FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES OF THE COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY, MADRID

Faculty of Physical Sciences of the Complutense University, Madrid
November 2020. DURGAS and DURTOX O2.

In 1974 the Faculty of Physical Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid was born, located in the University City, specifically in the Plaza de las Ciencias.

 

Its current faculties are the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology and with historical backgrounds in fields such as Astronomy.

 

It has modern laboratories, equipped with video projectors, audiovisual systems, public address systems, etc. Its classrooms with fixed and mobile seats, library, computer rooms and facilities are perfectly adapted to the regulations including those on access for people with disabilities, coffee and dining room. Even its WIFI network is accessible to almost the entire center.

 

For the detection of helium and nitrogen leaks, in these modern laboratories, the DURGAS system has been selected, with the DURTOX O2 detectors designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

MOM PARK, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Mom Park, Budapest, Hungary
October 2020. CO Detection.

The new building complex MOM PARK is located in the city of Budapest. It is composed of a modern Office Complex and a Shopping Center designed by the award-winning architect Miklós Anbl Puhl Ybl and the residential park located behind it, by Tamás Noll.

 

The Shopping Center was awarded in four consecutive years, being the best in Budapest. It consists of a complex of multifunctional buildings that opened in the 12th district of the former Optical Works in Hungary. The Shopping Center is part of the 40,000m2 of MOM PARK with its offices of approximately 17,250m2 and the 166 exclusive apartments in more than 30,000m2.

 

The Shopping Center has restaurants, cafes, more than 100 stores, multiplex cinemas and an underground garage with 1,540 spaces on three levels in almost 30,000m2.

 

For this underground parking, the DURGAS system has been selected with its DURPARK CO detectors, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, S.L.

 

CEU SAN PABLO, MADRID

CEU San Pablo, Madrid
September 2020. DURGAS, EURODETECTORES CO and DURTEX HC-PRO.

CEU San Pablo University is a private educational institution with a greater volume and tradition at the national level. It was founded in 1933 by the Catholic Association of Propagandists. In the Community of Madrid they pioneered the offer of a new way of understanding and managing higher education as a University College and since 1993 as a private university. It has two large Campuses: Moncloa and Montepríncipe that have the most advanced facilities for activities and practices such as laboratories, computer classrooms, research centers, etc.

 

The CEU has created a series of Research Support Services and Testing Laboratories with the aim of providing both the university community and companies with specialized services and basic materials to facilitate research activity. Among its laboratories we find: Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, microbiology, metabolomics laboratory, laboratory of mechanics and material rheology and laboratory of building structures and civil engineering.

 

This prestigious entity, for its laboratories, has selected the DURGAS system, with CO EURODETECTORS and DURTEX HC PRO designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

SWEDBANK, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

Swedbank, Vilnius, Lithuania
August 2020. CO gas Detection.

The SWEDBANK AB banking group is a leader in the Nordic and Baltic countries with 9.5 million retail customers and 534,000 corporate customers in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. In the Baltic countries it has 224 branches. In addition, it is present in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Kaliningrad, Kiev, Luxembourg, Moscow, Marbella, New York, Oslo, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, and Toki. Its roots are in the savings banks of Sweden and in the tradition of cooperative agricultural banks.

 

Its main office in Vilnius consists of a complex of buildings with energy-saving and environmentally friendly interior solutions, enjoying panoramic views and the Neris River. A new building was currently added to Swedbank’s office list so some of the bank’s branches moved to a new building built across Konstitucijos Avenue, known as The Third Sail. Modern building that provides attractive conditions and office spaces for bank staff.

 

Recently its administrative offices have renewed the carbon monoxide detection system in its car park, by the new DURPARK system and detectors, designed and manufactured by Durán Electronica.

 

J. GARCÍA CARRIÓN PLANT, HUELVA

J. García Carrión Plant, Huelva
July 2020. O2 detection.

The pioneering Don Simón juice plant in the province of Huelva has 1,500 hectares of its own plantations. Its integrated agriculture project allows to squeeze in less than 24 hours the freshly caught oranges from the tree guaranteeing the quality in the raw material. It has the capacity to process more than 2,000 tons of fruit per day. It has 5 aseptic packaging lines with speeds of up to 24,000 packs per hour and a refrigerated and robotic warehouse of 14,000 pallets.

 

Always oriented to the care of the environment avoid waste that causes many environmental problems, a totally sustainable energy collection system and state-of-the-art wastewater management. With the Ministry of the Environment, it is committed to actively participating in the reduction of greenhouse gases, thus combating climate change.

 

For the detection of nitrogen exhausts, used in pressurization, they have installed the DURGAS and EURODETECTORS system of O2 designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

UNITED LISBON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, LISBON, PORTUGAL

United Lisbon International School, Lisbon, Portugal
June 2020. CO gas detection.

“United Lisbon International School” is an innovative and modern international school located in the center of Lisbon next to the Parque de las Naciones. Offers academic programs in English from age 3 through grade 12, with a curriculum based on U.S. standards and internationally recognized college programs, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).

 

The Campus of the International School of Lisbon Unida with more than 7,500m2 is located on Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa no 9, 10 minutes drive from the center of Lisbon. The interior of the old university building is being completely remodeled creating learning spaces and open, perfectly integrating technology. Large and bright classrooms. A library designed as a research center and modern science laboratories. Its arts workshops enable applied and project-based learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

 

For the parking of its renovated facilities, it has been selected the DURPARK system with CO detectors, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

LIMONAR HOMES RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX, MALAGA

Limonar Homes Residential Complex, Malaga
May 2020. CO Detection.

This modern, attractive and luxurious residential complex is located in the “Colinas del Limonar” residential area, perfectly connected to the city of Malaga. It consists of a total of 154 homes distributed in 14 blocks. These apartments are of different dimensions, and they may have 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. Those on the ground floor have a terrace of up to 100m2, while those on the second floor have a fantastic solarium.

 

In its 3,000 m2 of common areas, the residents of this complex have several swimming pools, a solarium, gardens and a fitness area with a gym. On the basement floor of the buildings are the storage rooms and the 311 underground parking spaces.

 

To guarantee protection of its residents in the car park, the DURPARK system for CO detection has been installed, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

CHIMALPA TUNNEL, MEXICO

Chimalpa Tunnel, Mexico
April 2020. Opacimeters and Luminance meter.

The Chimalpa tunnel is part of the highway that connects Naucalpan with Toluca in Mexico. The Chimalpa I and Chimalpa II tunnels, 530 and 225 meters long respectively, are 4-lane highway tunnels. With excavation dimensions of 20.49 meters wide and 11.32 meters high, they have become the largest section tunnels excavated in Latin America.

 

It is a highly complex project due to the poor geotechnical quality of the terrain. For this reason, more elaborate techniques were used than those conventionally used in this type of tunnel. This made the work in the tunnel more efficient and safer.

 

This tunnel is equipped with opacimeters and luminance meters, distributed by Durán Electrónica.

 

EL MELÓN TUNNEL, VALPARAISO, CHILE

El Melón Tunnel, Valparaiso, Chile
March 2020. Opacimeters, anemometers, luminance meter and gas detectors.

The tunnel is located on Ruta 5 Norte about 150 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago de Chile. It is located between kilometers 127 and 132 approximately and connects the provinces of Quillota and Petorca, avoiding the 8.5 kilometer Melon slope and with 38 curves.

 

This section has a total length of approximately 5 kilometers, of which 2.5 correspond properly to the tunnel and the remaining length corresponds to its northern and southern access.

 

As part of its renovation process, a new adjoining tunnel will be built, which will be connected to the existing one by service galleries. Work is currently underway on the existing tunnel, upgrading the tunnel gauge and modernizing its ventilation equipment, lighting, and traffic management systems that control the operation of the tunnel.

 

This tunnel is equipped with opacimeters, anemometers and luminance meters, distributed by Durán Electrónica. Moreover, DURTOX detectors have also been installed, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

MALL PLAZA COMAS SHOPPING CENTER, LIMA, PERU

Mall Plaza Comas Shopping Center, Lima, Peru
January 2020. CO Detection.

The Mall Plaza Comas shopping center is located in the Comas district. It will not be a new leisure offer only for the residents of this district, it is also for the rest of the districts of North Lima, such as Carabayllo, Puente Piedra, Independencia, Los Olivos and San Martín de Porres whose total population exceeds 2, 5 million people.

 

The shopping center is only 15 kilometers from the city center, and its connection to the rest of the districts is easier thanks to routes such as Panamericana Norte or Los Angeles Avenue, among others.

 

This new meeting point in Comas, with 78,000 m2 of available area, have 190 shopping premises, in addition to movie theaters, a food court or a gym. To facilitate customer access by car, the center has 1445 parking spaces.

 

The DURGAS system with DURPARK RS485 detectors for CO detection has been selected for this parking, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

SOUTHFIELD MALL, NAIROBI, KENIA

Southfield Mall, Nairobi, Kenia
December 2019. CO Detection.

This mall is located on Airport North Road, the main road linking Mombasa with the rest of the Embakasi area.

 

Embakasi is not only a residential area, but also an important industrial center, characterized by the absence of quality shopping centers, so SOUTHFIELD MALL was designed to make up for this lack.

 

With an approximate area of 25,000 m2, it has a convention center on the third floor of more than 2000 m2. A large number of events and exhibitions are organized in this space, with a wide variety of cultural offering for visitors. To complete your visit to this mall, you can enjoy a shopping day in the different establishments, or share with the family a fantastic meal in some of its restaurants. Thanks to its location, Southfield Mall has easy access from all major highways and detours.

 

To protect the 350 parking spaces of its underground parking, the DURGAS CO detection system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, was installed.

 

CVJETN CAR PARK, ZAGREB, CROACIA

CVJETN Car Park, Zagreb, Croacia
November 2019. CO & NO2 Detection.

Cvjetn car park is strategically located in the centre of the city of Zagreb, specifically on Petra Preradovica Street. Ten minutes from the cathedral, nine from the tourist centre and five minutes from the avant-garde Hotel Dubrovnik. It is accessible by car easily and it has an elevator, video surveillance and places reserved for handicapped people. It is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has 320 parking spaces for vehicles and motorcycles.

 

The company which owns this car park is a consolidated and quality-oriented company, leader in the protection, construction and management of car parks in Austria, Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

 

Both to protect the Cvjetn garage and for others located in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Rijeka in Croatia, this company has selected the DURPARK system (with the DURPARK detectors) or DURGAS system (with the RS485 DURPARK detectors for CO and NO2), both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

PARKING SEVILLA-CANALEJAS AND PARKING ALCALÁ, MADRID

Parking Sevilla-Canalejas and Parking Alcalá, Madrid
October 2019. CO and NO2 detection.

These two car parks are located in two of the most central areas of the city. Its users have the possibility to park their vehicles and enjoy a day of shopping or a walk through “El Retiro” park, without the need to worry about their vehicles. In addition, with the implementation of the low emission zone, this kind of car parks facilitates access to the city centre in their vehicles to the inhabitants of Madrid and its surroundings.

 

In order to continue offering this service with the quality and safety required for its users, a refurbishment has been undertaken in both to adapt them to the new regulations. In the same refurbishment, Sevilla – Canalejas and Alcalá car parks have been linked by an underground tunnel, and Sevilla-Alcalá car park first floor will be part of the Canalejas complex that will be finish by July 2020.

 

DURPARK system for detection of CO and NO2 has been installed in this refurbishment. It has been designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

NEW STANDGAS HC 3 AND STANDGAS HC PRO

New Standgas HC 3 and Standgas HC PRO
October 2019.

DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA launches a new version of the STANDGAS stand-alone detector provided with three programmable alarm relays.

 

Available for detecting explosive gases (STANDGAS HC 3 LEVELS) and toxic gases and oxygen (STANDGAS PRO) by catalytic, electrochemical and infrared technology. Offers up to 3 output levels or 2 plus a fault output. It works without connection to any control panel.

 

STANDGAS HC 3 is available to detect methane, butane, propane and hydrogen to be selected using a jumper. Includes optical status and sensor fault indications. Detection range from 0 to 100% L.I.E. Resistant to silicone vapors.

 

STANDGAS HC PRO is available for CO, NO2, NH3, H2S, Cl2, CO2, SO2 and O2. It includes digital control over the sensor state. Automatic testing of hardware status. Digital filter based on variable sampling of the sensor value averages. Automatic thermal compensation that provides a correct response to temperature variations. Exact automatic zero adjustment.

 

More information available in the section corresponding to these products on the web.

 

SKYLINE BELGRADE, BELGRADE, SERBIA

Skyline Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
September 2019. CO & NO2 Detection.

Skyline Belgrade is a multifunctional commercial and residential complex of an impressive size, with an area of 68,000 m2. This high-quality residential complex is located in the city centre, in an area known for its diplomatic institutions.

 

It offers apartments of different sizes, as well as a Spa area, gym and a 25-meter pool. It also stands out for the services available to its tenants. The inhabitants of the Belgrade Skyline will enjoy a fantastic park, renovated in collaboration with the city council. In addition, the complex has a commercial area located in the lower area of the building where, in addition, we will find luxury restaurants and bars.

 

For its underground parking, DURGAS control panels and DURPARK RS485 detectors for CO and NO2 have been selected, both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

JOSÉ MARÍA SOLER TUNNEL, MADRID

José María Soler Tunnel, Madrid
September 2019. Replacement of the detection system and Opacimeters.

The José María Soler tunnel runs under the square that gives its name to the tunnel and it is part of the so-called “Nudo Costa Rica”, in the city of Madrid. The underpass connects Costa Rica street with the Gran Vía de Hortaleza, facilitating the entry and exit to the M-30 (ring motorway).

 

“Nudo Costa Rica” is part of the burial of the M-30, promoted by Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón during his first term. Thanks to this action, road traffic and noise pollution were reduced in the José María Soler square.

 

For its conservation and improvement the tunnel ventilation system is updated by changing the old detection system for our DURGAS system designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA. A SENTRY opacimeter, distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has also been installed.

 

HAMPTON BY HILTON HOTEL, ALCOBENDAS, MADRID

Hampton by Hilton Hotel, Alcobendas, Madrid
August 2019. SO2 and NO2 detection.

The Hilton group is one of the largest American companies in the tourism sector, with about 5,800 hotels worldwide.

 

It was founded in 1925, when a young Conrad Hilton decided that “The Mobley” would be one of the best hotels in Texas. Today, the group has 17 different brands, with hotels of different categories, for example, Hampton is a middle or superior category brand.

 

Hilton opened the first Hampton by Hilton hotel in Spain this year. Specifically, in Alcobendas (Madrid), recognized as a prominent business centre. This hotel is intended for business people, but it can also be used by other travellers, due to its proximity to the airport. This new hotel has 138 rooms, outdoor pool, gym and several meeting rooms.

 

The DURGAS system with DURTOX SO2 and DURPARK NO2 detectors, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been chosen for parking.

 

CHEMICAL PLANT, RÍO TINTO, HUELVA

Chemical Plant, Río Tinto, Huelva
August 2019. Toxic and explosive gases detection.

The region of Rio Tinto in southern Spain has an acid and harsh environment similar to Mars environment, which fascinates scientists, both geochemically and mineralogically. It is because the type of minerals we find here also exist there.

 

The Tinto river is a coastal river that runs along the province of Huelva, in Andalusia. Since ancient times, along the river, copper, silver, gold and other minerals have been extracted. It is notable for being very acidic (pH 2) and its deep reddish hue is due to the dissolution of iron in water. Acid mine drainage causes serious environmental problems due to high concentrations of metals in the river.

 

For one of the new chemical plants in Rio Tinto, DURTOX-X 4-20mA detectors, with exproof and plastic enclosure for the detection of SO2 and CL2 has been installed. DURTEX HC PRO 4-20mA detectors for H2 detection have also been installed. Both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

TUNNEL D’ENVALIRA, ANDORRA

Tunnel D'Envalira, Andorra
July 2019. CO & NO2 Detection, Opacimeters and Ultrasonic Anemometers.

The tunnel D’Envalira is a toll tunnel which connects the towns of Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa. It was built in 1999 in order to facilitate the circulation of vehicles and avoiding driving through the Envalira pass, where we find more than 8% gradients.

 

The tunnel is in Andorran territory but the eastern entrance (Pas de la Casa) is done through a viaduct in French territory. This tunnel connects the General II road of the Principality of Andorra with the Route Nationale 22 of France. The D’Envalira tunnel, which is located at an altitude of 2050 meters approximately, it is one of the highest tunnels in Europe.

 

The installation already has a DURGAS system of Durán Electrónica, but recently it has been completed with new CO and NO2 EURODETECTORS, manufactured and also designed by Durán Electrónica. In addition, Opacimeters and ultrasonic anemometers distributed by Durán Electrónica have been installed.

 

SMURFIT KAPPA, MENGÍBAR, JAÉN

Smurfit Kappa, Mengíbar, Jaén
July 2019. DURGAS and DURTEX HC.

Smurfit Kappa is a company with a long history in paper and packaging manufacturing. It was founded in 1934 under the name of Jefferson Smurfit, to respond to the paper and packaging necessity in the Irish market. In 2005 Jefferson Smurfit was merged with the Dutch company Kappa Packaging, becoming one of the leading companies in the packing manufacturing. It currently has 45,000 employees distributed in 350 plants.

 

One of these plants is located in the town of Mengíbar (Jaén). The plant is located in a strategic area for the supply to the agricultural sector in the area. Smurfit Kappa has been producing paper for corrugated cardboard for more than 50 years and it has been a driver for development of the region.

 

For the boiler room in Seville, they have selected DURGAS system with DURTEX HC detectors, both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

TELEFÓNICA S.A., MADRID

Telefónica S.A., Madrid
June 2019. CO & NO2 detection.

Distrito Telefónica, also known as District C (District of Communications), is the headquarters of the Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica, S.A. This complex of 13 buildings covers an area of 140,000 square meters.

 

The exterior buildings have 10 floors, while the rest of buildings have 4 to 8 floors, all of them are connected by a roof where photovoltaic panels achieve significant energy savings.

 

By gathering in the same place all the resources of the company, it has achieved cost savings and efficiency in its management.

 

Telefónica District has 4700 parking spaces, which are located on two floors below ground level. In this parking, DURÁN 203 PLUS system has been replaced by the DURPARK system, both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

EN GRANDCHAMP RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX, SAINT LÉGIER, SWITZERLAND

En Grandchamp Residential Complex, Switzerland
June 2019. CO & NO2 detection.

En Grandchamp is a residential building complex built in the Swiss town of Saint Légier. Of the eleven buildings that are part of the complex, six of them are located forming a semicircle around to the train tracks, while the rest are located parallel to a stream.

 

The houses have different dimensions, offering 2 to 5 rooms. All apartments have a balcony or terrace and the penthouses have a large terrace overlooking the lake and mountains.

 

This complex has an underground parking space of 171 spaces and outdoor parking for visitors.

 

In order to protect its underground car park, the DURPARK CO detection system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been installed.

 

PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES, ARMUNIA, LEÓN

Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Armunia, León
May 2019. DURGAS and Oxigen Detection.

GH Genhelix biotechnological plant is located in Armunia (Leon). The 8,380 square meter building was completed in 2011, and it became the second plant of these characteristics in Spain. The construction housed the laboratories, offices and warehouses of the company.

 

A modular construction system was used for its construction, which in addition to accelerating the construction process, it allows future extensions. In pharmaceutical buildings, systems to guarantee the safety of workers are critical. Systems such as those manufactured in Durán Electrónica allow the detection of gases and they help the pharmaceutical industries in these tasks.

 

Years after its opening, more specifically in 2014, the company was acquired by mAbxience which belongs to the Insud Pharma group. The company is specialized in the research, development and manufacture of monoclonal antibodies.

 

In this plant of Armunia, Insud pharma once again has trusted Durán Electrónica, using the DURGAS detection system with STANDGAS PRO LCD RS485 oxygen detectors, manufactured and designed by Durán Electrónica.

 

CRISTO RENDENTOR TUNNEL, ARGENTINA-CHILE

Cristo Redentor Tunnel, Argentina-Chile
April 2019. Anemometers and meteorological stations.

The tunnel of Christ the Redeemer is name after the monument erected as a commemoration of the peaceful resolution of the border dispute between Chile and Argentina. The tunnel, excavated under the Caracoles and the Santa Elena hill, is officially named as Los Libertadores International Pass.

 

It is a border crossing which allows the passage of all types of vehicles between Argentina and Chile through the Andes mountain range. It is located at an altitude of 3209 meters above sea level and measures about 3 km long, half of which correspond to Chilean territory and the other half to Argentine territory.

