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:
- 2020-03-03 09:15
FIRE SAFETY CONCEPTS FOR UNDERGROUND STATIONS IN BERLIN
IFAB was authorised by the BVG to generate fire safety concepts of various underground stations in Berlin. This also includes a conduction of extensive CFD simulations to study the efficiency of smoke extracting and evacuation conditions.
- 2020-02-25 12:20
FIRE SAFETY CONSULTING ROLLING STOCK
In 2019, IFAB carried out fire safety concepts for new and refitted parts of rolling stock, guideline for an entire vehicle and functional assessments according to ARGE part 1 (by FDS) and part 2 (by fire tests). Further contracts in 2020 are indicating the increasing demand for fire safety in rolling stock and IFAB’s reputation … Continue reading FIRE SAFETY CONSULTING ROLLING STOCK
- 2020-02-06 15:20
WATER MIST APPROVAL FOR MACHINERY SPACE
IFAB was contracted by a water mist manufacturer to carry out fire tests for both a VDS and a FM approval according to FM 5560 Appendix E Machinery Space. Fire tests were conducted successfully together with RISE laboratories in Norway.
- 2020-01-14 07:10
In 2019, a few large fire test series were carried out in order to determine fire safety measures of Lithium-Ion batteries within the scope of a research project SUVEREN. Test series with traction batteries, wooden design fire loads and with CNG jet fires, with/ without firefighting of different agents were conducted in our test lab. … Continue reading SUVEREN RESEARCH