TUNNELS on Torino’s VAL automatic metro are to be fitted with custom-made ventilation equipment supplied by Fläkt Woods.

Announced on January 31, the order covers two parallel reversible fans for use in each of the metro’s 22 ventilation chambers, as well as silencers, diffusers and dampers. Video surveillance and smoke detectors linked to the control centre will be provided at stations along the 28 km line, which is due to open in stages with the first 9·6 km and 15 stations opening by the end of this year.

In an further order for ventilation equipment, the AGC trains being built for SNCF by Bombardier are fitted with quiet-running axial fans (above)supplied by Fläkt Woods.

Fläkt Woods, UK