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TEKIA and Tunnel safety

Tunnel safety is one of TEKIA’s core activities since the company was founded in 1998. We developed the first operating manuals in line with the Spanish regulations, and have worked since then in over 500 tunnels in Spain and other countries (Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ireland, Norway, Algeria, Egypt, etc.).

TEKIA’s multidisciplinary team of experts is made up of engineers who specialize in the use and upkeep of tunnel safety equipment (evacuation, power, lighting, ventilation, fire protection, access control, surveillance, communications, etc.) and are vastly experienced in all the stages involved in tunnel engineering: planning, design, building, commissioning and operation.

Some relevant projects

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2008. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS (ERP) FOR TUNNELS IN HIGH-SPEED SPANISH RAILWAY LINES. (SP)
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2018-2019. VENTILATION TESTS CLEAN HOT SMOKE IN THE TUNNELS OF ROUTE 68, (CL)
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2011-2022. BISCAY TUNNELS INSPECTION ENTITY (SP)
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2007-2023. SAFETY OFFICER IN TUNNELS OF SPANISH HIGHWAYS AND ROAD NETWORKS. (SP)
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2017-2019 DESIGN OF VENTILATION SYSTEM AND MANAGEMENT MANUAL FOR THE ISMAILIA TUNNEL (EG)
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2016-2017. VENTILATION AND EVACUATION MODELLING FOR THE VALLVIDRERA AND CADÍ TUNNELS (SP)
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2015-2016. VENTILATION DESIGN OF 10 KM LONG TOYO TUNNEL (CO)
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2016-2017. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT IN GAMBETTA TUNNEL. (PE)
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2013. RISK ANALYSIS IN BUENAVISTA TUNNEL (CO)
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2012-2014. SAFETY PROJECT AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR TUNNELS IN DURANGO-MAZATLAN HWY. (MX)
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2007-2008. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR PALMA DE MALLORCA METRO (SP)
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2005-2008. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN AND TRAFFIC AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TOOLS. M-30 MADRID RING-ROAD (SP)

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The tunnel safety project

Helping determine public tunnel safety policies, including the necessary regulations.

Risk assessment and safety reports.

D
esigning facility projects and adapting tunnels to current regulations.

T
echnical assistance in project management, quality control and facility project supervision.

S
izing, operational design and commissioning of tunnel ventilation systems (algorithms, aerodynamic testing, hot gas testing). Auditing existing systems.

Assistance in determining public tunnel safety policies, including the necessary regulations

Risk assessment and safety reports

Facility project design, tunnel adaptation to current regulations
Technical assistance in project management, quality control and facility project supervision

Sizing, operational design and commissioning of tunnel ventilation systems (algorithms, aerodynamic testing, hot gas testing). Existing systems audits

Advisory services for the optimizaction of centralized tunnel management

Operations and risk-management protocols for underground infrastructures, implementation into IT systems

Security operations training for staff

Safety managers, inspection agencies and other services required by current regulations

Emergency drill design and implementation

Energy efficiency studies

Operating manual and emergency plan design/Self-protection

RAILWAY TUNNEL SAFETY

Urban and long-distance railways are mass transit infrastructure and, as such, are regarded as a high-risk scenario. They are often complex, as in the case of subway lines with underground stations, tunnels from one station to another, train and passenger traffic, etc., all connected within a network, which makes it very easy for risk to spread from the original site of the incident. Emergency safety measures go beyond railway safety, and are constantly evolving thanks to the advances in technology.

At TEKIA, our experience in different urban and high-speed railways allows us to offer safety engineering solutions that cover everything, from designing the system to defining operations and emergency procedures.

TUNNEL VENTILATION SYSTEMS

At TEKIA, our experience in different urban and high-speed railways allows us to offer safety engineering solutions that cover everything, from designing the system to defining operations and emergency procedures.

During the commissioning of a tunnel, and also regularly during its use, the ventilation system should be audited. TEKIA uses a contrast methodology to assess the tunnel ventilation and evacuation system design based on 3D simulation and on-site tests carried out with our own equipment.

At TEKIA, we have been involved in over 100 tunnel ventilation projects, both road and railway, all over the world.