 

After its inauguration in 1980, it has become an important route between Chile and Argentina. This route is closed in winter due to the heavy snowfall and the danger of landslides.

 

This tunnel is now equipped with meteorological stations and anemometers distributed by Duran Electrónica.

 

GRAND LISBOA PALACE HOTEL, MACAO, CHINA

Grand Lisboa Palace Hotel, Macao, China
April 2019. Detection of CO and NO2.

The Grand Lisboa Palace Hotel is expected to open in the second half of 2019, adding vitality to the tourism supplies in Gran Bahía area.

 

The total project supposes HK$ 36 billion approximately, close to 2,000 rooms which are distributed in three structures. The Lisboa Palace Hotel, the Palazzo Versace Macau and the Karl Lagerfeld Hotel with a luxury boutique, a casino of 27,000 m2 with more than 700 gambling tables and 1,200 gambling machines, Michellin starred restaurants, a shopping center and some food and beverage establishments.

 

A theatre and a pavilion for wedding celebrations are in the project as well. Total built area is 521.500 m2 approximately, plus 77,200 m2 of car park and 37,400 m2 of gardens.

 

For the underground area of this excellent hotel and its CO and NO2 detection, SIEDEGAS, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected.

 

VODAFONE PLAZA, MADRID

Vodafone Plaza
March 2019. DURGAS and CO detection.

Vodafone Spain S.A.U is a subsidiary of the British Vodafone that provides landline and mobile telephony, as well as broadband and digital television services to 22 million customers in Spain. It is the third largest mobile phone provider in Spain.

 

Previously, its headquarters were divided into two centres in Fuencarral and La Moraleja. In 2014 they were moved to this new location. The new headquarters of Vodafone are composed of five buildings located around a central courtyard. It has 50,600 square meters of surface area and a capacity for 3,000 employees.

 

Thanks to the measures adopted in order to save energy, the reduction of CO2 emissions or the use of sustainable materials, in 2017 Vodafone Plaza achieved the Platinum LEED Certification (leadership in energy and environmental design). In addition, as they are the headquarters of a mobile phone operator worldwide, the building has 4G connectivity, 500 WiFi access points and even NFC technology for authentication and payments.

 

At Vodafone Plaza, the carbon monoxide detection equipment has been replaced by the DURGAS system and the DURPARK CO detectors, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY, TORREJON DE ARDÓZ, MADRID

National Institute of Aerospace Technology
March 2019. DURGAS and CO & CO2 detection.

The National Institute of Aerospace Technology “Esteban Terradas”, known as INTA, is a Public Research Organization (OPI) which is part of the Ministry of Defence. Its work focuses on research and technological development, in areas such as aeronautics, space, hydrodynamics, security and defence.

 

Founded in 1942 by the naval, industrial and aeronautical engineer Esteban Terradas, to which it owes its name; It has two operations centres and central headquarters. Its buildings are scattered throughout the Spanish geography. The headquarters are located in Torrejón de Ardóz (Madrid), the MDSCC in Robledo de Chavela (Ávila) and the Testing Centre “El Arenosillo” in Huelva (Andalusia).

 

In its aircraft engine testing laboratory, DURGAS system has been installed with EURODETECTORS of CO and CO2, both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

COCA COLA BOTTLING PLANT, LUANDA, ANGOLA

Coca Cola Bottling Plant, Luanda, Angola
February 2019. Toxic gas detection.

Coca Cola bottling plant for Angola is located in Luanda (Angola). The factory belongs to the Castel group, leader in the manufacture of beers and soft drinks in Angola, with more than 13 production units throughout the country. The building, with more than 10,000 square meters, has a 500,000 litres per day bottling capacity and employs over 50 people.

 

The plant has been modernised with the most modern systems in order to guarantee the product quality and the workers safety. For this purpose, they have implemented detection systems for NH3, which is harmful to humans and very common in agri-food industries that use refrigeration systems. The installation was carried out by a Portuguese company with extensive experience in refrigeration facilities in Portugal, Brazil and now Angola.

 

DURTOX detectors for the detection of NH3 designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica have been installed in the engine room.

 

PLAZA NORTE 2 SHOPPING CENTRE, SAN SEBASTIÁN DE LOS REYES, MADRID

Plaza Norte 2 Shopping Centre
February 2019. DURPARK.

Plaza Norte 2 is a spectacular shopping centre located in San Sebastian de los Reyes, 22 km of Madrid. It is located at kilometre 18 of the A-1 motorway.

 

It was inaugurated in October 2004 and since then, it has become one of the reference shopping centres in the capital. This is due both, to its large commercial offer, with more than 200 national and international fashion stores, as well as its great gastronomic offer, with 25 restaurants. In addition, it has 14 movie theatres to be able to put the finishing touch to a shopping day.

 

The building has a classic style with Renaissance air and Venetian influence. But the highlight of its architecture is its large 35-meter dome located in the centre of the building, thanks to which, Plaza Norte 2 is known as “La Cúpula de Madrid”.

 

The complex has 6,800 parking spaces where DURÁN 203 PLUS system has been replaced by DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

UNIVERSAL FARMA (INSUDPHARMA GROUP), AZUQUECA DE HENARES, GUADALAJARA

Universal Farma (Insudpharma Group), Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara
Febrero 2019. DURGAS, Toxic and explosive gases detection.

Universal Farma is a multinational Chemo plant, which belongs to Insudpharma Group. The building is located in Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara.

 

The plant of almost 8000 m2 is prepared for manufacturing and final conditioning of injectable medicines, being equipped with the latest advances in the sector. It is one of the four centres that the multinational has in the European continent. It was inaugurated together with Farmalan (Villaquilambre in León), in May 2017.

 

40 injectable and sterile experts are members of Universal Farma staff. They carry out their work mainly in research and development. These employees are part of the more than 6,000 professionals of the company´s workforce that the group has around the world.

 

DURGAS system has been selected for the detection of toxic and explosive gases, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

OTERO DE SANABRIA TUNNEL, ZAMORA

Otero de Sanabria Tunnel, Zamora
January 2019. CO, NO2, O2 and CO2 gas detection, opacimeters, temperature and humidity sensors.

These tunnels are located in Otero de Sanabria (Municipality of Palacios de Sanabria). This infrastructure is essential in the high-speed railroad that connects Madrid with Galicia (North-Northwest Corridor, Madrid-Galicia High-Speed Line).

 

This tunnel is in the section that links Zamora to Pedralba de la Pradería, and runs parallel to the A-52 motorway, 110 km route is designed to operate at a speed up to 350 km / h. In addition to this tunnel, the route includes 14 viaducts, a new station in Sanabria (Otero de Sanabria) and a gauge changer in Pedralba de la Pradería.

 

Zamora will be 10 minutes closer to Madrid and 55 minutes to Galicia.

 

For the gas detection systems of this tunnel, carbon dioxide gas detection is carried out by DIREX detectors, and DURTOX detectors have been selected for the detection of CO, NO2 and O2; all manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA. Air quality control is carried out with opacimeters distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.

 

KAPIJA VRACARA RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX, BELGRADE, SERBIA

Kapija Vracara Residential Complex, Belgrade, Serbia
January 2019. Durpark CO.

Kapija Vracara residential complex, located in Belgrade, it is made up of three independent buildings. It reaches 40,000 m2 approximately, consequently it is the biggest residential area in the city.

 

The project consists of three independent towers, connected by walkways. Each building has three underground floors, which will be used as car park for residents. Buildings have 7 floors above ground, mainly for residential purpose, with a total of 251 flats, that will change in range size from one to five bedrooms and luxury penthouses.

 

One of the most remarkable characteristics of the project has, it is significance of the energy efficiency standards and the quality of the materials, in order to hand over a project that is sustainable. Architectural design and its calculations enable airflow among towers, allowing for optimum use of natural lighting and ventilation as well as providing a constant view of the surroundings.

 

Moreover, residents and visitors will enjoy of large green areas, two playgrounds and numerous shops and restaurants, distributes throughout the ground floor.

 

In order to protect its underground car park, CO detection with DURPARK system designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected.

 

DEL TAJO HOSPITAL, ARANJUEZ, MADRID

Del Tajo Hospital, Aranjuez, Madrid
December 2018. CO Detection.

Del Tajo University Hospital, belonging to the Regional Government of Madrid, opened its doors on February 2008. It is located in the town of Aranjuez, more specifically in “La Montaña” district. It has an excellent road connection by M-305 service road of A-4 Highway.

 

This hospital offers a wide range of specialties, such as surgery, neurology, oncology, digestive system specialist, genecology, etc., this centre has 116 beds and a building area of 46,000 m2. It has access to 24 h emergency services and five fully equipped surgery rooms among others.

 

The new hospital will provide services for a population of 70,000 inhabitants from the towns of Aranjuez, Colmenar de Oreja, Chinchón, Valdelaguna y Villaconejos.

 

The hospital has a car park with 516 spaces, for both hospital staff and general public.

 

For CO detection system renovation in its car park, they have trust again in EURODETECTORS, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

UTILITY TUNNELS ALICANTE AIRPORT

Utility Tunnels Alicant Airport
December 2018. DURGAS, CO, H2S, NO2 and explosive gases detection system.

The airport of Alicante-Elche, known as “El Altet”, is located 8 km in the south west of Alicante; in the municipal district of Elche, between El Altet and Torrellano. It occupies the fortieth position in the European airport network ranking according to number of passengers. In addition, it is airport with the highest passenger traffic in the Valencian Region. Alicante Airport has a large number of international flights, being United Kingdom the main origin of that traffic.

 

This airport was officially open in 1967, with just one strip of 2.700m. In 1978 due to growth of the number of travelers, the aircraft parking area was expanded to 60,000 m2 and the airstrip was extended up to 3,000 meters. In 2011, new enlarge was carried out, which included a new terminal building and the expansion of the aircraft parking area. This airport offers a wide range of commercial areas, restaurants and a VIP area of 1028 m2.

 

In its service gallery, the DURGAS system with INTEGRA II Integration modules have been installed, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

LA VAGUADA SHOPPING CENTRE, MADRID

La Vaguada Shopping Centre, Madrid
November 2018. Replacement of the CO and NO2 detection equipment for DURGAS system.

La Vaguada Shopping Centre is located in the neighbourhood of Barrio del Pilar in Madrid (Fuencarral – El Pardo area). It was the first shopping centre in the capital of Spain, opened in 1983. The building was designed by the Canarian painter, sculptor and architect César Manrique, who managed to integrate the shopping centre in a natural environment, like rest areas with waterfalls or natural light going through skylights in the roof.

 

With an area of 85,000 m2, it offers its more than 25,000 visitors per year, a complete commercial offer and interesting leisure activities. It has fashion stores, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. In addition, it has a wide range of services, such as taxis free call service buggies or wheelchairs for hire. It has two underground floors, where the parking for 3600 vehicles is located, while the other three floors above ground form the commercial area itself.

 

In its car park, a gas detection equipment has been replaced by the DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

SOL RAILWAY TUNNEL (ATOCHA-CHAMARTIN), MADRID

Sol Railway Tunnel (Atocha-Chamartin), Madrid
November 2018. Replacement of the CO and NO2 detection equipment for DURGAS system.

The railway tunnels Atocha – Chamartin, popularly known as “Túneles de la Risa”, connect Atocha-Cercanías and Chamartin stations. These are the main stations of Madrid in terms of number of passengers. This corridor consists in a double tunnel with two lanes each other and a third one for AVE (High Speed Train).

 

Second tunnel is located at the west of the first one and has a stop in “La Puerta del Sol”. It was inaugurated on July 2008. The length is 7.5 km, whereas the total distance of the new infrastructure is 8.254 km. It includes three intermediate stations: Sol, in the city centre of the pulsing and lively Madrid, Alonso Martínez and Nuevos Ministerios. The tunnel was designed following ballastless tracks technology (Protection from vibration and noise). It includes seventeen vertical ventilation airflows, as well as thirteen emergency exits located every 600 m. This infrastructure enjoys of the ASFA 200 system, and ERMTS in level 1 and 2, which has been used for first time in commuting and high density traffic trains. This project will save commuters a vast amount of time, making closer the city centre to the outskirts and Madrid Airport.

 

For the three tunnels toxic gas detection is carried out using DURGAS control panels combined with CO and NO2 EURODETECTORS, all manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

EQUINOCCIO PARK SHOPPING CENTER, ZARATÁN, VALLADOLID

Equinoccio Park Shopping Center, Zaratán, Valladolid
October 2018. Co detection in underground car park.

Equinoccio Park shopping and leisure centre is located in Zaratán, a city in the outskirts of Valladolid, close to the León motorway. It was opened in 2002, it provides to the inhabitants of this city range of shopping and leisure activities for the entire family. Its influence area includes 350,000 people.

 

The figures are impressive, it has more than 100,000 built square metres over the Castilian plateau, and 120 shops distributed in two floors plus a third floor where is the subterranean car park. Moreover, the distribution among commercial and leisure use is 60/40. Equinoccio Park has different restaurants, a dance school, a professional bowling with 20 bowling alleys and a cinema with 18 screens.

 

This familiar use makes necessary to keep the quality of the air in the more than 2,200 park places in the subterranean car park. In order to guarantee it, the former CO detection system was replaced for a new one with better features and longer lifetime: DURPARK CO.

 

SERVICE TUNNELS SEVILLE AIRPORT

Service Tunnels Seville Airport
October 2018. CO, NO2 and explosive gases detection system.

Sevilla airport, also known as Sevilla- San Pablo airport, is 3 km northeast from the city. It is located between the city limits of Sevilla and La Rinconada. It has become an economic driving-force for the development of the city and the region.

 

It has an airstrip, 3,360 m long and 45 m wide, regarding aircraft platform, they are arranged in 31 parking spots distributed over 250,000 m2 of aircraft ramp. The design was based on Seville’s cultural roots, using three traditional components: the mosque, the palace and the orange trees.
In preparation for the Universal Exhibition, the aircraft parking apron was extended and a new terminal was built, as well as a new access road from the National N-IV road and a new control tower to the south of the runway. The budget for the works was Euro 100 Million.
At the end of 2018 an extension of the airport was approved with an investment of 33 million euros. Works includes the terminal extension, not only in the north area but also in the south area, 3 new moving walkway, enlargement of the boarding area and a new luggage reclaim area. With this action, the airport will be able to increase its passenger capacity up to 10 million people annually.

 

This service tunnel is controlled by SIEDEGAS with EURODETECTORES for carbon monoxide and oxygen, and DURTEX HC PRO, both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

PIQUERAS TUNNEL, SORIA AND LA RIOJA, SPAIN

Piqueras Tunnel, Soria and La Rioja, Spain
September 2018. Air quality and control.

The Piqueras tunnel connects the Spanish provinces of Soria and La Rioja, in the town limits of La Póveda, in Soria, and Lumbreras in La Rioja. The tunnel is located between kilometers 261 and 264 of the N-111 road, under what is known as the Puerto de Piqueras. It has a length of 2,444 meters and avoids 12 kilometers of curves on both sides, thus reducing by 15 minutes the trip between Soria and Logroño. The investment carried out in the construction of the tunnel is of more than 75 million euros.

 

To comply with the tunnel security standards approved by the European Union, the following supplementary works and interventions have been carried out in this tunnel:
Construction of an escape gallery parallel to the tunnel that allows emergency vehicles to pass through. In the galleries there will be installations for normal and emergency lighting, service ventilation, closed-circuit TV, access doors to the gallery, monitoring of entry doors and a public address system.
The evacuation chambers are equipped with fire-resistant doors, public address system, SOS post, emergency lighting, closed-circuit TV, gallery pressurization system and monitoring of entry and access doors to the connection gallery.

 

Air control is carried out through the installation of opacimeters and ultrasonic anemometers distributed by Durán Electrónica.

 

COMILOG MINING COMPANY, MOANDA, GABON

Comilog Mining Company, Moanda, Gabon
September 2018. Detection of CO and NO2.

COMILOG belongs to the French mining and metallurgical group ERAMET, with a vision of growth and innovation along with improving performance. It provides for more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.

 

The manganese mining project of Comilog Gabón consists of the development of manganese deposits near Moanda, Gabón, in the Bangombe plateau, with an extension of approximately 42 Km2, and of transportation of the mineral to Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, for delivery to the international market. There are exports of two million tons of manganese a year, making Gabón one of the three largest exporters in the world.

 

Of note are their transportation services, built and operated by the company, such as a 73 km cable car on the M’binda mine, with a transfer station in M’binda to load the minerals from the cable car to railroad cars, a 290 km. long railroad from M’binda to a crossing point in km. 202 of Pointe Noire in the route Chemin de Fer Congo-ocean and the storage and loading installations in the port of Pointe Noire.

 

For the protection of the agglomeration process in this industry, the DURPARK gas detection system for CO and NO2 has been selected, being designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

YUNTERO WINERY, MANZANARES, CIUDAD REAL

Yuntero Winery, Manzanares, Ciudad Real
August 2018. CO2 detection.

With more than 50 years’ history, Bodegas Yuntero is a winery that stands out by the use of the latest technologies to obtain wines of an excellent quality, highly regarded both inside and outside Spain.

 

In 1955 the winery is inaugurated with a capacity of 6,000,000 kgs., and receiving in the year 2009 a level of 41,000,000 kgs of grapes with new unloading areas, scales, presses and separators, and increased number of isothermal tanks, must floats and higher capacity barrels, a new building for white wine production and refrigeration equipment. They started bottling in 1969 and after the enlargement of the bottling line and updating of the equipment they have reached a production of up to 6,000 bottles per hour.

 

It obtained the Manzanares and Mancha Denominations of Origin and the Gold Medal in the Brussels food fair. They have registered the brands Yuntero Pálido Manzanares and Yuntero Tinto Fino, Viña Altair and Viña Tomar, and have produced the first organic wine of Castilla la Mancha with the brand Mundo de Yuntero.

 

To protect this winery the DURGAS system with DIREX infrared technology detectors for carbon dioxide have been selected, all designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

LIBRAMIENTO SUR II DE MORELIA TUNNEL, MICHOACÁN, MÉXICO

Libramiento Sur II de Morelia Tunnel, Michoacán, México
August 2018. CO and NO2 detection, cup and vane anemometers, vane anemometers and opacimeters.

The construction of the Camelinas de Morelia branch continues, following all international security standards. It is executed with a federal investment of 670 million pesos and has created 400 direct and 1,200 indirect jobs.

 

It includes two tunnels and a bridge. Tunnel one is located at the connection with “Circuito Montaña Monarca” avenue and ends at the “Baltazar Echave” avenue. The second tunnel, 700 meters long and located in the Ocolusen area, will have its access point in the Mil Cumbres exit.

 

Although up to the moment only mechanical means had been used for the excavation work, it has been necessary to resort to explosives when the strata made up of high-resistance andesite rock have been reached. This work has all the necessary permits, and there is constant monitoring in the area of influence of the works through the installation of seismographs for the measuring of vibration levels generated in the area, as well as measurements from inclinometers.

 

For the detection of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide gas in the tunnel, DURTOX detectors, manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, have been selected. Air quality control is carried out with anemometers and opacimeters distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.

 

NEW AZSA INDUSTRIAL UNIT, SAN JUAN DE NIEVA, ASTURIAS, SPAIN

New Azsa Industrial Unit, San Juan de Nieva, Asturias
July 2018. Detection of SO2 toxic gas.

This new industrial unit that Asturiana de Zinc is building is located in the port facility along the Southern dock of the San Juan de Nieva harbor in Castrillón, in the region of Asturias. It is destined for the storage of sphalerite and finished product. It is the largest in the port, that is itself becoming consolidated as one of the biggest shipping centers for zinc in the world.

 

The industrial unit is being built perpendicular to the current one, slightly taller and with similar design and identical functionality. It has a capacity of up to 250,000 tons, and 300 meters of length. It will also include conveyor belts to unload the mineral from the ship to the factory without touching the ground and practically without being exposed to the elements. Also, the system is conceived to minimize the dissemination of PM10 particles, the only contaminating agent that according to the regional government exceeded maximum values in the area last year.

 

The investment adds up to 10,500,000 euros and answers both to the needs of the company and to the Air Quality Plan issued by the regional government. The unloading operations of sphalerite in shipments that oscillate between 10,000 and 50,000 tons originating from various parts of the world, and loading of sulfuric acid, are concentrated in two docks of the above mentioned San Juan harbor.

