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:
- 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
- 2021-03-15 15:46
NFPA 130:2020 training for a Swiss client
IFAB carried out a training for a client in Switzerland with the following topic: NFPA 130:2020 (Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems).
- 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.