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.
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:
- 2019-03-20 11:01
IFAB finalized the first stage of fire safety design for the Virgin Hyperloop One
IFAB was contracted for all fire safety designs for the first stage of the project. This included the POD design, tubes and related emergency infrastructure. The project was very comprehensive including the specification of suitable design standards, fire risk analysis, fire safety concepts and ventilation/evacuation studies. See http://www.hyperloop-one.com for further details.
- 2019-02-06 17:14
Smoke extraction simulations for underground stations in Berlin
IFAB currently is carrying out extensive CFD simulations to study the efficiency of smoke extraction system and evacuation conditions in several large underground stations in Berlin.
- 2019-01-28 15:10
Successful smoke detection tests for a subsystem supplier for rolling stock
IFAB has successfully carried out smoke detection tests according to ARGE Guidelines Part 1. in order to validate the correct positioning of the smoke detectors inside an engine room of rolling stock.
- 2018-10-15 00:16
Seminar according to EN45545
IFAB carried out a seminar about the application of the norm EN45545 regulations for a company specialized on plastics railway vehicles.