 

For the protection of this new industrial unit the DURGAS system with EURODETECTOR electrochemical detectors for sulfur dioxide has been selected, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

MONREPÓS TUNNELS, HUESCA, SPAIN

Monrepós Tunnels, Huesca, Spain
July 2018. Detection of CO, NO2, linear heat detection and environment and air quality control.

The Monrepós tunnels are a series of road tunnels conceived to allow passing for the Monrepós pre-Pirenaic pass, between the cities of Huesca and Sabiñánigo, and are part of the N-330, A-23 and roads, and to the conversion of the N-330 into the A-23.

 

Monrepós 3 or Arguís tunnel

It is located just before ascending to the town of Arguis, in the middle part of the southern slope of the pass. This one-tube tunnel with dual carriageway has a length of 1,000 meters, being the seventh longest road tunnel in the Aragón region.

It is integrated in the “Congosto de Isuela-Arguis” stretch of the A-23, that is 3.3 Kms. Long. The road up to the Anguis reservoir, the slowest due to the difficulty in its execution, has an investment of 104 million euros, a tunnel and three viaducts.

 

Monrepós 8 or Caldearenas-Lanave tunnel

The stretch between Caldearenas and Lanave has more than four kilometers and an investment of 104 million euros. It has three differentiated parts: an initial stretch with a single carriageway, a second stretch of 1.5 kilometers that duplicates the current road, and another of 3 kilometers that eliminates a series of curves and reduces by several kilometers the length of the pass. This stretch includes a number of viaducts. One of the most spectacular is the one that covers the basin of the Guarga, and that had a cost of 15 million Euros. Also, there are two other viaducts and the Monrepos 8 tunnel, with 395 meters length.

 

Monrepós 7 tunnel (Caldearenas) Alto de Monrepós-Caldearenas

This stretch of 4.1 kilometers is one of the costliest, with 122 million euros in its budget. One of its most significant elements is the Montrepos 7 tunnel, 2.932 meters long.
The evacuation and connection gallery, as well as the technical rooms and all the combined installations and equipment needed, are amongst the latest innovations. This tunnel is at the cutting Edge of those in Europe because it uses the latest in security solutions. It is also one of the largest in the region of Aragón, along with the the Somport and Bielsa-Aragnouet tunnels.

 

For these three tunnels toxic gas detection is carried out using SONDELTOX CO and NO2 detectors manufactured by Durán Electrónica.
Air quality control in Lanave and Alto de Monrepós is carried out using Opacimeters and Anemometers distributed by Durán Electrónica.
Linear heat detection for the Arguis tunnel uses Fibrolaser ® distributed by Durán Electrónica.

 

LA MORALEJA PADDLE TENNIS CLUB, MADRID

La Moraleja Paddle Tennis Club, Madrid
June 2018. Co detection in underground car park.

The La Moraleja paddle tennis club is located in Marquesa Viuda de Aldama walk, Arroyo de la Vega (Alcobendas) on grounds totaling more than 14,000 m2.

 

This superb club, with a calling to be a reference in the world of paddle tennis and the best in the world within its category, includes installations with 23 paddle tennis courts, 12 indoor golf courts, 1 beach tennis court, children’s area, meadow with artificial grass, rankings and tournaments. Also, its Professional Paddle Tennis Center offers intensive courses, school courses and specific training sessions with a personal trainer.

 

There is also an two-level underground car park open 24 hours, with a capacity of more than 700 spaces, as well as an above-ground car park for members.

 

In the underground car park the DURAN 203 system for carbon monoxide detection has been updated with the new DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

RUTA AL MAR, COLOMBIA

Ruta al Mar, Colombia
June 2018. Metereological stations on road.

The Society Concesión Ruta al Mar S.A.S., from Medellín, was founded in 2015 to design, operate, rehabilitate and build the road concession for the 490 km-long Antioquia-Bolivar section in Colombia.

 

The project contemplates a route connecting the industrial Department of Antioquia with the main cities of the Caribe region and Colombian ports, from the shores of the Cauca river up to the Dique waterway (Magdalena river) and goes through the towns in the Sucre and Córdoba Departments.

 

Maintenance services have also been included, so the contract has included an investment of $2.7 billions of pesos. This modern road infrastructure will have important consequences for the advancement of tourism and trade from Antioquia and the interior of the country, allowing the main centers of production and consumption to become connected and liberating roads from the saturation of heavy traffic as well as avoiding crossing mountain ranges.

 

The Antioquia-Bolivar road has been provided with the Compact Meteorological Stations distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.

 

MINE TUNNEL IN LOROÑE, ASTURIAS, SPAIN

Mine Tunnel in Loroñe
May 2018. Environmental control and CO, NO and NO2 toxic gas detection.

The Emilio Mine is one of the main providers of fluorite in Spain. It is located next or the Fitu road, passing the town of Loroñe. This well-known and renowned mine offers transparent fluorite with edges of up to four centimeters, some along with baryte and others with pyrite.

 

The mine remains in activity with the mineral being taken to the concentration plant by truck. The company exploiting it has three fluorite mines in the region of Asturias, and is the largest European producer of fluorine: 150,000 mt. of annual concentrates in acid, metallurgical and cement grade.

 

The detection of toxic gases is carried out with SONDELTOX detectors for CO, NO and NO2 manufactured by Durán Electrónica. For environmental control, anemometers and temperature and humidity sensors distributed by Durán Electrónica have been installed.

 

CAMPO PEQUENO BULLRING, LISBON, PORTUGAL

Campo Pequeno Bullring, Lisbon
May 2018. CO gas detection in car park.

The Campo Pequeno bullring is located in the Avenida de República in the city of Lisbon. It was built in 1892 inspired on the old bullring of Madrid. It has capacity for 9,000 people. With neo-Mudéjar style and using solid red face brick, it underwent a deep renovation at the beginning of the XXI century, substituting the bricks for reinforced concrete.

 

A underground commercial gallery has been included as well as other similar spaces at street level, including an access to the subway. The biggest change has been the installation of a retractable roof that allows its use for various activities throughout the year.

 

To contribute to the renovation of this singular ring, a mix of history and the modern world, in the car park the DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected.

 

CONFERENCE CENTRE AND AUDITORIUM OF NAVARRA, PAMPLONA, SPAIN

Conference Centre and Auditorium of Navarra, Pamplona
April 2018. CO gas detection in car park.

The Conference Centre and Auditorium of Navarra, also known by the name Baluarte, was finished in 2003. It is one of the largest spaces in Spain dedicated to hosting all kinds of cultural and business events. It has a total surface of 63,000 m2 and had a cost of 77 million Euros.

 

Baluarte includes a symphonic hall with a capacity of 1,568 people, another chamber hall for 444 people, as well as exhibition and conference rooms, dressing rooms, restaurant, etc.

 

This great space includes two underground parking levels with a capacity of 900 vehicles. It is open 24 hours a day and has a direct access to Baluarte Square through a stairway or a lift. Access by car is through its neighbouring streets, Yanguas st., Miranda st. and Avenida del Ejército.

 

This car park has recently been updated and its DURAN 203 PLUS system for carbon monoxide detection has been changed for the new DURPARK system, with both systems being designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.

 

ROYAUME HOTEL, ALGIERS, ALGERIA

Royaume Hotel, Algiers
April 2018. Detection of CO gas.

The Royaume business hotel is located in an area near to the Algiers International Airport, known a Oued Smar, and is very well located next to the main communication highway leading to Algiers city center and other important cities in Algeria.

 

This project, with its careful selection of materials, restrained lines and minimalist design, is being completed on a built surface of more than 10,000m2, of which more that 6,000m2 are for uses typical of a hotel: 100 rooms, buffet and gastronomic restaurant, cafeteria, business center and the remaining space for two basements that hold 100 parking spaces, apart from technical and service areas commonly found in a 4 star category hotel.

 

For its car park the DURPARK system for carbon monoxide detection, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected.

 

RAFAEL HOTELES, MADRID

Rafael Hoteles, Madrid
March 2018. Detection of CO in car park.

The hotel chain Rafaelhoteles, with 4 and 5 stars rating, started by opening its first two establishments in 1993. Currently it includes seven hotels that stand out for their quality, functionality and modernity. With a unique style, it is possible to enjoy in them notable collections of contemporary paintings. Their strategic and privileged locations facilitate holding any type of meeting, as well as the calm needed for rest.

 

Rafaelhoteles Ventas is found right in the middle of Alcalá street, near to the Las Ventas bull ring, and includes classic and bull-fighting related décor so characteristic of this traditional neighborhood of Madrid.

 

Rafaelhoteles Madrid Norte is located in Alcobendas, on exit 17 of the A-1 highway, in the Omega Business park and near the luxury residential area of La Moraleja.

 

For the underground car park of these two innovative hotels, the chain has selected the DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electronica.

 

CNIC. SPANISH NATIONAL CENTER FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH, MADRID

CNIC, Madrid
February 2018. Detection of toxic gases O2 and CO2.

The CNIC Foundation has been conceived to develop a relevant, competitive and excellent international research effort in relation to cardiovascular disease. The foundation has a 28,144m2 research center, located in Madrid, with more than 6,000m2 of space for laboratories equipped with leading edge infrastructure and equipment.

 

The laboratories with cleanrooms are especially designed to obtain low levels of contamination. These rooms need to have very strictly controlled environmental parameters: particles in air, temperature, humidity, airflow, indoor air pressure and lighting.

 

For the demanding protection levels of these laboratories, the DURGAS system with STANDGAS PRO LCD TOX detectors for carbon dioxide and oxygen, both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, have been selected.

 

MANZANILLO RAILROAD TUNNEL, COLIMA, MÉXICO

Manzanillo Railroad Tunnel, Colima, México
February 2018. Environmental control and air quality.

The Manzanillo railroad tunnel, in the state of Colima, will communicate the Vaso II railroad viaduct in Cuyutlán lagoon and the port of Manzanillo, benefiting more than 140,000 people.

 

The projects includes an investment of 106 million dollars, with a capacity of 492 meters of tunnels and 8.5 meters height, which will allow using double-stack carriages. It will allow trains to avoid the congested center of the city and will improve railroad and port efficiency by eliminating five railroad crossings.

 

Air quality control is carried out with the installation of opacimeters, vane anemometers, converters and cup and vane anemometers, distributed by Durán Electrónica.

 

SPANISH FILM LIBRARY, MADRID

Spanish Film Library
January 2018. Detection of toxic gases.

Filmoteca Española (Spanish Film Library) is an official institution within the Institute for Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts. Its objective is to preserve the Spanish cinematographic heritage, as well as to promote its circulation and preservation. Its exhibition theater is the Doré cinema, its administrative office is located in the old palace of the Marquis of Perales and the Center for Conservation and Restoration of Film Archives is located at Ciudad de la Imagen.

 

Due to old films using a storage medium composed of highly flammable and dangerous nitrate, and with the objective of improving the conservation and protection of the films, the Filmoteca has studied various similar European institutions and carried out a significant investment towards the construction of bunkers at Ciudad de la Imagen, within the city limits of Pozuelo de Alarcon, near the Prado del Rey installations of Radiotelevisión Española, the Spanish public radio and TV corporation. 

 

The depot for flammable films, with a capacity for 20,000 cans, is now located two meters underground where the cans will be stored at a more uniform temperature.  

 

To protect the valuable materials in this new high security storage area detectors for the gases emitted by nitrocellulose when it begins to decompose, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, have been installed.

 

BREWERY IN SAGAMU, NIGERIA

Brewery in Sagamu
January 2018. Detection of NH3 and CO2 toxic gases in a brewery.

The international brewer AB InBev is spending overall $250 million to build a new brewery in Nigeria. The infrastructure will be located in Sagamu, Ogun State, in the South Western region. It will start operations throughout 2018 and will be the largest brewery of the group in Africa, excluding its facilities in South Africa.
 
AB InBev plans to merge its subsidiaries International Breweries, Pabod Breweries and Intafact Breweries, into a single entity named International Breweries Plc which will be listed as such on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The enlarged entity will be one of the biggest beverage manufacturing and distribution companies in Nigeria, based on installed production capacity.
 
In Nigeria, AB InBev’s portfolio regroups the following brands: Hero, Trophy, Eagle, Grand Malt and Castle Lager.
 
The installations of the new brewery in Sagamu will be protected by the DURGAS gas detection control panel and DURTOX and DIREX gas detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

ALCALÁ MAGNA SHOPPING MALL, ALCALÁ DE HENARES, SPAIN

Alcalá Magna Shopping Mall
December 2017. Detection of CO in shopping mall.

The Alcalá Magna shopping mall was inaugurated in 2007. With close to 100 establishments for fashion, food, leisure and entertainment it is without a doubt a reference point in Alcalá de Henares. It has a commercial surface of 34,000m2 and 1,500 free parking spaces. It is located 15 minutes away from the old quarter of Alcalá de Henares and is accessible by car through both the A2 and R2 roads.
 
The complex has been designed by the international studio Chapman Taylor, leader in the design of shopping malls. It stands out because of its avant-garde lines, open spaces, prismatic volumes and triangulated glass that resembles a diamond.
 
Recently the DURAN 203 PLUS system for carbon monoxide detection installed in the car park has been replaced by the new DURPARK system, both of them designed and manufactured by Duran Electrónica.
 

LINEA AMARILLA TUNNELS, LIMA, PERU

Linea Amarilla Tunnels
December 2017. Detection of toxic gases, cup and vane anemometers, vane anemometers and opacimeters.

The Línea Amarilla Project gives its name to the new connection route between the limit of the city of Callao and East lima, in parallel with Panamericana Norte and Via del Evitamiento. It is composed of 10 viaducts and 9 kilometers of new roads.
 
One of the most remarkable parts of this project is the underground construction of two-way tunnels with a length of two kilometers. Both cross under the Rimac river in the area of the historical center of Lima, a capital considered as artistic heritage of Perú. Apart from the four lanes, it includes auxiliary roads, video surveillance, fire alarm systems, lighting, fans, emergency exits and anti-seismic design in case of natural disasters.
 
For the detection of carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in the tunnels, SONDELTOX detectors manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRONICA have been selected. Air quality control is carried out with anemometers and opacimeters distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

IZNÁJAR RESERVOIR, CÓRDOBA

Iznájar Reservoir, Córdoba
November 2017. Detection of SO2 toxic gases.

The construction work for the Iznájar dam, located over the Iznájar reservoir, on the course of the Genil river (Córdoba), was finished in 1969.
 
It was built to attain various objectives: defense against rises of the Genil, ensuring water supply to population centers with an estimated total of 200,000 inhabitants as well as irrigation of 80,000 Has, providing electricity, the promotion of fishing and water sports, and fire fighting.
 
It has a height over the river bed of 101m, a crest length if 406,89m and a reservoir volume of 1,396,400 m3. Its crest elevation is 426m; the riverbed elevation is 325m and the foundation elevation is 304,40m above sea level.
 
For the detection of sulfur dioxide the DURGAS MINI control panels and EURODETECTOR detectors, manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, have been selected.
 

BARRIO INDEPENDENCIA SHOPPING MALL, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE

Barrio Independencia Shopping Mall, Santiago de Chile
November 2017. CO gas detection in shopping mall.

Located in the heart of the Independencia neighbourhood, in its main avenue and covering an area of more than 3 hectares, the Barrio Independencia Mall is being built, with a construction project of more than 220,000 m2 in total.
 
Santiago is, as the capital of Chile, the main urban center of the country. It is positioned as the leading city in quality of life and the second most competitive and safest city in Latin America.
 
The frontal façade of the old Ebner brewery will be integrated into the shopping mall, underlining its status as a national monument.
 
The DURPARK system for the detection of CO and NO2, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected to protect this emblematic installation.
 

SALESAS PUBLIC CAR PARK, OVIEDO, SPAIN

Salesas Public Car Park, Oviedo, Spain
October 2017. CO gas detection in car park.

Since its opening in 1982 the Salesas car park has become one of the main public car parks in central Oviedo, with easy and fast access for both vehicles and pedestrians.
 
With a movement of more than 2,500 vehicles daily and distributed in four levels, the car park includes 1,570 spacious spaces, including those for the disabled, 2 elevators and 24-hour customer service, as well as a hi-tech video surveillance system, license plate recognition system and video cameras in each entrance.
 
This public car park also includes rental space for storage, an up-to-date car repair and maintenance center and concession space for the exhibition and sale of imported and high end cars.
 
To stay at the forefront of technology it has recently replaced its DURAN 203 PLUS carbon monoxide detection system with the new DURPARK system, both designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.
 

ESPACIO TORRELODONES SHOPPING MALL, MADRID

Espacio Torrelodones Shopping Mall
September 2017. CO gas detection in car park.

The Espacio Torrelodones shopping mall is located in the Northwest area of Madrid, some 30 Kms. away from the capital.
Its offer integrates fashion, food, accessories, restaurants and delicatessen, having become in the last few years the shopping mall of reference for this part of Madrid.
 
It includes a surface of more than 32,000 square meters, in which there are 90 establishments and one large hypermarket, as well as a free underground car park with 1,500 parking spaces.
 
This mall, inaugurated in 2009, has recently replaced its DURAN 203 carbon monoxide detection system for the new DURPARK system, both manufactured and designed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

BOGOTÁ-VILLAVICENCIO ROUTE TUNNELS, COLOMBIA

Bogotá-Villavicencio Route Tunnels
August 2017. Detection of toxic gases, bidirectional ultrasonic anemometers and opacimeters.

The Bogotá-Villavicencio route, with dual carriageway, is 28,9 Kms. in length. This beneficial infrastructure includes ten bridges and four tunnels. One of them, located between Guayabetal and Puente Quetame, is the fourth longest in Latin America with a length of 4,4 Kms. The tunnel is built to the highest quality standards and technology, with, for example, an Automatic Incident Detection system and an underground evacuation gallery.
 
For the gas carbon monoxide gas detection systems of these tunnels, SONDELTOX detectors have been selected, manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA. Air quality control is carried out with anemometers and opacimeters distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

BEATRIZ BUILDING, MADRID

Beatriz Building, Madrid
August 2017. Detection of CO and NO2 toxic gases.

This emblematic and luxurious building in Madrid was built in 1976 as the head office of the bank Banco Popular Español. It is located in the middle of the Salamanca district, on the intersection of Velazquez and Ortega y Gasset streets.
The project includes 7 floors, a lower floor, five basements, attic and penthouse. It was built with high-quality prefabricated concrete and follows a sober but quality architecture.
 
The available surface in the basements for garage and parking use is of approximately 7,740 m2 for some 387 vehicles.
 
To protect the car park the DURGAS system for the detection of toxic gases and CO and NO2 EURODETECTORS have been installed, all designed and manufactured by Duran Electrónica.
 

ANANDAMAYA RESIDENCES, JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Anandamaya Residences, Jakarta, Indonesia
July 2017. Detection of CO toxic gas.

A very luxurious building for residential use located in the privileged district of Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, the main business area in Jakarta.
 
Anandamaya Residences rises up to 200m height and includes superior quality and finishes. Located in a 14,000m2 terrain, a few minutes away from the main attractions and leisure areas of the city, it includes 509 high-end apartments and installations such as gyms, athletics track, private swimming pools inside the apartments, theatres, etc.
 
The DURTOX CO detector, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been selected to protect this luxurious residential complex.
 

NEW VERSION STANDGAS PRO LCD RS485

New version Standgas Pro LCD RS485
July 2017.

DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA has launched a new version of the STANDGAS PRO LCD standalone detector with RS485 communication, addressable and compatible with DURGAS control panels (starting with those with the v04 software version included).
 
As with the other versions, it is available for explosive gases (including acetylene) and the following toxic gases: CO, NO2, NH3, H2S, Cl2, SO2, CO2 and O2. 
Allows programming of prealarm level, alarm level, initial status of relay output, manual or automatic rearming, rearm time delay, activation or not of internal acoustics and the possibility of inhibiting the sensor to prevent inappropriate actions in case of breakdown. 
Also offers all the special functions belonging to the toxic gases version. 
Provided with a backlit 16 X 2 line display and three keys. 
Calibrated at factory using pattern gas. There is no need to recalibrate during initial startup.
 
The new standalone RS485 version is especially indicated for use in laboratories or compartmentalized areas which apart from local operation need to be controlled and carry out maneuvers, and report remotely on their status. 
Up to 8 units can be connected per module line, maintaining their compatibility with all other gases.
 

SUNAT LABORATORY – CALLAO, LIMA, PERU

Sunat Laboratory, Callao, Lima
June 2017. Detection of toxic and explosive gases and linear heat detection.

