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Tunnel fire stopper or TFS shortly

Objective

The prime objective of the innovation project is to finalize the development of the “TUNNEL FIRE STOPPER” or TFS. A
system is designed to combat fire in tunnels. It moves on a monorail installed on the arch of the tunnel where lights,
ventilation, warning signs and the like are no longer a problem. It works automatically or is controlled remotely to arrive to fire
and disperse the extinguishing agent that is carried in a tank with it, transported to fire thus successfully extinguishing the
fire. The TFS trolley has an extinguishing cannon which moves 240° vertically and 360° horizontally so the installation is not
a problem. TFS is appropriate for tunnels which are high enough and is not suitable for every tunnel. However it is certainly
appropriate for modern tunnels, for example it is appropriate for all tunnels in Slovenia. TFS trolley can be adapted to make it
slimmer by making it longer. Our customers are road tunnel operators not just EU wide but globally. The key market
application is the service to equip the tunnel with this solution. Based on our preliminary search there are 288 tunnels longer
than 1,5km just EU wide and further 60 are in construction globally. With the installation of the TFS our clients will be able to
start combating fire in a matter of minutes. In phase 1 we specifically define the exact number of tunnels, segment them, list
them in ordering of appropriateness to target, a full freedom to operate analysis is done and more. We will apply for phase 2
funding after feasibility study clearly shows the economic viability of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2015
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

ARGAS AVTOMATSKO ROCNI GASILNI SISTEMI D.O.O
Address
Pot Na Armes 40
8281 Senovo
Slovenia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000