Tension Rod Project

Waterloo Train Station

As part of the engineering, fire and structural integrity of Waterloo train station, engineers came together to assess the impact of a fire in the building. The exercise revealed that the tension rods at the station platform end of the structure needed to be protected from a potential weakness in the event of a significant fire which in turn could collapse while fire fighters were working on the building.
  • Project: Waterloo Station – Platform Development
  • Area: Platform Enabling – Previously Eurostar
  • Structure: 40 mtrs x M76 Tension Rods Including Turnbuckles
  • Installer: FireGlobe Limited
  • Material: Interchar 212
  • Manufacturer: International Paint, Akzo Nobel
  • Client Contractor: Bourne Steel Limited
  • Client: Network Rail

Waterloo Station has developed the platform which was previously employed for Eurostar. After being unused for a number of years the platform was brought into operation in order to substantially increase the capacity of the station as a whole.

The development included a modification to the roof structure to cover what was a separate part of the main building. Design and engineering of the two separate buildings to form one complete structure had significant issues including independent contrary movement.

As part of the engineering, fire and structural engineers came together to assess the impact of a fire in the building. The exercise revealed that the tension rods at the station platform end of the structure needed to be protected from a potential weakness in the event of a significant fire which in turn could collapse while fire fighters were tackling the fire.

Interact Structural Fire Protection produced aesthetically appealing castings which were installed by FireGlobe Limited. The work included the fire protection of the turnbuckles and tension rods used to strengthen the structure at two elevations.

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Tony Tiernan

Tony Tiernan

Materials Specialist: Epoxy fire protection Castings

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