The National Customs and Tax Authority of Peru, known as SUNAT, is a technical body assigned to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, that has absorbed and taken over the functions of the National Customs and Tax Authority. Its legal address and headquarters are in the city of Lima, but it can establish offices anywhere within the national territory.
 
In Callao it includes a project for its central laboratory for tests and analysis for product certification, which has an area of 3,055m2.
 
El Callao is a port city on the shores of the Pacific ocean, located central-western Peru and 15 kms. Away from the historic district of Lima. Since colonial times it has been the largest and most important maritime port of Peru and one of the most important ones in America. It has a population of more than 800,000 inhabitants.
 
For the protection of these installations, the DURGAS system has been selected with detectors for carbon monoxide, oxygen and acetylene, all designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica. Linear heat detection cable distributed by Durán Electrónica has also been installed.
 

WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM, MADRID, SPAIN

Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
June 2017. Detection of carbon monoxide CO.

The completion of the remodeling of the old stadium of La Peineta, to become the new “Wanda Metropolitano” stadium of Atlético de Madrid team, is expected for summer 2017. It is a multi-use stadium in the district of San Blas-Canillejas, one of the most important areas of expansion to the northeast of Madrid.
 
It includes shopping and restaurant venues, improves access and evacuation ways, visibility and comfort. Provided with the best technologies: 3 giant screens, PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) panels and a 360 ribbon board unique in Spanish football stadiums.
 
It has an 88,000m2 facility and an approximate capacity of 68,000 spectators.
 
It offers greater parking space with 3,000 outdoor parking spaces and 1,000 inside the building itself for greater comfort.
 
The DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by Duran Electronica, has been selected for carbon monoxide detection in this emblematic installation.
 

SUBWAY TUNNEL IN MASHHAD, IRAN

Subway tunnel in Mashhad, Iran
May 2017. Vane anemometers.

Masshad is the second largest city in the country. It is located very near to the border with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
 
The Mashhad city railway, or Metro, is the second fast transit system in Iran. Construction of Line 1 started in 1999. Line 2 has just started in 2017, implementing new control technologies that include 13 redundant remote communication stations, environmental stations and computer systems for the control center. It runs from North to South and is 14,5 kilometers long, with 13 stations.
 
In the new Line 2 of the Metro vane anemometers distributed by Durán Electrónica have been installed.
 

ALCAMPO HYPERMARKET, MORATALAZ, SPAIN

Alcampo Hypermarket, Moratalaz
May 2017. Detection of CO in car park.

Alcampo is the subsidiary in Spain for Auchan and Simply Market group, among others. This distribution chain began its activity in Spain in 1981 with the opening of a hypermarket in Zaragoza. It currently includes 55 hypermarkets and 33 gas stations.
 
In 1996 it acquired all hypermarkets of the brand Jumbo in Spain and Portugal. The hypermarket is located in the neighborhood of Moratalaz, located in the southeast of Madrid with a population of 95,036.
 
It includes a spacious and well-illuminated free car park. Height restriction of 1.95m, handicapped spaces and a car wash.
 
Recently its DURAN 203 system for carbon monoxide detection has been replaced with the new DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.
 

SULPHUR WAREHOUSE, AQABA, JORDAN

Sulphur warehouse, Aqaba
April 2017. Detection of SO2 and H2S toxic gases.

This is a Sulphur warehouse that is part of the rehabilitation and expansion of the industrial terminal of the port of Áqaba. The scope of this improvement work also includes shiploaders, new buildings, roads, interconnection pipes, and the modernization of the complete conveyor belt system, for a total budget of 130 million Euros. The time scale for this project is of 22 months.
 
Áqaba is located in Jordan, and the entrance to the Red Sea, between Jordan and Israel. It is the only port in Jordan.
 
The Sulphur warehouse has been equipped with the SIEDEGAS toxic gas detection system and with DURTOX SO2 and H2S detectors, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, as well as with Linear Heat Detection cable, distributed by Durán Electrónica.
 

PARQUESUR SHOPPING CENTER, LEGANES, SPAIN

Parquesur Shopping Center
March 2017. Detection of CO gases in shopping center.

Parquesur is a shopping and leisure center located in Leganés, about 9 kilometers from Madrid, that features excellent access to the main urban ring road highways: M-30, M-40 and M-45, as well as very good connection by public transport, subway, bus and commuter trains.
 
It was opened in 1989, being one of the first great shopping centers in Spain. In 2003 a new expansion project of 43.692m2 added to the existing 107.494m2 was announced. The expansion of Parquesur in 2005 transformed the center into the most complete leisure and shopping complex of the Region of Madrid with more than 200 fashion, eating and leisure (12 movie screens, bowling alley, gyms) venues and a 4-star hotel.
 
Parquesur includes 5,800 free parking spaces, of which 1,500 are located in the underground car park. It offers spaces for electric cars and Teslas. There also also bigger spaces for family vehicles and for motorcycles.
 
Recently the carbon monoxide detection system has been updated with the new DURGAS system and DURPARK CO RS485 detectors, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

SPLAU DE CORNELLÁ SHOPPING CENTER, LLOBREGAT, SPAIN

Splau de Cornellá Shopping Center
March 2017. Detection of CO gas in shopping center.

The Splau Shopping Center was opened in 2010 in one of the best communicated areas of Catalonia, the Baix Llobregat. Its innovative design with two open air circular floors includes 18 Full HD movie screens, restaurants and a supermarket, covering an area of 54,500 m2.
 
With an upgrade in 2012 panoramic elevators and a new escalator were installed, as well as an electronic guiding system in the underground car park, with 2,800 spaces. Other aspects of the project were the widening and remodeling of the car park access points and the numbering of its spaces.
 
Recently the carbon monoxide detection system has been updated with the new DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

INDUSTRIAL QUÍMICA DEL NALÓN, SAMA DE LANGREO, SPAIN

Industrial Química del Nalón
February 2017. Detection of toxic and explosive gases in chemical industry.

Industrial Química del Nalón, S.A. is a private industry , with fiscal address in Oviedo (Region of Asturias, Spain) whose activity is centered in the carbochemical and coke sectors. It uses proprietary technology since its founding in 1943, increasing its presence, both in the national and international markets, to the point of occupying a leading position and becoming one of the most important producers of smelting coke in Southern Europe. It is also present through its subsidiaries and associates in the in the sector of power generation and in the logistical sector.
 
In this last center, Industrial Química del Nalón has installed the DURTOX-X CO system for toxic gas detection and the DURTEX-X HC PRO for explosive gas detection, both designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

ESPAI GIRONES SHOPPING CENTER, GERONA, SPAIN

Espai Girones Shopping Center
February 2017. CO detection in shopping center.

Espai Girones shopping center is located in an urban expansion are in the municipality of Salt, next to the city of Gerona and facing the AP-7 highway that connects Barcelona to France. Its excellent location allows it to generate an area of direct influence of more than 400,000 inhabitants and a number of visits of 8.5 million per year.
 
It includes 46,000 square meters of Gross leasable area (GLA), distributed in two levels where the leading sales operators are represented. The Espai Girones shopping center includes 2,500 free parking spaces.
 
Recently the carbon monoxide detection system in the car park has been substituted for the new DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

HILTON TABA RESORT & NELSON VILLAGE, SINAI, EGYPT

Hilton Taba Resort
January 2017. Detection of explosive gases in luxury hotel.

With views of both the Sinai Mountains as well as the Red Sea, this luxury resort is located 6 km away from Dolphin Reef and 7 km from Pharaoh’s Island. This luxurious complex offers seven restaurants and bars, one casino and a private beach, along with outdoor swimming pools and a diving center.
 
The Sinai peninsula, triangular in shape, belongs to Egypt and borders to the South with the Gulf of Aqaba. It has become a tourist destination due to its natural settings and biblical history.
 
The kitchens located in this complex are protected by the DURGAS gas detection system and by STANDGAS PRO LCD Exp standalone detectors, both designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

ESCENICA ALTERNA TUNNEL, ACAPULCO, MEXICO

Escenica Alterna Tunnel
January 2017. Gas and fire detection, and air quality control in road tunnel.

The Escénica Alterna tunnel, whose construction started in June 2013, is 3,155 lineal meters long in Acapulco and is the longest tunnel in Mexico, a macro tunnel that will bring together the Diamante and Dorada areas of Acapulco.
 
This complete project is composed of the tunnel and of a 4 Km. long elevated viaduct that will connect it in the Northern section with the Metlapil highway.
 
For the gas and fire detection systems in this state-of-the-art tunnel, products manufactured or distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA have been chosen. Air quality control is carried out with anemometers, opacimeters and luminance meters distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

INTERLOMAS TUNNELS, MEXICO

Interlomas Tunnels
December 2016. Gas detection and air quality control in road tunnel.

These tunnels are part of the first stage of the project for a connection viaduct between Interlomas and the new Naucalpan-Toluca highway. The construction of the viaduct is composed of three stages. The first is the construction of two twin tunnels, one 575 meters long and the other 124, both including two sections of 2 lanes in each direction and a minimum gauge of 5,5 meters.
 
This project intends to connect three points to facilitate vehicular traffic in the area in both directions as an alternative to Mexico City and Interlomas, from Palma Criolla and Palma de Dátil avenues up to the Chamapa-La Venta highway and the new Naucalpan-Toluca highway.
 
For the gas detection systems in this tunnel, the DURTOX gas detection system, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been chosen. Air quality control is carried out with opacimeters and anemometers distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

LA ALDEA TUNNEL, GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN

La Aldea Tunnel
December 2016. Gas and fire detection, and air quality control in road tunnel.

The La Aldea tunnel is a 3,145-meter long tunnel that will be the longest in the Canary Islands and will be among the 20 longest in Spain. The tunnel has two tubes, each one of them with an 11-meter platform including two lanes, two shoulders and two sidewalks.
 
The tunnel was built using drilling and blasting through complete section, with a sealing coat of sprayed concrete and supported with sprayed concrete reinforced with steel fiber. Another cladding coat made of sprayed concrete with polypropylene fiber is included for fire protection.
 
For the gas and fire detection systems in this state-of-the-art tunnel, products manufactured or distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA have been chosen. Air quality control is carried out with anemometers, opacimeters and luminance meters distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

GRAN HOTEL MIRAMAR 5*GL, MALAGA, SPAIN

Gran Hotel Miramar
November 2016. CO detection in luxury hotel.

This emblematic building, designed by the architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan, opened its doors in 1926 with the name Hotel Príncipe de Asturias and now, after a long journey, is recovering its use as a hotel after having been, between 1987 and 2007, the main headquarters of the Provincial Court for Malaga.
 
The hotel, rated at 5 stars Grand Luxury, has a total surface of 12,800 square meters. Located in the area known as La Caleta, the hotel includes a total of 200 rooms, comprising 171 guest bedrooms and 29 suites with spectacular views of the sea.
 
DURGAS, the new system for detection of CO and NO2, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been selected to update the CO detection installation of this restored hotel.
 

PLAZA DE LA ESTACIÓN SHOPPING MALL, MADRID, SPAIN

La Vega Shopping Mall
November 2016. CO detection in shopping mall.

A few meters away from subway and train stations, and next to Fuenlabrada City Hall, one can find one of the most important shopping malls of Southern Madrid region. The Plaza de la Estación shopping mall is, thanks to its wide range of stores, a reference for leisure and shopping.
 
The shopping mall has a built surface of 42,000m2, with a buildable surface of 35,000m2 that includes more than 70 establishments. It also includes a free parking area with a total surface of 60,000m2, which amounts to a total of 1,600 parking spaces.
 
DURGAS, the new CO and NO2 detection system designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been selected to update the CO detection Installation in this important shopping center.
 

LA VEGA SHOPPING MALL, ALCOBENDAS, SPAIN

La Vega Shopping Mall
October 2016. CO detection in shopping mall.

The La Vega shopping mall is, since its opening in 1996, one of the commercial centers of reference in the northern area of Madrid, serving mostly residents of the towns of La Moraleja and Alcobendas.
 
Located in Arroyo de la Vega, the shopping mall is composed of 3 floors, two for shops and one terrace, with a Gross Leasable Area of 30,000m2 occupied by about 70 establishments. It also includes an outdoor and underground parking area with a total of 2,057 parking spaces. The shopping mall is owned by the international investment group Värde Partners.
 
DURPARK, the new CO and NO2 detection system designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been selected to update the CO detection installation in this shopping complex.
 

RAJICEVA SHOPPING CENTER, BELGRADE, SERBIA

Rajiceva Shopping Center
September 2016. CO detection in shopping center.

Located in the main pedestrian area of Belgrade, Knez Mihajlova Street, and next to the city’s most prominent tourist location, the Kalemengdan Park, Rajiceva Shopping Center will offer a unique shopping and leisure synergy not yet encountered in the city downtown area.
 
The shopping center is structured in a way that contributed to the diversification of the commercial offering available in the pedestrian area. With 15,300 square meters of gross leasable area, the shopping center will include three underground levels with around 500 parking spaces and six floors of leasable space with up to 80 projects.
 
DURPARK, the new system for detection of CO and NO2 designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been chosen for the CO detection installation in this emblematic building.
 

NEKICESA PACKAGING, S.L., MADRID, SPAIN

Nekicesa Packaging
September 2016. Detection of toxic and explosive gases in Factory.

Nekicesa is the Spanish market leader in the packaging industry specialized in the pharmaceutical sector. It produces and distributes cardboard packaging, labels and leaflets for the pharmaceutical industry and also for the cosmetics and packaged food sectors. The company is a build up stemming from the merger of Nekar and Icesa and it owns 2 separate production facilities in Madrid.
 
For protection of its storage of chemical products, Nekicesa has chosen the DURGAS system with DURTOX-X toxic gas detectors and DURTEX-X HC PRO explosive gas detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

CENTRAL MARKET, TARRAGONA

Central Market Tarragona
August 2016. CO detection in shopping area.

The Central Market was built at the beginning of the XX century with the objective of substituting open air markets for covered spaces that brought more comfort to users and better sanitary conditions. In September 1911 the City Council approved its construction and the municipal architect Josep M. Pujol I de Barberá was put in charge of its design. On 19th of December 1915 the modernist building was inaugurated.
 
In 2011 work started on its refurbishment. The new Central Market will have a supermarket in the lower floor, a logistical floor so that suppliers have an adequate space for loading and unloading, and two floors with carparks will be added to the existing ones.
 
The DURPARK system for CO and NO2 detection, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been chosen to renovate the CO detection installation in this emblematic building.
 

RIBERA DEL XUQUER SHOPPING MALL. CARCAIXENT, VALENCIA, SPAIN

Ribera del Xuquer Shopping Mall
July 2016. CO detection in shopping mall car park.

In September 2005 the Ribera del Xúquer shopping mall was inaugurated, with a total built surface of 81.000 m2 distributed in three floors. The basement floor includes capacity for 1,500 covered parking spaces. The lower floor includes 7,000m2 for an Eroski supermarket and 13,500m2 available for shops, with a large hall covered by glass cupola that supplies the mall with natural light. And lastly the upper floor, which occupies a total surface of 7,500 m2 for restaurants and a wide external balcony.
 
In 2015 the shopping mall was acquired by the real estate investing company CBRE Global Investors, which owns 132 shopping centers in 15 countries, with more than 6,800 tenants.
 
DURPARK, the new CO and NO2 gas detection system designed and manufactures by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been selected to update the CO detection installation in this emblematic building.
 

ILLA CARLEMANY SHOPPING MALL, ANDORRA

Illa Carlemany Shopping Mall
July 2016. CO and NO2 detection in shopping mall car park.

The Illa Carlemany shopping mall is a distinctive building, designed by architect Pere Aixás. It is a unique space located right in the center of the town of Escaldes-Engordany. The shopping mall offers 57 establishments with a wide offer of shops specializing in brand and high-quality products, one supermarket, nine restaurants, one play space for children, five movie theaters and a gym.
 
With 50,000m2 of built space, Illa Carlemany is composed of 4 levels, open towards the inside of a central patio, and it stands out externally by the green colour of the copper sheets that cover its facade.
 
The 600 parking spaces included in this shopping mall are protected by the new DURGAS CO and NO2 detection system, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

BELABIETA AND SAN LORENZO TUNNELS, GUIPÚZCOA, SPAIN

Belabieta and San Lorenzo Tunnels
July 2016. Gas detection and air control in road tunnels.

Work has started on the renovation of ventilation and improvement of energy efficiency in the tunnels of Belabieta and San Lorenzo in Guipúzcoa, due to the current fans installed not being able to work in bi-directional mode and their vibrations while working reaching levels above those allowed by regulations.
 
It is also planned to install new ventilation control elements (ultrasonic anemometers, NO2 detectors and opacimeters) and other various updates of the electrical system.
 
These two tunnels are part of the section of the A-15 motorway running through Guipúzcoa (in which Oindolar and Gorosmendi tunnels are also included). All of them with two tubes, double lanes and unidirectional traffic. Belabieta and San Lorenzo are the longest, with a length of more than 2.5 Km between both.
 
Apart from the fans, the new elements being installed are anemometers and opacimeters distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA, and NO detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 

FAURECIA, VALLADOLID, SPAIN

Faurecia
June 2016. Detection of O2 and NO2 at automotive components factory.

Faurecia is the sixth manufacturer worldwide for vehicle components. Currently one out of every four cars in the world includes Faurecia equipment. The company designs and manufactures seats, exhaust systems, interior systems and decorative aspects in wood and aluminium.
 
With its head offices in France, Faurecia is present in 34 countries throughout the world with a network of 300 production and R&D centers. Clients include brands such as Volkswagen Group, Peugeot, Citroën, BMW and Toyota among others, and they employ 5,500 engineers and technicians.
 
The Faurecia manufacturing plant in Valladolid, Spain, relies in the DURGAS system, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, to protect its workers at the production line.
 

CUBIC CENTER, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Cubic Center
June 2016. CO detection in underground car park.

The Cubic Center is a striking new office building in the flourishing district of Pipera, in North Bucharest. The landmark building provides 27,000 m2 of contemporary office space within a state-of-the-art environment.
 
It is located in the rapidly developing commercial area of Pipera, which has received the largest private and public investment volumes in Bucharest over the past years. Neighbouring Barbu Vacarescu Street provides rapid access to Bucharest city center and to Brasov in the North of the country, making Pipera a perfect location for major international brands. It is in close proximity to the Baneasa and Henri Coanda international airports, linking Bucharest to all the major cities in Europe.
 
The underground car park of this modern building is protected by the SIEDEPAR CO and NO2 detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA .
 

C.C. PLAZA NORTE 2. SAN SEBASTIAN DE LOS REYES, MADRID, SPAIN

Plaza Norte 2
June 2016. CO detection in shopping mall.

The Plaza Norte 2 shopping mall stands out for its detailed and exclusive decoration, composed of lamps in XVII century Venetian style, marble and columns with lapis lazuli, malachite and onyx. These features, along with its impressive 35-meter high cupola located in its central square, make this a unique commercial and entertainment center.
 
This spectacular shopping mall includes the widest range of national and international fashion in its more than 200 shops. It also boasts 25 restaurants, 14 movie theatres and 6,800 parking spots.
 
DURPARK, the new CO and NO2 detection system designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected to update the CO detection installation of this emblematic installation.
 

FOLLO LINE PROJECT, OSLO, NORWAY

Follo Line Project
May 2016. Gas detection and air control in rail tunnel.

This project is currently the largest transport project in Norway and includes the longest rail tunnel in the country. Together with the existing Østfold line, it will result in four lines in the capital, Oslo, that will mean more and faster trains than currently.
 
The project will result in the construction of around 64 km of new railway tracks, including 22km of double track line from Oslo to the public transport center of Ski. It will also comprise extensive works at Oslo Central Station and the construction of a new station at Ski.
 
The rail tunnel in this project will be the first long railway tunnel in Norway with separate twin tunnels and will be 20 Km long; Norway’s longest railway tunnel to date and the longest in the Nordic countries. It will be protected by DIREX and DURTOX toxic gas detectors, manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, and by anemometers and temperature & humidity sensors distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

BANK OF SPAIN HEADQUARTERS, MADRID, SPAIN

Bank of Spain Headquarters
May 2016. CO and NO2 detection in underground car park.

After having been located in various sites in Madrid throughout the XIX century, the current Bank of Spain building was built with the aim of giving the National Bank a fixed headquarters more in accordance with the importance of its role, such as issuing coins and bank notes for all Spanish territory. The current building is located in Cibeles square, where Alcalá street and the Paseo del Prado come together, and it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XII in 1891. After several extensions the current building has a total built surface of 4,736 square meters, which include a lower floor, three floors above ground level and four basements.
 
