Global Patent Index - EP 1025340 A1

EP 1025340 A1 2000-08-09 - A METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING RESCUING AND EVACUATING OPERATIONS FROM CLOSED ROOMS

Title (en)

A METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING RESCUING AND EVACUATING OPERATIONS FROM CLOSED ROOMS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR ERLEICHTERUNG VON RETTUNGS- UND EVAKUIERUNGSMASSNAHMEN AUS GESCHLOSSENEN RÄUMEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME FACILITANT LES OPERATIONS DE SAUVETAGE ET D'EVACUATION DANS DES LOCAUX FERMES

Publication

EP 1025340 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98904450 A

Priority

  • NO 9800070 W
  • NO 971080 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9840607A1] A method and a system for facilitating rescuing work and evacuation of people from closed areas, such as tunnels and then in particular during fire with smoke emission. The most important feature is that the small amount of air is emitted through nozzles (11) from at least one air conduit or pipe (6) at a low overpressure. In this manner zones are formed close to the conduit(s) or pipe(s) (6), in which zones the visibility is acceptable and the air therein may also be inhaled without problems. Both these conditions simplify the working conditions for rescue personnel and the evacuation of injured or confined people. The system may be expanded by lamps (7), fans (13), water supply pipes (8) provided with atomizing nozzles (9), as well as deployable, e.g. rolled up anti-smoke curtains (12).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

E21F 11/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A62B 3/00 (2006.01); E21F 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E21F 11/00 (2013.01); A62B 3/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9840607A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9840607 A1 19980917; AT 277275 T 20041015; AU 6232098 A 19980929; DE 69826507 D1 20041028; DE 69826507 T2 20050929; EP 1025340 A1 20000809; EP 1025340 B1 20040922; ES 2229474 T3 20050416; NO 304531 B1 19990104; NO 971080 A 19980911; NO 971080 D0 19970310

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