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:
- 2022-06-07 11:43
Fire detection system validated through hot smoke tests carried out in a school-building in Wetzlar
IFAB has again been asked by Goethe-Schule in Wetzlar to carry out hot smoke tests to validate the flawless functionality of the installed fire detection system in the new school-building. The tests became necessary because some of the smoke detectors installed in the ceiling were partially covered by newly suspended ceilings.
- 2022-01-27 08:39
Free burn fire tests of a rail vehicle to validate numerical simulation methods
IFAB completed free burn fire tests of a complete rail vehicle as a base to validate numerical simulation methods. IFAB’s responsibility was to develop the testing method with the measurement system, carry out all measurements, HRR calculations (by different methods) and reporting of the test results.
- 2021-09-13 15:57
IFAB is honorary sponsor of the 20th IWMC in Warsaw in October 2021
The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has announced that IWMC 2021 (the 20th International Water Mist Conference 2021) will take place on 27th and 28th October 2021. The venue will be Warsaw, Poland, the conference will be held in the Regent Warsaw Hotel. As in the previous years, IFAB will be an honorary sponsor of … Continue reading IFAB is honorary sponsor of the 20th IWMC in Warsaw in October 2021
- 2021-05-31 11:17
Design fire curves for BVG, Berlin
IFAB was contracted by the Berlin public transport system (BVG) to create a design fire curve for the metro vehicle types H and HK (large and small profile). This developed curve is used as a design fire curve for the smoke and evacuation simulations in all BVG stations in the future. The design fire curve … Continue reading Design fire curves for BVG, Berlin