The Bank of Spain headquarters has renovated the gas detection systems for its underground car park. DURGAS, the new CO and NO2 detection system designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected to update the gas detection system in this landmark building and NO2 detection has been included to improve control of its ventilation.
 

PARQUES DEL RIO MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA

Parques del Rio
May 2016. Gas detection and air control in tunnel.

Parques del río Medellin is an integral project of urban transformation that will bring together the city of Medellín through both margins of its river. This project contemplates in its design the improvement of infrastructures, landscaping and vegetation, with the purpose of creating a metropolitan mobility corridor and an important place of encounter for the city’s citizens.
 
The first stage of Parques del Río Medellín, Western side, is designed to include 185 km of roads at street level, 82 km of covered roads, 32 km of bicycle routes and the planting of a hundred thousand trees.
 
The covered tunnels that are part of this important project will be protected by CO detectors, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, and by opacimeters, anemometers and luminance meters distributed by Durán Electrónica.
 

PAJARES HIGH SPEED RAIL TUNNELS, ASTURIAS, SPAIN

Pajares High Speed Rail Tunnels
April 2016. Weather stations in rail tunnel.

The Pajares tunnels are part of the Pajares turnoff, a high speed (AVE) rail line stretch that connects part of North-Western Spain to the Central Plateau. The tunnels are the fifth longest in Europe (after the Guadarrama tunnels) and seventh in the world. These great tunnels will allow travelling from Madrid to Oviedo in 3 hours using high speed trains.
 
For their construction, five tunneling machines have been needed and up to 4,000 persons were working at the site at one time. The preservation of environmental features as a main objective has been taken into account both during construction planning and development.
 
The tunnels are equipped with weather stations distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 

CIUDAD DE LA ENERGIA FOUNDATION (CIUDEN), PONFERRADA, SPAIN

Ciudad de la Energia
April 2016. O2 and CO2 detection in laboratories.

This foundation was created in 2006. It is an organization funded by the Government of Spain to develop R&D projects relevant to energy and the environment, so as to contribute to the economic development of the region of El Bierzo (province of León).
 
The foundation centers its activities in the development of projects related to technologies to capture, transport and geologically store CO2. These technologies are a powerful instrument to fight against climate change, as they help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants using fossil fuels and from heavy industry.
 
To control oxygen and CO2 emissions in its laboratories the DURGAS system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been chosen.
 

NANTA, DOS HERMANAS, SPAIN

Nanta
April 2016. Detection of explosive gases.

Founded in 1968, NANTA is part of the NUTRECO group, a global company the holds leadership positions at a global level in animal nutrition and is the largest producer of feed for aquaculture.
 
From its beginnings both the technology employed and its R&D and quality programs have led to true innovation in the compound feed industry in Spain.
 
Nowadays NANTA is the leading company in the Iberian Peninsula in animal nutrition, both due to its production capability as well as its product quality.
 
To detect explosive gases in its Factory in Dos Hermanas, Seville, the company relies on the DURGAS system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.
 

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT MEDICAL CENTER, BEIRUT, LEBANON

American University of Beirut Medical Center
March 2016. CO detection in underground car park.

Since 1902, The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) has been providing the highest standards of medical care to patients across Lebanon. What started as a hospital providing 200 beds is now a medical center with a capacity of 350 beds and treating more than 360.000 patients per year.
 
The center is currently undergoing an expansion process to reach a 600 bed capacity. The expansion project is focused on two main priorities: increasing capacity and creating new specialties, and the recruitment of top-caliber, highly specialized faculty.
 
Within this expansion project five underground car parks are included, which are protected by the DURGAS gas detection system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica.
 

NEW DURAN ELECTRONICA WEBSITE

New Duran Electronica Website
March 2016.

DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA has launched its new website, completely updating all its contents.
 
The website, in Spanish and English, is fast, innovative, practical and very complete, as it shows the full product catalogue including both those manufactured (DETECTION OF TOXIC AND EXPLOSIVE GASES) and those distributed to complement our offer (FIRE DETECTION and ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL and TUNNELS).
 
Its design adapts itself to the device being used to view the website (RWD), which allows it to modify its appearance depending on whether we are working on a PC, tablet or smartphone.
Compared to the previous website, tools have been included to make it easier to find the most suitable product for gas detection, such as a product filter and an application table.
 
It also includes a complete listing of references that can be downloaded, as well as a news section regarding installations that have been protected with DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA equipment.
 
Also included are Notices that are sent to clients, such as those regarding the launch or discontinuation of products.
 

III MILENIO BUILDING, MERIDA, SPAIN

III Milenio Building
February 2016. CO detection in office building.

This project of national interest was born in 2002 with two objectives: regroup services and recover one of the most devalued areas in the capital of Extremadura, the La Paz neighborhood. The plan was to develop urbanistically a marginal area and provide it with public services, residential areas and parks.
 
The most important intervention is the construction of a large building that hosts six regional government departments (Culture, Development, Rural development, Social affairs, Health and consumer protection and Education) over a built surface of 62,975 square meters, of which half, around 38,000 square meters, are prepared for office space. Also, for parking there are 10,100 square meters available divided into two floors, with a capacity of 666 vehicles.
 
The new DURPARK system for CO and NO2 detection, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected to update the CO detection installation in this important building.
 

13 TUNNELS IN MADRID, SPAIN

tunnelsinmadrid-opt
January 2016. Gas detection and wind control in tunnels.

At the beginning of this year work has started on the renovation of various tunnels in Madrid. For the CO and NO2 detection the new DURGAS system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been selected.
 
Propeller, ultrasonic and cup and vane anemometers, distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA, have also been installed.
The thirteen renovated tunnels are:
 
ATOCHA-PZA. MAYOR TUNNEL
AVDA. DEL PLANETARIO TUNNEL
ALBERTO AGUILERA TUNNEL
ALFONSO XIII-CORAZON DE MARIA TUNNEL
PRINCESA-STA. CRUZ DE MARCENADO TUNNEL
CASTELLANA (CASTILLA SQ.) TUNNEL
ALBERTO ALCOCER ( REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA SQ.) TUNNEL
FCO. SILVELA – DR. ESQUERDO (MANUEL BECERRA SQ.) TUNNEL
JOAQUIN COSTA (REPUBLICA ARGENTINA SQ.) TUNNEL
PZA. DE CONDE CASAL TUNNEL
BAILEN (ORIENTE SQ.) TUNNEL
RONDA DE ATOCHA-PASEO INFANTA ISABEL TUNNEL
RONDA DE TOLEDO-RONDA DE SEGOVIA TUNNEL

150KM OF SERVICE TUNNELS, MADRID, SPAIN

December 2015. Detection of toxic and explosive gases in service tunnels.

 
In 2002 the Madrid City Council decided to include, as an important improvement in the control of 100km of underground tunnels, the mixed detection of toxic (CO, O2 and H2S) and explosive gases, and for this products manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA were selected.
 
This decision, initially taken by the City Council, was later incorporated into the Madrid City Council health & safety standards for accessible service tunnels. Later on it was included in the new Low-Tension Electro technical Regulations, at a national level.
 
The City Council, due to the excellent results of the installed equipment, has decided to keep our EUROSONDELCO system and combine it with our new DURGAS system for all new contracts for complete maintenance of the existing 100km of underground tunnels. To these, another additional 50km have been added, so that systems manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA control the gas detection on 150km of City Council underground tunnels.

SPORTS CENTRE, MADRID, SPAIN

tunnelsinmadrid-opt
November 2015, CO detection in sports centre.

The Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid (Community of Madrid Sports Centre) – also temporarily called Barclaycard Centre for sponsorship reasons – is a multi-purpose arena located in the center of Madrid. It has a capacity that changes depending on the activity it is holding, being capable of expanding its capacity from the initial 10,000 people up to 13,673 for basketball matches, or a total of 18,500 for concerts.
 

Apart from the two activities mentioned, the sports centre has seen diverse activities such as martial arts, athletics, boxing, figure skating and even equestrian sports, being the sports facility in Madrid that offers the widest range of possibilities.
 
The new DURPARK CO and NO2 detection system, designed and manufactured by Durán Electrónica, has been selected to update the CO detection installation of this multi-purpose arena.
 

WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, NERJA, SPAIN

Waste Water Treatment Plant
November 2015. H2S detection in waste water treatment plant.

The waste water treatment plant (EDAR) allows the town of Nerja to be equipped with an integral sanitation system, with the aim of avoiding spillage directly into the sea. For this, the EDAR has been built in Nerja, as well as a grid of pumping stations, sewer pipes and overflow channels to collect waste water within from the municipality and take them to the new treatment station.
 
The new EDAR is designed for a population of 100.000 inhabitants during high season, and so it will be able to treat a daily average flow of 25,000 cubic meters. The new infrastructure is located in the Fuente del Badén stream to the north of the N-340 road and occupies a surface of 28,999 square meters.
 
To control emissions of H2S the DURGAS system, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, has been chosen.
 

MALL PLAZA LOS DOMINICOS, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE

November 2015. CO detection in shopping center.

Located at the intersection of Colón Ave. and Padre Hurtado Ave., it is positioned to become an avant-garde reference for shopping centers, both for its architecture and for its commercial proposals. Mall Plaza Los Dominicos will allow its visitors to enjoy an avant-garde proposal characterized by spaces segmented by themed areas.

 

Mall Plaza Los Dominicos represents a complex synthesis of outdoor entertainment and shopping destinations within a three level enclosed mall. Featuring small shops, mini-anchors and department stores, the facility culminates with a cinema, 13 tenant food court and arcade on the top level.

 

To control ventilation in its car parks, the new DURPARK system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been selected.
 
 
 
 

GEREDIAGA TUNNELS, VIZCAYA, SPAIN

October 2015. CO and NO2 detection and air quality control in tunnel.

The Gerediaga-Elorrio section starts in the connection with the AP-8 highway near Gerediaga, in the town of Abadiño. It goes on up to the western part of Elorrio where, through a new connection, it connects to BI-632 road, giving continuity to the Elorrio turnoff. It has a total length of 6.44 Km, with two-lane separate roads throughout its itinerary.

 

A large part of the route passes through tunnels. The tunnels of Gaztelua I and II include two tubes and have a length of 594 m and 1,141 m respectively. Between both is located the artificial tunnel of Gaztelua, 216 m long. Also, there is the cut-and-cover tunnel of Atxondo, with a total length of 95 m.

 

These tunnels are protected with CO and NO2 detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and by anemometers and luxmeters distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 
 
 
 

DURAN ELECTRONICA RENEWS ISO 9001 QUALITY CERTIFICATE

October 2015. Quality certification.

DURAN ELECTRONICA, true to its commitment to the most demanding quality standards, has renewed its certificate nr. FS 82426 issued by the prestigious British Standards Institution (BSI), corresponding to compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard in its last version from the year 2008.
 
This certification, first issued in the year 2000, will be permanently available in the “ABOUT US” section of our webpage and will be valid until September of the year 2018.
 
 
 
 

IBERICA DE SALES TUNNEL, REMOLINOS, SPAIN

October 2015. CO & NO2 detection and air quality control in tunnel

Ibérica de Sales was founded in October 1932. It exploits the salt deposits in Remolinos (Zaragoza) which have been known since Roman times. It main activity is the extraction and commercialization of common salt, rock salt and brine, which are intended for the animal nutrition, winter road maintenance and decalcification markets among others.
 
The company has a factory and office complex in the town of Remolinos and a warehouse in the city of Zaragoza. Currently it exports its production to Andorra, France, Portugal, Italy and the United Kingdom.
 

To control the ventilation system in its vehicle access tunnel, it relies on systems manufactured/distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 
 
 
 

ZUBIARTE SHOPPING CENTER, BILBAO, SPAIN

October 2015. CO detection in shopping center

The Zubiarte shopping center, in central Bilbao, brings together exclusive design and avant-garde architecture, with more than 75 stores for fashion, accessories, sports, home furnishings, perfumes… Also, it includes 8 cinema screens, a supermarket and a wide variety of restaurants.
 
The building connects different parts through walkways and has 7 floors, 3 of which are underground and house a car park. The central space of the building is open, which allows natural light to enter and avoids giving the feeling of a closed space. Of the 4 floors prepared for commercial use, the two lower ones are occupied by the supermarket and stores, the third houses the restaurants and the fourth is dedicated to leisure, including the 8 cinemas.
 

The new DURPARK CO and NO2 detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been selected to update the CO detection installation in this shopping center.

 
 
 

SERVICE TUNNEL IN GSW (GLOBAL STEEL WIRE), SANTANDER, SPAIN

September 2015. CO and O2 detection in service tunnel

Global Steel Wire, S.A. is the CELSA Group company engaged in manufacturing wire rod in an extensive range of steels and dimensions, which have been progressively expanded in order to be increasingly present in higher technology sectors.
 
They are present in all sectors where products based on wire rod are manufactured, with an increasing presence in the automotive industry and other industries with similar requirements.
 

The service tunnel in their installations is protected with the DURGAS system for the detection of toxic and explosive gases and O2, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 
 
 

MAX CENTER SHOPPING CENTER, BARAKALDO, SPAIN

September 2015. CO detection at shopping center

Max Center is a shopping center in Barakaldo. Located in the Kareaga neighborhood, it constitutes the largest leisure and restaurant area in the province of Vizcaya, with 166 establishments, an Eroski hypermarket and a wide offer of fun activities, such as a bowling alley with 26 lanes and a cinema with 16 screens.

 
It was inaugurated in 1994 and is owned by the Sonae Sierra international group, that currently operates shopping centers in Portugal, Algeria, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Spain and Turkey.

 

The new DURPARK CO and NO2 detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been selected to update the CO detection installation in this shopping center.
 
 
 
 

EL ROMERAL TUNNEL, GRANADA, SPAIN

August 2015. Gas detection and environmental control in railway tunnel

The highway stretch of the Mediterranean highway this tunnel is part of, with 10,2 Km in length, connects to the west with the El Puntalón-Carchuna section, and to the East with the Castell de Ferro-Polopos section. Works include building a link called Castell de Ferro link, as well as the construction of El Romeral tunnel and four viaducts.

 
The route starts just beyond the Carchuna link, which belongs to the previous section, and crosses at the start of Barranco del Chuzón to then head south so as to keep clear of the “Sierra de Castell de Ferro” protected area.

 

This tunnel is protected by CO detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and by fire detectors and anemometers distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 
 
 

AVE TUNNEL VALLADOLID-VENTA DE BAÑOS, VALLADOLID, SPAIN

August 2015. Gas detection and environmental control in railway tunnel

The Peña Rayada tunnel is part of the Valladolid-Venta de Baños-Palencia-León high speed (AVE) line that is itself part of the North-Northwest High Speed Corridor. The new line will reduce travelling time and increase security through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies in traffic regulation and by the absence of railroad crossings throughout its entire itinerary.

 
The Peña Rayada tunnel passes under the Páramo de Bárcena area and has a length of 1,998 meters. It has a single tube of 85 square meters of free section and has been designed to include a double high speed railroad.

 

This tunnel is protected by CO and O2 detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, as well as by opacimeters and humidity and temperature sensors distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 
 
 
 

INFANTA ELENA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, VALDEMORO, SPAIN

June 2015, CO detection in hospital

The Infanta Elena University Hospital is a hospital in the Community of Madrid, located in the town of Valdemoro. It was inaugurated on 24th November of 2007 by Princess Elena and the President of the Community of Madrid. It belongs to Health Area 11, along with the Tajo Hospital (Aranjuez) and the 12 de Octubre University Hospital (Madrid).

 
This hospital center has 106 beds for general hospitalization and a total built surface of 53.271 m2. It has an ER service, 8 operating rooms and 2 delivery rooms.

 

The new DURPARK CO and NO2 detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been chosen to update the CO detection installation of this hospital.

 
 
 
 

CRESPO UNDERGROUND TUNNEL, CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

June 2015. CO detection and air quality control in tunnel

The Crespo tunnel is the final feature of the double road from Barranquilla to Cartagena through the coastal route. This infrastructure is intended to decongest the entrance to the city of Cartagena by the northern route. The tunnel has a length of 600 meters, on a road of 2.5 kilometers. The road will connect a section of the coastal route with Santander Avenue.

 
Alongside the tunnel, a marginal wall 2.5 kilometers long, 7 groynes, and 1.2 million cubic meters of sand have been dumped into the sea with the objective of protecting residential areas from erosion. Over the central section of the tunnel a pedestrian walkway integrated within the neighborhood’s public spaces will be built.
 

This tunnel is protected by CO detectors manufactured and designed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA, as well as by opacimeters distributed by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 
 
 
 

GAMBETTA TUNNEL, LIMA, PERÚ

May 2015. Gas detection and air quality control in tunnel

The Gambetta tunnel is an underground road located in Lima, Perú, whose itinerary passes in its entirey under the future second runway of the Jorge Chávez International Airport, activating traffic from North to South and vice versa. The purpose of the tunnel is to make traffic easier through the Néstor Gambetta Avenue, connecting the districts of Ventanilla and Callao.

 
This tunnel will shorten driving times by improving vehicular transit for more than 2 million people that live or drive frequently through the area of the project. It has a length of 960 meters and includes two roads for vehicles with three lanes each, a central tube for a future rail track and two evacuation galleries that will follow perpendicular to the vehicle roads, in the exterior part of the tunnel.
 

This tunnel complex is protected by CO and NO2 detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, as well as by opacimeters and anemometers distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 
 
 

DISCONTINUATION OF THE DURAN 203 PLUS DETECTOR

April 2015

During the first semester of 2014, DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA informed you about the discontinuation of the MINI DURÁN 203 and DURÁN 203 PLUS control panels, as well as of the launch of the new DURPARK system, a technological shift that has replaced, with great market success, said systems.

 

After the discontinuation of the DURÁN 203 PLUS control panels, and after an extra period of one year, we would like to let you know that the DURÁN 203 PLUS detector, of light green color, will stop being manufactured on 1st October 2015.

 

Our technical repair service will continue normal operation.

 
DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA guarantees the carrying out of maintenance operations dealing with filter and semiconductor replacement up to 1st January, 2017. After this date, they will be carried out while stocks last.
 
 

INSTITUTO CIÊNCIAS E INOVAÇÃO, BRAGA, PORTUGAL

April 2015. Explosive gas detection in scientific institute

The Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability (IB-S) originated as a new consortium between two research units from the University of Minho, the Molecular and Environmental Biology Research Centre and the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering. The main purpose of the IB-S is the development of cutting-edge research and innovation in Sustainability Sciences with special focus on the combined sustainability of built and natural environments.

 
The IB-S premises include two infrastructures located in the University of Minho at the Campus of Gualtar (Braga) and the Campus of Azurém (Guimarães). The building in Braga hosts bio-prone activities, while the building in Guimarães hosts engineering experimentation. These infrastructures comprise about 3.000m2 of laboratories and other technical facilities.
 

These installations are protected by DURTEX HC explosive gas detectors, designed and manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA.
 
 
 
 

AZADLIQ PARK, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN

April 2015. CO detection in underground carpark

Azadliq square is the biggest in the country’s capital, Baku, and around it are located some of the most important buildings of the city, such as the Government House and luxury hotels.
 

The square, formerly called Lenin Square, was created in the 60’s, after construction of the Government House in 1952 and after a monument to Lenin was erected in front of it in 1955. Along with the square, the authorities built up various buildings including the “Azerbaijan” and “Absheron” hotels surrounding the square, which were later demolished and replaced by the Hilton Baku and JW Marriott Baku hotels. The statue of Lenin was removed in the beginning of the 90s and in 1991 the square became Azadliq Square (Freedom Square) after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
 

In 2013 an underground car park with 4,500 parking spaces was opened under the square, and is now protected by the DURPARK CO and NO2 detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL, HONG KONG

March 2015. Gas detection in firefigter training center

The Fire Services Training School in Hong Kong provides training for all firefighting recruits in the service. A new facility for this school has recently been inaugurated, making it one of the most complete firefighting training complexes anywhere.

 

The new FSTS, covering an area of 158,000 square meters, includes outdoor and indoor simulation training facilities for various complex and large-scale emergency scenarios to better equip fire services trainees with fire-fighting and rescue techniques. There are simulators covering seven types of emergency incidents related to buildings, transport, marine and water, gas, aircraft, hazardous materials and structural collapse. There is also a driving training block.

