IntroductionWho We Are

Cantene was founded in 2007 by 5 professors of the Energy Department at Torino Politecnico and two engineering companies based in Torino and specialized in the design of mechanical and electrical equipments for infrastructure and tertiary sites.

Cantene is an I3P company. I3P is the incubator of innovative technological enterprises in Torino.

Cantene is the distributor of Thunderhead Engineering solutions for the Italian market: Pyrosim and Pathfinder.

Cantene is specialized in numerical code in the field of :

  • Fire Engineering
  • Thermal Science applied to ventilation and energy plants
SkillsHow Good We Are
  • Tunnel Ventilation System Design
  • 1D Analyses
  • CFD Analyses
  • Smoke Control – Pollutants dilution
  • Pedestrian Flows
  • Risk Analysis
What We DoWhat We Can

Cantene is specialized in the use of numerical codes in the field of Fire Engineering and, more in general, of the Thermal Science applied to ventilation and energy plants.

Cantene specialists work in multidisciplinary teams of architects, civil and mechanical engineers taking value added in the design solutions sharing the advantages of a performance based approach.

Cantene experience is focus on fire engineering projects in confined spaces: tunnel, metro. Cantene shareholders started their professional activity analyzing Monte Bianco incident.

Executive TeamOur professionals
Michele Fronterrè / General Manager
Michele is an entrepreneur. He founded Cantene in 2007 at I3P (incubator of techno-logical enterprises at Torino Politecnico).
Michele developed the Italian market of Fire Engineering services creating relationships with the main contractors in infrastructure and advanced tertiary market segment.
Cantene has an international presence. Cantene has been involving from Salini Impregilo, ASTS Hitachi Rail in many metro projects.
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Paolo D'Angella / FSE and aerodinamic and fire tunnel specialist
Paolo has particular experience in Fluid Dynamics, Fire and Smoke modeling, Evacuation modeling and Tunnel Ventilation.

Paolo has worked on a wide range of multidisciplinary projects providing fire engineering solutions. He is an expert of 1D analysis using SES SW. He also has de-veloped sobroutine of Whitesmoke a 1D code developed by Cantene.

In last 8 years, Paolo was involved as 1D and CFD specialist in many fire engineering projects:
• Metro: Line 3,4 in Copenhagen (Dk), Line 6 in San Paolo (Brazil), Line C - Roma, Line 2 Lima (Perù);
• Road Tunnels: Frejus, Autopista AVO I, AVO II sectors (Santiago Chile), Visnove,

Main consulting services are: Life Safety, 1D – CFD analysis, Egress
Main std: NFPA 101, 130, 92B, British Std, Italian std

Elena Caccherano / FSE Specialist
Elena has particular experience in Fluid Dynamics, Fire and Smoke modeling, Evacuation modeling.

Elena has worked on a wide range of multidisciplinary projects providing fire engineering solutions. She is an expert of CFD analyses using FDS and of agent based simulator for pedestrian analysis as Pathfinder.

In last 5 years, Elena was involved as CFD specialist in many fire engineering projects:
• Westfield shopping mall in Milan
• Caselle shopping mall
• UNIPOL tower in MIlan (MCA architects)
• Roma FC stadium
• COOP - Carrefour ipermarkets
• Residential and commercial parking
• Industrial plant

Main consulting services are: Life Safety, CFD analysis, Egress
Main std: NFPA 101, 130, 92B, British Std, Italian std

Rugiada Scozzari / aerodinamic and fire tunnel specialist
Rugiada has particular experience in Fluid Dynamics, Fire and Smoke modeling and Tunnel Ventilation.

Rugiada has an extensive experience in 1D analysis: Ida Tunnel and SES environments.

In last 5 years, Rugiada was involved as 1D and CFD specialist in many fire engineering projects:
• Metro: Line 3,4 in Copenhagen (Dk), Line 6 in San Paolo (Brazil), Line 2 Lima (Perù);
• Road Tunnels: Frejus, AVO II sectors (Autopista in Santiago Chile)

Recently she was involved in a lot of big crowd dynamic projects supporting the safety plan through quantitative analysis developed through agent-based simulator: Venice and Ivrea Carnival, pop concerts, parades.

Main consulting services are: Life Safety, 1D – CFD analysis, Egress
Main std: NFPA 101, 130, 92B, British Std, Italian std

Ines Cilenti / FSE Specialist
Ines attended MASTER in FSE at Lund University where she closed her path of study with a thesis on crowd dynamics .

She has also an extensive experience in smoke control design and fire protection for civil and industrial sites.
Recently she is working in the re-construction of Piazza San Carlo stampede occurred in Torino 3 June 2017
Main consulting services are: Life Safety, CFD analysis, Egress
Main std: NFPA 101, 130, 92B, British Std, Italian std

Scientific CommitteeThe Academic Board
Romano Borchiellini / Full Professor Energia Dpt. Politecnico Torino
Marco Masoero / Full Professor Energia Dpt. Politecnico Torino
Vittorio Verda / Full Professor Energia Dpt. Politecnico Torino
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