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

  • 2020-11-13 15:47
  • IFAB re-accred­it­ed to revised ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03!

  • IFAB was re-accred­it­ed accord­ing to the revised ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03 for the proof of the effec­tive­ness of water-based fire fight­ing sys­tems by fire tests for rolling stock (rail vehi­cles), indus­tri­al plants, pub­lic places, store rooms, engine and machin­ery spaces, tun­nel- and trans­port infra­struc­ture sys­tems as well as high-volt­age bat­ter­ies and the exper­i­men­tal deter­mi­na­tion of design fire … Con­tin­ue read­ing IFAB re-accred­it­ed to revised ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03!

  • 2020-10-20 11:38
  • Hot Smoke tests in a school in Wet­zlar

  • In a new build­ing of the Goethe-Schule in Wet­zlar IFAB has car­ried out hot smoke tests to val­i­date the flaw­less func­tion­al­i­ty of the installed fire detec­tion sys­tem.  The tests became nec­es­sary because some of the smoke detec­tors installed in the ceil­ing were par­tial­ly cov­ered by new­ly sus­pend­ed ceil­ings.

  • 2020-07-30 12:30
  • Fire tests for N2 Glob­al

  • IFAB has car­ried out for and togeth­er with N2 Glob­al a series of fire tests using var­i­ous N2 Glob­al fire extin­guish­ing sys­tems. Nitro­gen was used as the extin­guish­ing agent. The test sce­nar­ios were devel­oped and imple­ment­ed in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with N2 Glob­al.

  • 2020-07-22 16:27
  • Fire tests accord­ing to ARGE part II:2018 und UNI 11565:2016

  • IFAB has car­ried out fire tests for one of the lead­ing water mist man­u­fac­tur­ers accord­ing to ARGE part II:2018 and UNI 11565:2016. High pres­sure water mist sys­tems were test­ed in order to approve its effi­cien­cy in pas­sen­ger areas for rolling stock. IFAB is specif­i­cal­ly accred­it­ed for the appli­ca­tion of such guide­lines in fire tests.