 

These installations are protected by the DURTEX, DURTOX and DIREX range of toxic and explosive gas detectors, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

LA DESKARGA TUNNELS, GUIPUZCOA, SPAIN

March 2015. Gas detection and air control in road tunnel

The government approved the construction project for the last section to remaining completion of the Beasain-Durango axis. With a length of 10 kilometers, it will connect the Urretxu-Legazpi junction with the AP-1 in Bergara.
 

Construction of the Deskarga tunnel will allow going under the Deskarga mountain pass and is composed of two unidirectional two-lane tubes with 650m length each. Two evacuation galleries for pedestrians connect both tubes.

 
These tunnels are protected by CO and NO2 detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, as well as by ultrasonic anemometers distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

TIRANA RING CENTER, TIRANA, ALBANIA

March 2015. NO2 detection in underground car park

The new Tirana Ring Center shopping mall is perfectly situates at only 500 meters from the city center (Skanderbeg square), in front of Karl Topia square, a very frequented area where the main four roads in Tirana meet.

 

With a surface of more than 55,000 square meters, the complex includes space for 70 shops, a 3,800 square meter hypermarket, a health center and several cafeterias, bars and restaurants. Luxury flats and offices are also included.

 
The underground car parks for this new complex are protected by DURGAS gas detection control panels and nitrogen dioxide NO2 detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

TUNNELS OF MARIA PITA, LA CORUÑA, SPAIN

February 2015. Gas detection and air quality control in tunnels
TUNELES DE MARIA PITA, LA CORUÑA

The La Marina subterranean road is composed of three connected tunnels, Maria Pita, La Marina and O Parrote. The complete road that will go under and across the La Coruña promenade – including the O Parrote and La Marina stretch – will have an approximate length of one kilometer and will eliminate from the surface an average 30,000 vehicles daily.

 

On the surface more than 50,000 square meters will be set up as recreation areas next to the sea. The recreation areas include, apart from gardens, terraces and a walking path next to the sea, other elements such as several playgrounds for children of more than 500 and 300 meters and minor constructions such as press and refreshments kiosks.

 

This tunnel complex is protected by CO and NO2 detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, as well as by opacimeters and anemometers distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

EGEMER-ERZIN POWER PLANT, ERZIN, TURKEY

January 2015. Explosive gas detection in power plant

The Egemer – Erzin combined-cycle gas turbine power plant is going to generate 904 megawatts, which meets 2.6 percent of Turkey’s current electricity requirements. This power plant adds an incremental 1.6 percent to Turkey’s current installed generation capacity of 53 gigawatts, which is expected to increase to up to 80 gigawatts by 2020, much of this increase being provided by the private sector.

 

The power plant is capable of generating highly flexible and efficient electric power with the use of advanced technology. The plant is equipped with an advanced combustion system to help maintain compliance with environmental emissions criteria to meet European standards.

 

This installation is protected by the DURTEX range of explosive gas detectors, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

VIGO–DAS MACEIRAS TUNNEL, PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN

January 2015. Gas detection and air control in railway tunnel

Extension works for the tunnel in the Vigo-Das Maceiras section up to the Urzáiz station in Vigo, have been authorized by the government. The works included in the present contract are carried out because of the necessity of extending the tunnel up to the station.

 

The projected tunnels, a continuation of existing ones, are composed of two independent tubes with 30 meters separation between the axes, except at their arrival at the Vigo-Urzáiz station, where they converge. Their section is circular, with a free interior diameter of 8.50 meters. The tubes will be interconnected through connection galleries with a length of 21 meters and an excavation section of 26.5 square meters.

 

These tunnels are protected by CO and NO2 detectors designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, as well as by opacimeters distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 
 

SWISSOTEL SOCHI KAMELIA, SOCHI, RUSSIA

Vista desde hotel Sochi
December 2014. CO detection in hotel
Detección de CO en hotel

Located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia and Russia, Sochi is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Because of this the city has established itself as Russia’s largest resort city, becoming the summer capital of the country.

 

Built next to a natural park overlooking the Black Sea, within easy reach of Sochi’s premier attractions and 30 minutes away from Sochi International Airport, the new deluxe Swissotel Sochi Kamelia boasts 203 guest rooms, many with fantastic sea views and private balconies.

 

This 5* luxury hotel is protected by the Siemens CC62P gas detection and measuring system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 

 

MASUIKA OFFICE PLAZA, LUANDA, ANGOLA

Masuika Office Plaza
December 2014. CO detection in office and commercial building
Detección de CO en edificio de oficinas y comercial

This building complex is located in southern Luanda, the capital, in the Talatona area. It includes three buildings around a great central plaza. This complex includes professional, commercial and living spaces.

 

The first building has offices and shops and is 8 stories high. The second building is for living spaces and is 9 stories high and includes 234 parking spaces. The third building is divided in two blocks, one with 7 stories and another with 9. This building is used for offices and shops.

 

These installations are protected by the Siemens CC62P gas detection and measuring system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 

 

LITORAL DE ALMERIA POWER STATION, ALMERIA, SPAIN

Durtox X
November 2014. Toxic gas detection in power station

The Litoral de Almeria power station is a coal fired power station owned by ENDESA. It was built around 1985 near the town of Carboneras, in the province of Almeria, next to what is now the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

 

The power station, also known as Carboneras power station, is composed of two separate groups, the first was commissioned in 1985 and the second in 1997, and develops 1158,p MW of power. After the commissioning of the new gas desulfurization plant in early 2010, the emission of contaminating gases has been significantly reduced. The power station currently holds the environmental management ISO 14001 certificate from AENOR.

 

These installations are protected by the DURGAS gas detection and measuring system, equipped with DURTOX X detectors, prepared to work in environments with a presence of explosive gas and dust atmospheres. This system is designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 

 

CMS JANT, IZMIR, TURKEY

SONY DSC
November 2014. Explosive gas detection in factory

CMS Jant is one of the main manufacturers of wheel rims in the world, as it is an OEM for vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler Group, Fiat and Volkswagen Group. It is one of the four biggest companies of this sector in Europe, with a portfolio reaching more than 20 brands.

 

Its factory at Pinarbasi is founded on an area of 32.175 meter squares including an indoor area of 20.944 meter squares. The annual wheel production capacity of the factory is approximately 3 million wheel rims.
 

This factory is protected by STANDGAS HC standalone explosive gas detectors, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 

 

GIBRALFARO PARADOR, MALAGA, SPAIN

Vistas desde el Parador Gibralfaro
October 2014. Explosive gas detection in kitchens and boiler rooms

Surrounded by pine trees, on top of the Gibralfaro hill and in front of the Alcazaba castle, from which and the city can be seen from a unique perspective, is located the Malaga Gibralfaro Parador. The hotel, built in stone and right next to the Gibralfaro castle, can boast of an ideal location from which to visit the city and enjoy the cultural and gastronomic activities that the area has to offer.

 

Built in 1948, and enlarged and redecorated in 1993 and 1994, it includes 38 rooms, 3 of which are suites. Its decoration includes three works by Málaga born artist Picasso; one lithograph, one etching and an engraving. Its restaurant is considered as one of the best of the Paradores chain.

 

To protect the kitchens and boiler rooms of the complex, the DURGAS gas detection and measuring system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been selected.

 

 

AL MADAEN MARKET, AQABA, JORDAN

Al Madaen Market
September 2014. CO detection in underground car park

The new Al Madaen market is certain to become an attraction for both locals and tourists, with a total construction service of 13,500m2 over a plot of 11,500m2. This mixed-use development is the first of its type in Aqaba.

 

This commercial center is divided into three areas, divided depending on their use and function. The first area includes shops and a first floor containing medical clinics. The second area includes a fruit and vegetable garden, and the third area a meat and fish market.

 

This commercial center has an underground car park with 102 spaces, which is protected by the DURPARK carbon monoxide detection and measuring system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 

 

MARTIN BERDUGO WINERY, ARANDA DE DUERO, BURGOS, SPAIN

Durgas
August 2014. O2 detection in winery building

Martin Berdugo winery and vineyard is a family company established in Aranda de Duero, at the heart of the Ribera del Duero region. Its first steps begin in 1990, when the family decides to plant vineyards in a pebbly terrain, ideal for such rustic cultivation. In the year 2000 the winery building is built, its installations being awarded the prize for best European design in the construction category by the German magazine Bauwelt.

 

The vineyard is located on a terrace overlooking the Duero river, on the meander formed just before encountering the Arandilla river, in the Castillian plateau, at 800 meters altitude and in extreme climatological conditions. It is a single plot of 104 hectares, a privileged area formed by alluvial terrain, covered by pebbles that retain heat and humidity, benefit maturity and confer peculiar smell and colour characteristics to a unique fruit.

 

The winery building is protected by the DURGAS gas detection and measuring system, equipped with oxygen detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 

 

CERFRIT, S.A., NULES, CASTELLON, SPAIN

Dectector de gas DURTEX
August 2014. Explosive gas detection in production plant

Cerfrit S.A. is a company specializing development, design and manufacture of frits, glazes, screen printing pastes and ceramic stains, basic materials for the ceramic tile industry.

 

Cerfrit offers a complete range of services to its clients, including the design of customized collections and technical assistance and advice in order to achieve a competitive, high quality end product. The company has two plants, one in Nules, Spain, and another in Paraimo, Portugal.

 

For its Nules plant the company has selected the DURTEX-X HC PRO gas detectors, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, to protect their manufacturing process from explosive gas leaks.
 
 

POLOPOS TUNNELS, GRANADA, SPAIN

tuneles de polopos
July 2014. Detection of CO and NO2, and air quality control and fire protection in road tunnel

The Polopos tunnels are part of the stretch of the Mediterranean Highway, A-7, located between the Polopos and Albuñol connections, belonging to the Nerja-Adra itinerary of the Highway, that will connect, once fully completed, Algeciras with Girona.
 

The project is composed of two tunnels of 525 and 650 meters, whose general characteristics are 8.50 meters of platform and two sidewalks of 0.75 meters, a structure gauge of 5 meters, upper radius of 1,685 meters and a gradient lower that 3%.

 

Both tunnels are protected with SONDELTOX gas detectors, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, and anemometers, opacimeters, meteorological stations and linear fire detection, distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 

 

ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL, VALENCIA, SPAIN

Modelo Nao H25
July 2014. Toxic, explosive and CO2 detection in production plant

Robotnik Automation designs, manufactures and markets robotic products (mobile robots, robot arms, robotic hands and humanoids, among others).

 

With a highly qualified team, they specialize in the turnkey engineering projects, development of new prototypes and customization of mobile platforms.
 

Their production plant is protected by SONDELTOX toxic gas detectors, DURTEX HC explosive gas detectors and DIREX CO2 detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 

 

NEW DURPARK SYSTEM

central durpark
July 2014

A result of our long experience, DURAN ELECTRONICA has just released its new DURPARK system for CO and NO2 detection, specially designed to protect underground car parks, repair shops and garages. In this system, addressable and using three wires, each detector is individually monitored, showing its status in real time on the display. It can detect CO and NO2 in the same loop, with the possibility of customizing the maneuvers, and uses electrochemical sensors of great resolution, great performance and a useful life of more than 5 years. It is available in two versions: MINI, non-expandable and with a capacity of 16 detectors, and an expandable version, from one to four module lines and a capacity of 64 detectors.

 

Maintenance procedures have been simplified, as it offers automatic gain and zero calibration using software algorithms, and the sensibility of the sensor can even be verified without the need to apply gas. The system incorporates a special function that allows leaving detectors in test mode so that they will not transmit in case of failure or lack of maintenance, and also includes special menus that make it possible to test the hardware and the installation in a very simple manner. It includes Spanish and Portuguese standards in three languages and each module line includes an LCD display, the module lines working independently from one another. It includes three tension free switched outputs, and therefore three independent programmable actuation levels per module line, plus a general fault output. It can be configured for double speed ventilation. The system conforms to Regulation UNE2300:1984 with certificate LOM 14MOGA3084 and is officially approved by the Spanish Ministry of Industry with registration CDM-0080010 and CDM-0090010.
 

Thanks to its rigorous design, great functionality and excellent reliability, DURPARK widely surpasses any other system in the market.DURPARK has been subjected to very thorough tests during its development, and now its manufacturing process, using SMD technology, is equally strict, with 100% of the detectors being calibrated with pattern gas, as DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA has always done with all its production.

NEW DURGAS CONTROL PANEL

central durgas
June 2014

DURAN ELECTRONICA is offering the new DURGAS control panel for the detection of toxic, explosive and oxygen gases, characterized by its great versatility, flexibility and ease of use.
Like its predecessor, EUROSONDELCO, it can detect up to four different gases (toxic, explosive or oxygen) simultaneously per module line, in which relay modules and 4-20mA to RS485 conversion modules can also be connected.

 
DURGAS automatically detects the quantity and type of detectors, as well as the other devices connected to its loop, auto configuring the gas type, and ventilation and alarm levels.

 
It has been specially designed for use in industrial applications, underground car parks and tunnels.
It is compatible with all Eurosondelco detectors, DURTEX, DIREX, DURTOX, SONDELTOX and the new DURPARK RS485 detectors.
It offers numerous optical and acoustic indicators and is programmed in accordance to various standards and languages.
Each module line includes an LCD display which operates independently. Its software is very flexible and easy to program, having an exceptional capacity of maneuver.

 
A MINI version is available, with a capacity for 16 detectors, and the larger version can be expanded from 1 to 4 module lines with a capacity of 64 detectors in total.

HEALTH AND SCIENCES TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, GRANADA, SPAIN

Hospital clínico Granada
May 2014. CO and NO2 detection in underground car park

The Health and Sciences Technological Park is the first technological space specialized by sectors in life and health sciences. Its function is to develop the infrastructures and services necessary to become a space of excellence for teaching, services, investigation and business.
 

Over its 625.000 m2 there is included a maximum building space of 388.000 m2. Its transport facilities include 6.000 parking spaces and direct communication links with the center of Granada and the town of Armilla.
 
The underground car parks in this complex are protected by the EUROSONDELCO system of gas detection and its CO and NO2 detectors, manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, that join toxic and explosive gas detectors, also manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, that were previously supplied for the protection of service galleries.
 
 

BOTIN CENTER UNDERPASS, SANTANDER, SPAIN

centro-botin
April 2014. CO and NO2 detection, air quality control and linear detection cable in tunnel

The Botín Center project, developed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop study, in collaboration with Luis Vidal and Architects, has the objective of creating a space for art, culture and educational activities, and generating a new meeting place in Santander that brings the city center closer to the bay.

 
The complex is composed both of buildings and public spaces that will be created around the new Pereda Gardens, which thanks to the tunnel will double their present area. Burying the Docks promenade at this point will create 219 meters of covering surface, which will double the surface of the Pereda Gardens, taking them up to the sea. The underground passage will have two lanes in each direction, each one 3.5 meters wide, and will include a median strip and sidewalks.
 
This underground pass is protected by CO and NO2 detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONCA and by anemometers, opacimeters and linear heat detection cable distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

POWER SPORT SYSTEM, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA

europe-macedonia
March 2014. CO detection in vehicular inspection installations

Power Sport System (PSS) is, since April 2010, the first private station for motor vehicle technical inspection and registration in Macedonia. The station complies with all national and international regulations for motor vehicle control, technical inspection and registration activities. Apart from these services, the station offers others such as vehicle licensing, insurance and a driving school.

 
Its installations, located in the capital of Macedonia, Skopje, are protected by the carbon monoxide detection system DURAN 203 PLUS, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

ALSA BUS COMPANY GARAGE-REPAIR SHOP, GUADALAJARA, SPAIN

alsa
February 2014. Explosive gases, CO and NO2 detection

Since 2013 the city bus service in Guadalajara has been carried out by the company ALSA. This bus service is currently one of the most modern in Spain, having TFT screens in the bus stops, information screens on board the buses, free Wi-Fi and even an App with which to check the bus timetables.
 
The fleet is composed of fifteen buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), plus a minibus for disabled people, two inspection vehicles and a repair vehicle. The use of this clean technology reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and improves the environmental efficiency of urban transport in Guadalajara.
 
The service now has a new garage-repair shop available, whose installations are protected by the EUROSONDELCO gas detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

LA MINILLA TUNNEL, GRANADA,SPAIN

TuneldeLaMinilla
January 2014. CO detection, air quality control and fire protection in tunnel

The LA MINILLA tunnel is found in the A7 highway in the section between Almuñecar (Taramay) and Salobreña (Lobres) in the province of Granada. Its realization has allowed completing the connection by highway of the Western part of the Tropical Coast with the city of Granada.
 

The tunnel, with 2,047 meters in length, has two tubes. The section of weach tube is 103 square meters, suitable for two lanes in each direction, and includes five transverse evacuation galleries, with 35 square meters, capable of admitting vehicles.
 
This tunnel is protected with CO detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and by anemometers, luminance meters, linear heat detection cable and fire detectors distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC UNIVERSITY IN SOCHI, RUSSIA

university_sochi
December 2013. CO detection in university campus

The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) is the world’s first university dedicated to sport business education, offering unique programmes infused with Olympic values and experiences. RIOU’s activities concentrate on training specialists in sports management for the Russian and international sports industry, and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. The University’s educational programmes cover the main aspects of sports education: venue and infrastructure management, competitions, mass communications, diplomacy and administration, and career management.
 
The university campus, located in the city of Sochi in southern Russia, covers over 90 000 m² and includes four high-rises – an academic and administrative building with an underground parking lot for 270 vehicles, 4* and 5* hotels and an apartment hotel for teachers and students.
 
These installations are protected by the SIEMENS CC62P gas detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

DAKAR TUNNEL IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

tunel-dakar
November 2013. CO detection and air quality control in tunnel

This tunnel, that will connect Boulevard Mohammed VI with the Avenue des FAR, has the objective of better organizing traffic in this part of the city and making it more fluid along the Boulevard de la Resistance, which registers a big daily flow of vehicles. The project will also make vehicle traffic easier in the Dakar axis and Boulevard Abdelkrim Khettabi.

 
The tunnel forms part of a general project with a budget of 240 million Dirham (around 21 million €). With a width of 10 meters and a height of 5,7 meters, the tunnel passes under Boulevard Mohammed V. After its opening, daily traffic around the Boulevard de la Resistance should go down by 40%.
 

The Dakar tunnel is protected with carbon monoxide CO detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and by opacimeters and anemometers distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

CARCHUNA AND FUENTECILLA TUNNELS, GRANADA, SPAIN

CARCHUNA Y FUENTECILLA
October 2013. CO and NO2 detectors, Anemometers, Opacimeters, Linear heat detection cable, Luminance meters

The Motril (El Puntalón)-Carchuna section, belonging to the A-7 Mediterranean highway has a length of 6,1 kilometers. The construction of this section includes the execution of two tunnels.

 
The Carchuna tunnel, located between the kilometric point 3,200 and 3,700 has a length of 497 meters on the right hand side tube and 520 meters in the left hand side tube. The tunnel of La Fuentecilla, located between the kilometric point 4,400 and 5,000, has a length of 585 meters on the right hand side tube and 605 meters in the left hand side tube.
 
Both tunnels are protected by CO and NO2 gas detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, and by anemometers, opacimeters, linear heat detection cable and luminance meters distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

ASHGABAT OLYMPIC COMPLEX, TURKMENISTAN

Ashgabat-Olympics-Complex
September 2013. CO detection in sports installations

The Olympic Complex aims to be the leading sporting center in the region and has already been selected to host the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017. It is situated in the nation’s capital, Ashgabat.
 

Built to international sports federation standards, the Ashgabat Olympic Complex in the heart of Turkmenistan will be one of the largest building projects in the country. It covers 750,000 square meters of sports and social buildings. The project includes a very wide range of installations including an aquatics center, indoor athletics arena, tennis center and velodrome.
 
Its installations are to be protected with the DURAN 203 PLUS carbon monoxide detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 
 

CIDAF LABORATORIES (CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL FOOD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT), GRANADA, SPAIN

BIOREGION-1-660x400
September 2013. Oxygen O2 level detection in laboratory

The CIDAF (Centre for Functional Food Research and Development) is a new technology research center conceived as a center of research excellence in the field of functional foods, devoted to improving the health of the Spanish population. To achieve these objectives it is provided with cutting edge installations located in the University of Granada’s Health Sciences Technology Park.
 

CIDAF includes laboratories provided with advanced technology for the identification and characterization of bioactive ingredients, and with a production and packaging plant for functional foods. Agri-food, chemical and pharmaceutical companies will be its main partners.
 

