The limitations of most fire detection systems in tunnels are well known and inherent in the technology used. Heat sensitive cables are effective in detecting a high energy fire that has already started and which is therefore already extremely dangerous.
Reducing this physiological delay in activating rescue and damage control procedures makes a fundamental contribution to saving lives. The necessary technology is available; the only thing missing was to integrate it specifically for use in road and motorway tunnels.
Gemmo, which in decades of installing and managing tunnel installations and control systems has extensive knowledge of the specific operational requirements for these environments, proposes an alarm system that is based on the detection and monitoring of a potential fire. In addition, it integrates it as a subsystem into a larger, customisable monitoring system that activates emergency procedures, allowing the level of safety in any type of road tunnel to be increased.
The result is the implementation of an intelligent system that makes it possible to handle and monitor a potential fire hazard in the tunnel before it reaches unmanageable proportions. This system can be integrated with any subsystem that is installed or installable, including automatic fire extinguishing systems, traffic management and user warning systems as well as providing support for rescue teams even in conditions of poor visibility, visual monitoring, traffic light systems and lighting and ventilation systems.