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Fire Safety Mechanism in Railway Trains

Author(s):

V V Sudheer Babu , MLRITM; I Srinivasa Reddy, MLRITM; M Dayakar, MLRITM; B Kranthi Kumar, MLRITM; T Naganna, MLRITM

Keywords:

Fire, fire sprinkler, fire sensor, fire safety

Abstract

In recent times there have been accidents involving trains where fire broke out in railway coaches causing death or severe burns to passengers. This is basically due to the lack of safety features in the train and ill-preparedness of the general public. Through this project we plan to provide a fire safety mechanism so as to overcome fire disasters in trains. We plan to introduce a fire safety mechanism that would if not prevent a fire, at least cut it out before it can spread. In this project we plan to install fire sprinklers and sensors on the ceiling of railway coupes. We have arranged an array of sprinklers and sensors in a prototype that is meant to represent the interior of a railway train coach. We are using a fire sprinkler to detect and start off the process of firefighting. A fire sprinkler is a device that consists of a nozzle that is blocked by a glass bulb containing liquid. This device is connected to a source of water. As smoke rises and heats the bulb, the liquid expands and breaks the glass bulb. This opens the flow of water and douses the fire.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I90464
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2016
Page(s): 784-791

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