Smoke ventilation solutions specified for tram stations in Dubai

  • 25 Mar 2015

SE Controls has supplied its smoke ventilation solutions to help protect Dubai’s new tram network

Dubai has recently benefited from the construction of a new tram network, which currently spans 10.6 kilometres through the city.

The 11 stations which are included in the network have all been fitted with automatic smoke ventilation systems.

The systems have been installed in the enclosed passenger terminals, which are located on each side of the tram track at each station.

Smoke ventilation solutions from SE Controls

To ensure that the smoke vents function correctly in the event of a fire, over 300 SECO N 24 40 chain actuators and Type 23 OS2 controllers from SE Controls have been included in the new systems.

Should a fire occur, the alarm system will trigger the opening of 14 platform-facing windows to vent the smoke away from the building.

This will create a clear escape route for passengers through the main exit doors.

The system has been designed to ensure that the automated platform screen doors, which allow passengers to access the trams, remain closed in the event of a fire.

This feature has been included to prevent a platform fire from spreading to the trams and causing more damage.


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