The CIDAF laboratories, in their new location in the Andalucía Bioregión building of the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Granada, are protected by the EUROSONDELCO gas detection system and oxygen O2 detectors, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

MOSTOLES VEHICLE INSPECTION STATION, MADRID, SPAIN

Mostoles
August 2013. CO and NO2 detection in vehicle inspection station

The first Vehicle Inspection Station (ITV) built in Móstoles has recently been inaugurated. It is fully accredited by ENAC as an Inspection Center and as a Metrological Verification Center, and it means the creation of twenty jobs.
 

The installation has a capacity to attend around 200 vehicles a day. With more than 4,300 square meters, it includes three inspection lines; one of them universal, to attend to commercial heavy and light vehicles, one for private cars, and another one for motorcycles and lighter vehicles. This way this modern station can provide a wide service for all needs.
 

This installation is protected by EUROSONDELCO gas detection control panels and CO and NO2 detectors, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

NUEVA NECAXA-AVILA CAMACHO TUNNELS, MEXICO

NUEVA NECAXA-AVILA CAMACHO, MEXICO
August 2013. Opacimeters, Anemometers, CO and NO2 detectors, Luminance meters and Linear heat detection with optical fiber

The 85 km long Necaxa-Tihuatlán highway crosses the states of Puebla and Veracruz, being a part of the 283 km long México Tuxpan corridor, main road axis that connects México DF and the Gulf of México. The road, which is expected to be completed in the first semester of 2014, will be the shortest route from the City of México to the sea, finding in Tuxpan coastal tourist areas, the Port of Tuxpan, the important oil-rich area of Poza Rica and the union with the axis that continues to Tampico-Matamoros- Reynosa and to the United States through its border at Brownsville (Texas).
 
The Nuevo Nexaca – Avila Camacho section, 36 km in length and four lanes wide, crosses the Eastern Sierra Madre in an area of great orographic difficulty which required the construction of 6 tunnels and 12 viaducts.
 
These tunnels are protected by CO and NO2 detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and by opacimeters, anemometers, luminance meters and optical fibre linear detection cable, distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

INELFE TUNNEL, LA JONQUERA, GIRONA, SPAIN

INELFE
July 2013. CO and NO detectors, ultrasonic anemometers, Linear heat detection with optical fibre and Temperature and Humidity sensors

Inelfe, a French society, was constituted in 2008 following an agreement reached between the French and Spanish governments in Zaragoza. The project electrically connects France and Spain from Baixas (Perpignan) to Santa Llogaia d’Àlguema (Alt Empordà) through the Pyrenees with an infrastructure with a capacity of 2.000MW, 320 kilovolts in total, and a length of 63 kilometers. Since 1982 no electric interconnection line had been put in service. For this reason the European Union classifies the new line between France and Spain promoted by Inelfe as of “European critical interest”.
 
The tunnel, 8.5 kilometers in length and 3.5 meters diameter, will house the electric interconnection cables in the stretch that crosses the Pyrenees. It will have its entry and exit in the municipalities of La Jonquera (Alt Empordá) and Montesquieu des Albères (France). The tunnel project is 15% of the total of the VHT (Very High Tension electric line).
 
These installations are protected with CO and NO detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and by anemometers, linear detection cable, and temperature and humidity sensors, distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

MONREPOS 2 TUNNEL, HUESCA, SPAIN

Monrepos
June 2013.Detection of CO and NO2, anemometers, opacimeters and linear heat detection

The Spanish Government, in compliance with Royal Decree 635/2006, has updated the security installations of the old Monrepos tunnel on the N-330 highway. This action is included within the works for widening the road at the Monrepos heights, which is part of the future A-23 highway.
 

This installation is equipped with the latest security equipment and infrastructures in order to comply with the new European Directive regarding road tunnels. Along with the main tunnel, prepared for traffic, an evacuation gallery will be excavated, to which the transverse emergency galleries will be connected.
 
These installations are protected with CO and NO2 detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, as well as by anemometers, opacimeters and linear heat detection distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

LA VEGA TUNNEL, TENERIFE, SPAIN

TÚNEL DE LA VEGA, TENERIFE
June 2013. CO detection, anemometers and opacimeters in road tunnel

Final excavation has concluded for the largest and widest tunnel in the Island of Tenerife between El Amparo and La Vega, in Icod de los Vinos. The infrastructure, 1,200 meters long and 16,5 meters wide, is a key part of the closing of the insular ring in its 12 kilometer section between Icod and El Tanque. To complete the project a global budget of 121 million euros has been invested.
 
The Icod de los Vinos – El Tanque stretch, which includes nine open air tunnels and the 1,217 meter tunnel of La Vega, substitutes the C-280, a road with a very winding route, narrow section, minimal service level and high risk for drivers.
 
These installations are protected with carbon monoxide detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, as well as by anemometers and opacimeters distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

FALKENSTEINER HOTEL BELGRADE, SERBIA

asset_hotel-cigar-lounge (1)
May 2013. CO detection in hotel underground car park

The Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade was officially opened on March 21st, 2013. Designed by star architect Boris Podrecca, the hotel is located in the vibrant business and entertainment district of the city Novi Beograd, and is conveniently only 15 km away from the airport.
 
Built on a surface of 6,000 square meters, it has 170 rooms and suites and 6 exclusive conference rooms spread across 700 square meters. It also includes an underground car park for clients.
 
This car park is protected by the DURAN 203 PLUS carbon monoxide detection system, which is designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

CAN MISSES HOSPITAL, IBIZA, SPAIN

9_Can-Misses-Hospital-IBIZA-SPAIN
May 2013. Explosive gas and oxygen level detection in hospital

A full update is being carried out to the facilities of the Can Misses hospital, a public center managed by the Balearic Islands Health Service which is located in the outskirts of the city of Ibiza, in the Can Misses district.
 

This new hospital in Ibiza will be the biggest in the island, with a surface of 46,405 square meters, double the current space. It will include 272 beds, 24 in psychiatry, 16 in the ICU, nine for incubators and 26 for emergency unit observation. Also, it will have 106 examination rooms and eight surgery rooms plus one maternity room, as well as a magnetic resonance unit and a maxillary radiography unit.
 
The protection of the analysis laboratories, surgery room, boiler rooms and kitchens, has been entrusted to the EUROSONDELCO gas detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

COLLABÓS TUNNEL, GIRONA, SPAIN

tunel-collabos
April 2013. CO and opacity detection in road tunnel

The Capsacosta tunnels have communicated for nine years the regions of La Garrotxa and Ripollés through the Sant Ponc valley. In total there are four. The longest one, Collabós, is 1,800 meters long. When they were built, they did not include an evacuation gallery because it is not required for tunnels less than 2,000 meters long. However, after accidents like the one in the Mont Blanc tunnel, the Catalonian regional government decided to earmark 6,7 million euros for increasing security measures in Collabós.
 
These installations are protected by carbon monoxide detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA. For air quality control opacimeters distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA have been installed.
 
 

PUBLIC CAR PARK IN VARAZDIN, CROATIA

Korzo_Varaždin
March 2013. CO, Oxygen and Explosive gas detection in underground car park

In the city of Varazdin, in northwest Croatia, a public car park has been inaugurated as part of the renovation project of Kapucinskom Square.

 
The garage has two levels and includes 446 parking spaces, three stairways for entry and exit, two elevators, restrooms, modern ventilation systems, gas detection and fire extinction equipment, traffic management and more. It is unique in Croatia, as it has six batteries for electrical vehicles.Construction, which meant an investment of 60 million Kunas – approximately 8 million € – has taken two years to complete.

 
The car park has been protected with the SIEMENS CC62P toxic and explosive gas detection system, supplied by SIEMENS throughout the world and designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA. It includes carbon monoxide CO, explosive gases and lack of oxygen gas detection.

 
 

WEST 65 BUILDING COMPLEX, BELGRADE, SERBIA

West65 Belgrado
February 2013. CO detection in underground car park

The West 65 residential and commercial building complex is nearing completion in Belgrade, Serbia. It is situated on one of the most attractive locations in New Belgrade, at the corner of Omladinskih Brigada Street and the inner-city ring road.
 
The complex combines residential buildings and office and commercial areas, including a total of 514 apartments and more than 100 retail shops, as well as 37,058m2 of office space and hotel suites, with 1,324 parking spaces being provided. The building plans call for the use of alternative/renewable energy sources, use of ecological building materials and optimal use of natural resources such as rainwater.
 
The underground car parks are protected against carbon monoxide concentrations by the SIEMENS CC62P gas detection system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and distributed by SIEMENS worldwide.
 
 

BBVA FINANCIAL CITY. FIRST PHASE. MADRID, SPAIN

Sede-bbva
January 2013. CO, NO2 and explosive gas detection at bank head office

The BBVA bank group will open its new financial city in Madrid before next summer. Located at Las Tablas, it will occupy a surface of 100,000m2 and in it, it is intended to group the 6,500 workers that are currently spread out throughout various building in Madrid.
 

The complex, in construction now, will be formed by various three floor high buildings separated by patios that will lead into a square in which there will be a 22 floor high tower. It will also include a 3,000 spaces car park, green areas and sport facilities. Design of the project has been carried out following demanding requirements in terms of sustainability and energy savings, in order to obtain the LEED Certification, within the bank group’s Global Ecoefficiency Plan.
 
As happened before with the Banco Snatander Financial City, DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA has supplied the new BBVA head office with its EUROSONDELCO system for the detection of Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the car parks, and for explosive gases in boilers and kitchens.
 
 

TUNNELS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN

Tunel
December 2012. Air quality control and gas & fire detection in tunnels

At the end of 2012 various infrastructures in the Canary Islands have been inaugurated, constituting some of the most emblematic constructions completed in Spain in the last few years. They include various tunnels for which DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA has supplied, in full or partially, CO and NO2 detectors, luxmeters, opacimeters, anemometers and fire detection both analogue and LHD cable.
 

These constructions are:
 
– TUNNELS ON THE PUERTO RICO – MOGÁN HIGHWAY in GRAN CANARIA. In the GC-1 highway from the Lechugal ravine to the Mogán crossing, six couples of tunnel have been built. Of the 12600m of highway, 8500m are now covered by tunnel, which means 60% of the new route. These new tunnels are LECHUGAL, CANDELARIA, TAURO, CURA, TAURINO and MOGÁN.
 
– The Santa Cruz de Tenerife NEW LITTORAL WAY, by which communication between the city and the port facilities have been improved, and a 500m cut and cover tunnel has been built with two lanes each way.
 
– The DEL BICHO TUNNEL, main structure of the new Santiago del Teide – Adeje road, included in the Tenerife insular ring road. With a length of 1050m it crosses the de la Hoya Mountain. It offers two roads, one each way, with two lanes each. There are also two galleries communicating both roads, serving as evacuation routes.
 

PUERTO VENECIA SHOPPING AND LEISURE CENTER, ZARAGOZA, SPAIN.

Puerto Venecia
December 2012. CO detection in shopping center

The Puerto Venecia shopping and leisure center, located in the Barrio de la Paz, in Zaragoza, inaugurated its first phase in 2008 with a surface of 83,000m2. At the time DURAN electronica supplied its DURAN 203 PLUS equipment for the detection of carbon monoxide in the car park.
 

At the end of 2012 the second phase of the complex has been inaugurated, reaching 206,000m2, distributed in two great parallel buildings separated by a navigable lake that turns into an ice skating rink during winter.
 
The Puerto Venecia shopping center includes the best brands in the sector, excellent accesses and 4,000 parking spaces. This makes it Europe’s largest shopping and leisure center.
 
The enlargement includes an “El Corte Inglés” 40,000m2 building offering six shopping levels and three underground parking levels. These have been protected with the EUROSONDELCO carbon monoxide detection system, manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, who have also supplied the installation’s opacimeters.
 
 

DURAN ELECTRONICA RENEWS ISO 9001 QUALITY CERTIFICATE

November 2012. Quality certification

DURAN ELECTRONICA, true to its commitment to the most demanding quality standards, has renewed its certificate nr. FS 82426 issued by the prestigious British Standards Institution (BSI), corresponding to compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard in its last version from the year 2008.
 

This certification, first issued in the year 2000, will be permanently available in the “ABOUT US” section of our web and will be valid until November of the year 2015.
 
 
 

NEW ATEX CERTIFICATION FOR EXPLOSIVE DUST ATMOSPHERES

Durtex
October 2012. New ATEX enclosures for environments with explosive dust

In its drive to improve and innovate, DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA incorporates a new ATEX certified enclosure, with a high level of protection and designed to be used in explosive dust atmospheres.
 
The new enclosure is available for DURTOX X, DIREX X and DURTEX X, all of them ATEX certified.
 
APPLICATIONS
 
Chemical industries – agricultural and livestock industries – metallurgical industries – waste water treatment plant – gas and electricity supply companies – automotive workshops – food industries – pharmaceutical industries and refineries.
 
We also have available a new junction box CERTIF. FTZÚ 05 ATEX 0262 U, for explosive dust and gas atmospheres. With four threaded openings, flameproof, manufactured in copper-free aluminium, which confers great mechanical resistance, it is designed to be used as a derivation or connection box in areas with explosion risk. It includes a round threaded cover, stainless steel screws and clamping bar, with the following accessories.
 
Metallic cable gland 1/2″ ATEX Ex II 2 GD valid for enclosure XD-14 and XD JB85 CERTIF. SIRA 06 ATEX 1097X for explosive gas and dust.
 
Sealing stopping plug NPT 1/2″ ATEX Ex II 2 G valid for enclosure XD-14 and XD JB85 CERTIF. LOM 02ATEX 9040 only for gas.
 
Sealing stopping plug NPT 1/2″ ATEX Ex II 2 GD valid for enclosure XD-I4 and XDJB85 CERTIF. SIRA 01 ATEX 1284U for explosive gas and dust.
 

NEW DETECTOR STANDGAS PRO LCD TOXIC

Stand Gas LCD Pro
September 2012. New Detector for Toxic Gases

Standalone programmable detector designed for the detection of toxic gases and O2 using electrochemical technology and CO2 using infrared technology.
 
Provided with a backlit 16 X 2 line display, three keys, programmable relay output and internal acoustics.
 
Special functions:
• Digital control of sensor status.
• Hardware status automatic testing.
• Digital filter based on variable samplings of the averages in sensor values.
• Automatic thermal compensation that supplies a correct answer when faced with temperature variations (STANDGAS O2 does not need this characteristic).
• Exact automatic zero adjustment. Monitors zero in relation to the sensor response and the electronics. STANDGAS automatically carries out a test every 30 minutes: if the drift is greater or lesser than 2% of the total value of the scale, it will readjust to zero; if not the data will be shown as a reading.
• Other functions only accessible in factory allow it to know the remaining useful life of the sensor, date of manufacture and of last calibration, as well as the serial number.
 
• Standalone functioning: without connection to a control panel • Display backlit 16 x 2 line • Protection grade IP65 • Universal support with inclination for ceiling and floor – optional • Power adapter, 230V with capacity to connect from 1 to 10 units of STANDGAS detectors – optional.
 
AVAILABLE GASES
Carbon Monoxide CO – Nitrogen Dioxide NO2 – Ammonia NH3 – Hydrogen sulfide H2S – Chlorine CI2 – Carbon dioxide CO2 – and Oxygen O2.
 
APPLICATIONS
– Pharmaceutical laboratories – University laboratories – Aviation industries – Galleries – Distilleries – Livestock farms – Boiler rooms – Industries in general.

MALBASÍN AND ARTXANDA TUNNELS. BILBAO – SPAIN

 Tunel Artxanda
September 2012. CO, CO2, NO, NO2 detection and air quality control in tunnel

The security improvement works of the Malbasín and Artxanda tunnels, in the A-8 highway, have a time-frame of 15 months at a cost of 7 milllion euros.
 
The Artxanda tunnels are a complex of three road tunnels excavated in 1995 under the Artxanda mountain near the city of Bilbao. Total length of the three tunnels is 3,096 m. They connect the Bilbao airport with the center of the city and with the Asúa valley corridor, which runs from the coast near Guecho up to the Cantabrian Highway link (A-8).
 
The Malbasín tunnel, built in 1973 has a length of 1,340 m and crosses the mountain of that name. The tunnel connects the towns of Arrigorriaga, Basauri and Bilbao by road, and through it also goes the railroad line that communicates Bilbao with the plateau.
 
For the detection of carbon monoxide -CO-, carbon dioxide -CO2-, nitrogen oxide -NO- and nitrogen dioxide -NO2- detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA have been installed. These are 4-20mA detectors provided with an electrochemical sensor for the detection of toxic gases compatible with any system with 4-20mA standard inputs.
 
For air quality control in the tunnel, equipment distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA has been installed. – cup, vane and propeller anemometers – products for the measurement of wind speed and direction in the horizontal plane.
 
All detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA have been calibrated in our laboratories and do not need to be calibrated at installation site.

FARO DEL GUADIANA SHOPPING CENTER, BADAJOZ, SPAIN

Faro del Guadiana
 

August 2012. CO detection in a shopping center in Badajoz

The Faro del Guadiana shopping center has been inaugurated in Badajoz, with the largest commercial surface in the region of Extremadura. It houses 100 shops, 10 restaurants and various leisure areas. The shopping center takes up the space of 16 football fields and its budget nears 150 million euros.
 
The shopping center occupies a surface of 160.000m2, includes an interactive waterfall in its central square, a skylight, backlit ceiling, a tower more than 30 meters high and a car park with more than 2.400 parking spaces.
 
For the measuring and detection of carbon monoxide (CO) levels the underground car park uses the EUROSONDELCO system – designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA -.
 
 

ZTC SHOPPING MALL IN RIJEKA, CROATIA

Nuevo centro comercial ZTC
 

July 2012. CO, NO2 and explosive gas detection in shopping mall in Croatia

 
The new ZTC shopping mall has been inaugurated in the Croatian city of Rijeka, incorporating a basic element in the revitalization of the city, and with a design conceived as a maritime space in accordance with the setting where it is built.
 
The shopping mall occupies a total surface of 52,000m2, of which 20,000m2 are spaces destined to be used for commercial and leisure activities, also includes a 1000 space car park. It includes a large supermarket, fashion and sport shops and an exterior elevator in its frontage, which is completely made of glass and offers spectacular views of Kvarner Bay and the Mediterranean.
 
The shopping mall is protected against CO, NO2 and explosive gases by the SIEMENS CC62P system, manufactured by DURÁN ELECTRÓNICA and distributed by SIEMENS worldwide.
 
 

SANT JOAN DE DEU HOSPITAL – HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT, BARCELONA, SPAIN

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June 2012. CO detection in a new department of the Hospitalet de Llobregat hospital

 

In Hospitalet de Llobregat a new teaching building has been inaugurated next to the Esplugues de Llobregat Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Baix Llobregat), with an investment of 41 million euros.
 
This building includes teaching rooms for the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology medical specialties of the University of Barcelona.
The teaching building occupies 18,000m2, 9,000 of which are used as parking space, 8,000 for teaching and 1,000 are currently unoccupied, waiting to be assigned for investigation projects.
 
The underground car park is protected by the Eurosondelco toxic and explosive gas detection and measuring system and Eurosonda CO carbon monoxide detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

NEW DETECTOR STANDGAS PRO LCD

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May 2012. New Detector for Explosive Gases

 

Standalone programmable detector designed for the detection of explosive gases using catalytic technology (pellistor), with a detection range of 0 to 100% L.E.L. and resistant to silicone vapours.
 
Provided with a backlit 16 x 2 line display, three keys and internal acoustic.
 
Allows programming

• Gas type.

• Prealarm level.

• Alarm level.

• Initial status of relay output.

• Rearm type: manual or automatic.

• Rearm type delay.

• Activation or not of internal acoustic.

• Possibility of inhibiting the sensor to prevent inappropriate actions in case of breakdown.
 
AVAILABLE GASES

Methane-natural gas– Hydrogen – Methanol – Ethane – Ethanol – Ethylene – Propane – Propylene – Acetone – Ammonia – Cyclohexane – Cyclopentane – Dioxane – Ethyl acetate – Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) – Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) or Butanone – Butane – Hexane – Pentane – Propanol – Propyl alcohol – Butyl acetate – Heptane – Iso octane – Toluene – Xylene – Benzene – Kerosene – Acetic acid – Decane – Isobutyl alcohol – Nonane – Styrene and Methyl isobutyl ketone.

A special version for the detection of ACETYLENE is also available.
 
APPLICATIONS

– Battery rooms – Pharmaceutical laboratories – University laboratories – Aviation industries – Galleries – Distilleries.

