to detect quickly and reliably, with minimum long term maintenance and crucially without causing unwanted alarms. Fire detection systems not only have to protect life, but also the building and infrastructure.