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Applus+ to present its fire safety services at Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety in Lyon

Applus+ Laboratories is to exhibit at the inaugural Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety, which will bring together the key players involved in tunnel operations and safety: tunnel management companies; rescue services; engineering companies; tunnel safety officers; and suppliers and installers of safety equipment.
Applus+ Laboratories Stand : Salon Rhône, stand 12.
Applus+ Laboratories will be presenting its portfolio of testing, certification and training services in the fire safety field:
  • Fire Testing:
    • Fire resistance testing
    • Full-scale tunnel fire testing
    • Full-scale fire testing on façades and coatings
    • Full-scale fire testing to verify vehicle fuel tank behaviour
    • Jet fire testing
    • Reaction-to-fire and thermodynamic behaviour testing
  • Certification and market access:
  • Tunnel fire safety training:
    • For firefighters and mining brigades
    • For tunnel operators, construction and engineering companies and transport professionals
Contact us to schedule a meeting during the conference or simply drop by our stand. Our experts are on hand to discuss your requirements and upcoming projects.


Our laboratory in Asturias, Spain, has a 600-metre-long testing tunnel that is comprehensively equipped to carry out full-scale fire tests. This is the only facility of its kind in Europe, being able to test the effectiveness of both active and passive protection systems in real, large-scale fire scenarios.
We also run fire safety training courses for professionals whose work may involve safety or the management of an emergency in a tunnel or other confined space – from firefighters and mining brigades to infrastructure operators and transport professionals. Applus+ training courses contain both theoretical and practical modules, including hands-on experience in a tunnel with real fire.


The Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety taking place in Lyon, France, is the first international conference to be devoted to this subject. It will comprise two days of technical workshops and round tables. The event has been organised by the World Road Association (PIARC)’s technical committee on tunnels, with the support of other bodies including the International Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities (ITA COSUF), of which Applus+ is a member.
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