Tunnel Safety

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tunnels

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 22.07.2013   |   
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1. The longest road tunnel in the world is called the Lærdal Tunnel, has 24.5 kilometers in length and it connects the cities of Lærdal and Aurland in Norway;

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2. The world’s most modern tunnels have advanced CCTV systems in order to detect any function errors that may happen inside them;

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3. The Siemens experts are using the Hagerbach Test Gallery in Flums, Switzerland in order to test various fire scenarios and the effectiveness of fire protection measures;

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4. At the Hagerbach testing facility all the tests happen in real conditions at a scale of 1:10;

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5. On the 28 kilometers road between the cities of Bolaman and Persembe in Turkey, the Siemens engineers installed 40 bridges and five tunnels with a total length of 4,600 meters. The longest of these tunnels has 3,800 meters;

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6. The road traffic, the signaling systems, lights, cooling and the measurements of the pollution levels are monitored with the help of a Sitraffic ITCC software;

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7. The safety standards inside the road tunnels in Europe have been optimized with modular solutions and new control centers powered by Siemens;

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8. The Seikan Tunnel in Japan has 53.8 kilometers and stands as the longest railway tunnel in the world;

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9. During the last three decades, the Siemens specialists modernized over 500 kilometers of tunnels;

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10. By using the Sitraffic ITCC software, the drivers are warned in good time whether there is smoke inside the tunnels, about the carbon monoxide levels, the road traffic and the weather conditions with the help of an electronic signalling system.

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