Ventilation, Lighting and Drainage

Authored by: S. Ponnuswamy , D. Johnson Victor

Transportation Tunnels

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138029811
eBook ISBN: 9781498785488
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Explosive charges and plying of vehicles or locomotive for moving drilling equipment or for mucking leave fumes and unhealthy gases inside the tunnel. An efficient ventilation system to drive away these fumes and gases from the tunnel should be provided for all tunnels during construction1. The effect on humans of the carbon monoxide emitted by petrol-ignited engines and, to a small extent, by diesel engines is given in Table 10.1.

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