IFAB – Insti­tute for applied fire safe­ty research

IFAB is a spe­cial­ized fire con­sul­tan­cy, research and engi­neer­ing office with the head­quar­ter locat­ed in Berlin, Ger­many. We work inter­na­tion­al­ly and advise, design, plan and sim­u­late for installers, builders, insur­ance com­pa­nies, author­i­ties and sub­con­trac­tors of engi­neer­ing offices. Beside the clas­sic fire safe­ty con­sul­tan­cy work, such as fire safe­ty con­cepts, exper­tise ser­vice and fire safe­ty plan­ning, our experts deal with ques­tions and solu­tions that are not cov­ered by the nor­mal tech­nol­o­gy stan­dards. IFAB has knowl­edge of the state of art and has a back­ground that is strong­ly rely­ing on exper­i­men­tal fire test­ing, which dis­tin­guish­es us from most oth­er fire con­sul­tan­cy and engi­neer­ing offices. We are spe­cial­ized in indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions, rolling stock, road/rail tun­nels and metro sta­tions. Addi­tion­al­ly we have become experts with new alter­na­tive fuels such as lithi­um ion bat­ter­ies.

WHY IS IFAB DIFFERENT?

We are spe­cial­ized in fire pro­tec­tion research, test­ing and con­sult­ing. IFAB knows fire in prac­tice and is there­fore dif­fer­ent from oth­er orga­ni­za­tions that only design on a the­o­ret­i­cal basis. Our approach is to utilise the infor­ma­tion we have col­lect­ed from numer­ous fire tests to ensure the most effec­tive fire safe­ty solu­tions tech­ni­cal­ly. Results from CFD sim­u­la­tions are val­i­dat­ed by our vast exper­i­men­tal data base.

IFAB is an accred­it­ed test lab­o­ra­to­ry accord­ing to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03.

The com­pa­ny mis­sion is to pro­vide inno­v­a­tive and effec­tive fire pro­tec­tion ser­vices to clients at rea­son­able cost. IFAB is eager for chal­lenges; the tougher the request from a client, the more deter­mined IFAB is to solve it:

  • We are ASKING
  • We are ANALYSING
  • We are ANSWERING

OUR SOLUTIONS IN:

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NEWS

  • 2022-11-15 13:00
  • Fire tests to eval­u­ate pro­tec­tion of tests cells with Li-ion-bat­ter­ies for elec­tric vehi­cles

  • IFAB was con­tract­ed to car­ry out fire tests for the pro­tec­tion of a test cells with Li-ion-bat­ter­ies for elec­tric vehi­cles to approve a high-pres­­sure water mist sys­tem.

  • 2022-11-05 12:30
  • Aerosol approval tests for a rail car accord­ing to EN50553

  • IFAB car­ried out fire tests to approve an aerosol extin­guish­ing sys­tem in cab­i­nets of a rail car accord­ing to EN 50553.

  • 2022-10-20 09:15
  • Fire tests with ener­gy stor­age con­tain­ers – Li-ion-bat­ter­ies

  • IFAB car­ried out fire tests for the pro­tec­tion of ener­gy stor­age con­tain­ers with Li-ion-bat­ter­ies

  • 2022-09-23 15:00
  • Devel­op­ing a fire safe­ty con­cept for a lead­ing com­pa­ny in bat­tery recy­cling

  • IFAB was tasked to devel­op a fire safe­ty con­cept for the con­ver­sion of a build­ing and for a new build­ing to dis­man­tle, process and recy­cle Li-Ion Bat­ter­ies (Nick­el­hütte Aue).