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A study of underground rescue chambers as alternative to several egress paths

Corbee, Johannes LU (2016) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBRM01 20152
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Abstract
This study has investigated the usage of rescue chambers as an alternative to additional egress paths. The new underground facilities at CERN that are planned as a part of the HL-LHC project have two proposed designs with rescue chambers or additional egress paths. This report consists of two parts, a case study of the proposed designs for CERN and a literature review on rescue chambers. The results of the case study found that the design with rescue chambers created dead end passages where personnel could be trapped by a fire. This could be avoided by using the alternative design adding additional egress path in proposed locations. The literature review brought forward a problem with different usage of terms and definitions when... (More)
This study has investigated the usage of rescue chambers as an alternative to additional egress paths. The new underground facilities at CERN that are planned as a part of the HL-LHC project have two proposed designs with rescue chambers or additional egress paths. This report consists of two parts, a case study of the proposed designs for CERN and a literature review on rescue chambers. The results of the case study found that the design with rescue chambers created dead end passages where personnel could be trapped by a fire. This could be avoided by using the alternative design adding additional egress path in proposed locations. The literature review brought forward a problem with different usage of terms and definitions when researching rescue chamber and refuge alternatives. It showed that the majority of research has been conducted for rescue chambers within mines and underground construction sites and rescue chambers are more likely to be an acceptable alternative to self-rescue in these environments. (Less)
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author
Corbee, Johannes LU
supervisor
organization
course
VBRM01 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Rescue chamber, refuge alternatives, refuge chamber, safe haven, emergency cabin, underground environment, evacuation
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5512
other publication id
LUTVDG/TVBB-5512-SE
language
English
id
8880457
date added to LUP
2016-06-13 11:29:29
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2016-06-13 11:29:29
@misc{8880457,
  abstract     = {This study has investigated the usage of rescue chambers as an alternative to additional egress paths. The new underground facilities at CERN that are planned as a part of the HL-LHC project have two proposed designs with rescue chambers or additional egress paths. This report consists of two parts, a case study of the proposed designs for CERN and a literature review on rescue chambers. The results of the case study found that the design with rescue chambers created dead end passages where personnel could be trapped by a fire. This could be avoided by using the alternative design adding additional egress path in proposed locations. The literature review brought forward a problem with different usage of terms and definitions when researching rescue chamber and refuge alternatives. It showed that the majority of research has been conducted for rescue chambers within mines and underground construction sites and rescue chambers are more likely to be an acceptable alternative to self-rescue in these environments.},
  author       = {Corbee, Johannes},
  keyword      = {Rescue chamber,refuge alternatives,refuge chamber,safe haven,emergency cabin,underground environment,evacuation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {A study of underground rescue chambers as alternative to several egress paths},
  year         = {2016},
}