– Livestock farms – Petrol stations – Boiler rooms – Industrial kitchens – Industries in general.
 

DAZA TUNNEL – COLOMBIA

Tunnel
 

May 2012. Air control in tunnel

The Daza tunnel is located in Southwest Colombia, near the border with Ecuador. It has an extension of 1,710 meters in length, with a maximum height of 7,50 m. and a width of 10 m., with two lanes.
 
The tunnel is situated over the 5B stretch of the Pasto eastern turnoff, between kilometric points 18 to 20, starting at Vereda de la Merced and ending at Daza. This tunnel makes communications and commerce easier between these two areas.
 
The tunnel includes high-technology equipment for telecommunications systems and for fire and air control electric systems. It also has an emergency car park.
 
All installed material complies with the strictest European regulations.
 
In the tunnel there is installed equipment distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA such as anemometers – equipment for the measurement of wind direction and speed in the horizontal plane -, luminance meters – equipment for the measuring of luminance or luminous intensity of a surface, turning it into a loop current signal – and light sensors.
 
 

BARRANCO DE LA BATALLA TUNNEL, VALENCIA, SPAIN

Detector 4-20mA
 

April 2012. CO detection and air quality control in tunnel

 

The opening of the highway stretch of Barranco de la Batalla will benefit more than 25,000 vehicles per day. Roadwork for this new road – which is 4.5 kilometers long and includes four tunnels – has meant an investment of more than 96.6 million euros. The route completes the project as it passes through the El Comtat and l’Alcoiá regions, therefore completing the Mediterranean Carriageway between Alicante and Valencia.
 
Due to the complex orography tunnels have had to be built, known as the Font Roja tunnels, formed by two double tubes of 900 and 600 meters in length. They are provided of the necessary security systems for the detection of gas, smoke and fire, visibility and air quality.
 
For CO detection and air quality control detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA have been installed. 4-20mA detectors using an electrochemical sensor for the detection of toxic gases, compatible with any system provided with 4-20mA standard inputs. Compatible with EUROSONDELCO and SIEMENS CC62P (through interface).
 
In the tunnel there is also installed equipment distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA such as Opacimeters – electro optical sensors whose function is to measure air opacity through existing particles (suspended dust, gas emissions, fog, rain, snow,etc) – Anemometers – equipment for the measuring of wind speed and direction in the horizontal plane – and Visibility meters – whose function is to measure air visibility through existing particles (suspended dust, gas emissions, fog, rain, snow,etc.).
 

All detectors manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA have been calibrated in our laboratories and do not need to be recalibrated on site.
 
 

PARLIAMENT SQUARE CAR PARK. MADRID, SPAIN

Cortes - Madrid
 

March 2012. CO detection in underground car park

 
In Madrid’s San Jeronimo Road a new underground car park is due to be built. The project, valued at 12,885,000 €, includes an underground car park for parliamentarians and personnel from the lower House. It is planned that 262 parking spaces distributed throughout four levels will be built.
 
At present, Parliament has 60 parking spaces above ground, which will disappear with the remodeling work the City Council is carrying out to improve the surroundings of Parliament Square, and with 300 spaces in the main building, that will join those of the new car park to include the vehicles of all authorized personnel. With this new car park the public car park in Parliament Square will no longer be used.
 
The underground car park will be protected by the EUROSONDELCO gas measurement and detection system and Carbon Monoxide – CO – EURODETECTORS, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 
 

ORTEGA Y GASSET-UASD TUNNEL. SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ORTEGA Y GASSET-UASD
 

February 2012. Air quality control, and CO and NO2 detection in tunnel

 
The new Ortega y Gasset – UASD tunnel, linking the José Ortega y Gasset avenue with the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo has just been inaugurated.
 
It has a length of 1.2 kilometers and two lanes, each of them 3.65 meters wide. This work is the first in its kind in the Dominican Republic and has seen an investment of more than 50 million dollars.
 
It includes a control center situated in the 27 de Febrero avenue, from which 13 surveillance video cameras are controlled, apart from the ventilation extractors and smoke detection equipment.
 
For CO and NO2 detection SONDELTOX detectors, manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA, are installed. And for air quality control, distributed equipment such as opacimeters are used.
 
 

CORNES – O HORREO TUNNEL. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN

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January 2012. CO, NO2 detection and air quality control in tunnel.

 
The new Cornes – O Hórreo tunnel is situated in the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela (SC-20) near the Cornes railway station. It will allow for the elimination of the congestion point at the city’s main traffic area, with 50,000 daily vehicles, near the station which will soon be home to the high speed train line.
 
The work carried out has consisted in the construction if a 515 meter long tunnel, composed of two independent tubes with double lanes in each direction. The beginning of the route is situated on the eastern side of the Cornes viaduct and ends at Lugo Avenue, between Hórreo Street and the Sar link. Construction of this infrastructure for Santiago de Compostela has cost 25.6 million Euros.
 
For CO and NO2 detection, equipment manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA has been installed in the tunnel, while distributed products such as opacimeters and anemometers have been used for air quality control.
 
 

EL CORTE INGLÉS SHOPPING CENTER IN TURRUÑUELOS, CÓRDOBA, SPAIN

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December 2011. CO and NO2 detection and opacimeters

 
Soon the new El Corte Inglés department store in Turruñuelos, Córdoba, will open its doors. The building has a surface of 32,737 square meters and will give direct employment to 800 people.
 
The Ronda de Córdoba shopping center, located between Poniente Avenue and the Trassierra road, will have six levels with a total height of 31 meters – the lower one for Hipercor and the other five for El Corte Inglés-, with a semibasement and three basements including 2,270 parking spots.
 
For detection and measuring of carbon monoxide (CO) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, the EUROSONDELCO system – designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA – is installed, with opacimeters also being supplied.

 
 

ALCALÁ DE HENARES UNIVERSITY NEUROBIOLOGY CENTER, SPAIN

Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

November 2011. Gas detection in research center.

 
The new building of the Cajal Institute, part of the Spanish national Research Council, is located in the campus of Alcalá de Henares University. The main role of the new center is to develop a neuroscientific program to pass on to society the benefits of advances in knowledge, through transfers of technology to national and regional health services.
 
The Institute has a total built surface of 21,600m2 with a construction budget of 30,873,623.18 euros. These buildings, the Polytechnic and the “Tecnoalcala” Scientific-Technical park, are the interaction axis in which the development program will integrate in the areas of Cellular, Molecular and Development Neurobiology, and Functional and Systems Neurobiology.
 
These installations are protected with the EUROSONDELCO gas measuring and detection system, which includes gas detectors for Oxygen (O2), and explosive gas detectors for Hydrogen (H) and Acetilene (C2H2). All equipment has been designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

BUYAKA COMPLEX – ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Complejo Buyaka

October 2011. CO detection in underground parking in Istanbul.

 

The Buyaka complex, built in Istanbul’s Asian side, with a budget of 300 million dollars, is one of the capital’s most ambitious projects.
 
The complex is divided into three main areas; a commercial center – Buyaka shopping center- over a surface of 106.000m2 and with 135 shopping premises, an office building with a surface covering 21.000m2 and residential towers with 380 apartments, with a gigantic sport center – Marte Athletic Club – including spas, indoor swimming pool and artificial ski slope.
 
It has wide underground parking spaces protected by the DURAN 203 PLUS Carbon Monoxide measuring and detection system, manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

MONTGROS TUNNEL. CATALONIA, SPAIN

Montgros

 

September 2011. CO, NO2 and Air control in tunnel.

 
The double tunnel at Montgros is part of the C-15 stretch between Vilanova y la Geltrú and Vilafranca del Penedès. It is a 13 kilometer stretch with dual carriageway characteristics with two lanes in each direction. The tunnel – which has already been built – has two tubes, one for each direction. The first has a length of 1,593 meters and is 12 meters wide, and the second, parallel to this, is a little longer – 1,606 meters -.
 
These two new passes will be integrated in the new C-15 road from its link with the C-32 highway, near the locality of Sant Pere de Ribes, up to the northern link of Canyelles with the C-15b. The tunnels are connected with each other by three galleries to ease evacuation in case of an emergency. Once drilling work has been finished, lighting, ventilation and environmental control have been installed, as well as signs and security & control systems.
 

For air quality control and CO and NO2 detection, equipment manufactured and/or distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA has been installed in the tunnel, such as opacimeters and anemometers.
 
 

INSTITUTE OF REFRIGERATION, MADRID, SPAIN

August 2011. Toxic gas detection in Madrid.

The Institute of Refrigeration, which belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is situated in the Madrid University Campus. It was created in 1951 with the name Experimental Center of Refrigeration to answer the research needs of various sectors of the Spanish refrigeration industry.
 
Gradually throughout the last thirty years it has extended its field of research to include food science and technology. The Institute of Refrigeration is recognized by its clients as a reference center that centers its efforts in continuous improvement towards achieving high levels of quality and excellence in its management activities, investigation projects and services that constitute its mission as a CSIC investigation center.
 
Its premises are protected by the EUROSONDELCO gas measuring and detection system, including toxic gas detectors for oxygen (O2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO). All products have been manufactured and designed by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

 
 

COSTANERA CENTER BUILDING COMPLEX IN SANTIAGO, CHILE

Complejo inmobiliario Costanera Center

August 2011. CO and explosive gas detection in Chile.

 
Costanera Center is a building complex located in the neighborhood of Providencia, in Santiago, Chile. It is a complex of four buildings located in the intersection of the avenues Andrés Bello and Nueva Tajamar. Its central building, the Gran Costanera Tower, has a total area of 128,000m2 and is 300 meters high including the spiral. With these measurements, Costanera Center includes the highest skyscraper in the country, the second highest in Latin America, and the second in the Southern Hemisphere (after the Q1 Tower in Australia). Towers 1, 3 and 4 have, respectively, a height of 170, 170 and 109 meters.
 
The building complex includes a shopping center and five star hotels. Three of the four buildings are destined to house offices. The shopping center takes up seven storeys with a total of 300 commercial venues. It includes two hypermarkets with 15000m2 each, multistores, a food court with a panoramic view holding up to two thousand people, an Aventura Center amusement park and 14 cinema screens. To this is added a 5 storey underground parking facility with a capacity for 4,500 vehicles.
 
The underground car park is protected by the EUROSONDELCO carbon monoxide measuring and detection system. The complex also includes DURTEX HC PRO explosive gas detectors. All this equipment has been designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.

  

NEW ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION CENTER, LA CORUÑA, SPAIN

CICA, La Coruña

July 2011. CO and O2 detection in car park and laboratories of CICA.

 

The Advanced Scientific Investigation Center ( CICA in Spanish) is a new building next to the Technological park of the University of Coruña, and is situated next to the Center for Investigation of Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC). The new construction has a total built surface of 4,900 m2, divided into two blocks of buildings, one with two floors and the other with four, with both sharing the lower floor and an underground level.
 
The underground level of the CICA is dedicated to a car park and storage area, and communicates directly with the CITIC building. In the lower floor it is planned to include the administration and control services, a seminar room, a cafeteria and a number of middle sized laboratories that will also take over the first floor of the smaller building. In the remaining floors the rest of the laboratories will be installed, among which one with special security against explosions and another dedicated to nuclear investigation stand out.
 
The underground car park is protected with the DURAN 203 PLUS CO detection and measuring system, and the laboratories by the SIEMENS CC62P system alongside electrochemical sensor oxygen detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA and supplied to Siemens worldwide.
 
 

GAS DEPOSITS IN CAMISEA, PERÚ

Estación de bombeo de Camisea – Perú.

June 2011. Explosive gas detection in the Camisea pumping station – Peru.

 
An exploration in a 2 million hectare lot, in the southern part of the Ucayali basin, has allowed for the discovery of two non-associated natural gas deposits in the Camisea area, which were named San Martín and Cashiriari. These are situated 500 kilometers to the east of Lima, in the Amazon jungle. Since this discovery different options for their development have been studied, with an initial plan finally approved for natural gas exploitation and transport of dry gas and liquefied natural gas to Peru’s central coast in order to supply the fuel to its internal market.
 
Installations have been designed for an initial production of 9 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, with the module equipment being designed in such a way that if production of natural gas increased with new development wells, new processing modules would be added both in Malvinas (Camisea) and in Pisco. The gas pipes will have an approximate length of 680 km to Lima and 500 km to Pisco, and will have to go through selvatic areas and over the Andes up to 4500 meters, to finally descend towards the coast.
 
These gas deposits are protected with the SIEMENS CC62P explosive gas measuring and detection system – designed and produced by DURAN ELECTRONICA for SIEMENS worldwide – and DURTEX-X exproof explosive gases detectors for butane and natural gas.
 
 

ARGUIS – MONREPOS TUNNEL. ARAGON, SPAIN

Arguis-Monrepos

June 2011. CO, NO2, detection and air quality control in tunnel.

 

The new tunnel at Monrepós has been built with the intention of turning into a dual highway the present road between Nueno and Jaca (N-330). The underground pass, almost 3 Km. long, will provide service to vehicles driving toward the Pyrenees, while the existing two tunnels will take on exclusively with traffic going towards Huesca.

 
The separation of this prepyrenaic port will become one of the most singular works of the Somport-Sagunto highway due to its technical complexity. The higher stretch of Monrepós-Caldearenas is only 4.1 kilometers long, but includes the 2.9 kilometer tunnel, four viaducts and a smaller tunnel connecting with the present road.

 
For air quality control and gas detection in this tunnel DURAN ELECTRONICA manufactured and/ or distributed products have been installed, including CO and NO2 detectors, opacimeters and anemometers.

 
 

AVENUE MALL SHOPPING CENTER IN OSIJEK, CROATIA

Centro Comercial Avenue Mall, Osijek.

May 2011. CO detection in underground car park in Croatia.

 
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 150.000 inhabitants. It is the largest city and cultural and economic center of the Eastern region of Slavonia, as well as the administrative center of the County of Osijek-Baranja. It is located on the right shore of the Drava river, 25 kms above its geographic confluence with the Danube, at an elevation of 94 m.
 
The Avenue Mall shopping center – inaugurated on March 2011 – occupies a surface of 40.000m2 and includes various amenities such as bowling alleys, bars, restaurants, play areas for children and fashion shops, offering in a single area more than 50 different brands. It also has the most modern movie theaters in Croatia.
 
It includes an underground car park with a capacity for 1,200 vehicles, which is protected by the DURAN 203 PLUS carbon monoxide detection and measurement system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

NEW OPERATIONS CENTER FOR MUNICIPAL BUSES – ENTREVIAS, MADRID, SPAIN

Cocheras E.M.T. Entrevías MADRID

May 2011. Explosive gas detection.

 

In Madrid, buses from the Municipal Bus Company using compressed natural gas will now be able to refuel in the Entrevías Operations Center. The City Council will carry out a series of improvements in this center that will allow the resupplying of up to one hundred buses with this kind of fuel. The estimated cost for these works will be of 3,474,698.51 euros.
 
Work will consist of the assembly and installation of natural gas compression stations capable of receiving gas from the grid and compress it so as to allow buses to refuel in less than 4 minutes. This installation will include the compressors, a measuring and regulating station, storage bottles, transformers and an emergency power generator. Three new natural gas pumps will be added to the existing refueling area in this Operations Center.
 
Also, workshop areas will be adapted to work with natural gas buses, as right now there are no specific areas for repairing these types of buses in the Entrevías Center.
 
The new natural gas refueling facility is protected by the EUROSONDELCO explosive gas detection and measuring system – designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA – and by DURTEX-X HC PRO (NATURAL GAS/METHANE) exproof explosive gas detectors.

  

UNDERGROUND CAR PARK – KERAMIKOS AREA, ATHENS

Keramikos-Atenas

April 2011. CO detection in underground car park.

 

In Keramikos, Athens, a 5 story underground car park is being built, using existing previous excavations.
 
Initially ground was excavated for the construction of the Keramikos underground station, but due to problems related to the alignment of the line underneath the archaeological area of Keramikos, the project was abandoned.
 
Taking into account that the area had already been excavated, the Ministry for Environment, Planning and Public Works made a decision to use the existing excavations, creating an underground car park with 5 levels. Within the scope of this project a provision for a reconfiguration of the area is included, covering around 9,000m2.
 
The underground car park is protected by the SIEMENS CC62P system with electrochemical sensor detectors, which is supplied by DURAN ELECTRONICA to SIEMENS worldwide.
 
 

NEW CAR PARKS IN SERRANO STREET, MADRID, SPAIN

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March 2011. CO detection in car parks.

 

Madrid City Council has inaugurated the new car parks in Serrano Street, between Alcalá and Hermanos Becquer Streets. In total the three car parks amount to 3,297 parking spaces, which are divided between 2,136 for residents, 188 for small businesses and 947 rotating. 72 of them will be reserved for disabled persons (24 per car park).
 
The new car parks at Serrano cover a total surface of 90,000 m2 divided in 4 levels by car park, and are equipped with the most modern systems in licence plate reading, guiding vehicles to rotating spaces and carbon monoxide detection.
 
Along with the building of the car parks, the project has also included reforms in the street at surface level. Thus, pedestrian areas have been doubled, two new lanes for public transport included (one for buses and another for taxis, both also used by motorbikes) and a 2.3 km bicycle lane built.
 
For this important new infrastructure the EUROSONDELCO CO detection system, manufactured and distributed by DURAN ELECTRONICA, has been selected and installed.
 
 

RAILWAY TUNNEL FROM CHAMARTIN STATION TO BARAJAS AIRPORT T-4 TERMINAL, MADRID, SPAIN

March 2011. Toxic and explosive gas detection in tunnel.

 
The new line between Chamartin station and the T-4 terminal will be 8.8 kms long. The opening of this line allows a direct connection between Chamartin train station and the T-4 terminal of the Madrid-Barajas International Airport.
 
Along the new route there will be three new local train service stations: Manoteras, Valdevebas and Barajas T-4. In total, more than 161.7 million euros have been assigned towards its construction. The new line will allow travelling time to the airport to be shortened. Thus, travelling time between the high speed train stations of Chamartin and Atocha, and the T-4 terminal of Madrid-Barajas airport will be of 10 and 24 minutes respectively. Also, the trip from Madrid city center (Puerta del Sol) to T-4 terminal will now take 22 minutes.
 
The new tunnel is protected by the EUROSONDELCO gas detection and measuring system, with carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen (O2) detectors, and DURTEX detectors for explosive gases. All these have been designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

SULPHURIC ACID PLANT IN MEJILLONES, CHILE

Sulphuric Acid Plant

February 2011. Toxic gas detection in the Pacific Coast.

 
In Mejillones, 65 km from the city of Antofagasta in Northern Chile, a new sulphuric acid plant has entered service, designed to produce more than 600,000 tons of sulphuric acid, as well as approximately 24MW of electricity.
 
Although the main use for sulphuric acid is mainly in the fertilizer industry, in this case it will be used by the local metallurgical industry. Its consumption in copper mining has increased in the last few years because of it being used in a number of processes in the production of this mineral.
 
The new sulphuric acid production plant is protected by the EUROSONDELCO toxic and explosive gas detection and measuring system and SO2 detectors, all designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

TORREJON HOSPITAL IN MADRID, SPAIN

Torrejon Hospital

January 2011. CO detection in the new hospital of Torrejón.

 

In Torrejón a new hospital is being built over the area known as Soto del Henares. This new medical infrastructure includes four blocks (technical, hospitalization, consultations and installations) and incorporates innovative technological criteria for sustainability and comfort, using renewable energies and bioclimatic architecture.
 
This project has a budget of 139 million euros for new construction and the remodeling of an existing specialties center. It has a surface of 60,000m2 and 14,920m2 of parking space.
 
The underground car park will be protected by the DURAN 203 PLUS carbon monoxide detection and measurement system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.
 
 

REGIONAL MINISTRIES BUILDING IN MERIDA, SPAIN

January 2011. CO detection in ministries building in Merida.

 
The Extremadura regional government opens a new administrative seat that will house the regional ministries of Health and Consumer Affairs, Public Works, Rural Development, Social Benefits, Culture and Education. The building, situated in the Merida III Millenium Regional Interest Project, will be finished by the second semester of 2011 and will have enough space to house some 1,500 workers. It will also include many innovative systems to achieve energy savings and efficiencies.
 

The building will be built on a surface of 62,975m2 and will include a 10,100m2 car park divided in two levels with a capacity for 630 parking spaces. Building operations for this project have an allocated budget of 73,902,744 euros.
 
The underground car park will be protected by the DURAN 203 PLUS carbon monoxide detection and measurement system, designed and manufactured by DURAN ELECTRONICA.