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
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- 2023-02-15 13:03
Sign up for our Webinar on ESS-Fire protection, 22nd March 2023 at 03.00 pm !
IFAB Webinar: ESS Fire protection – Fire test results and design guidance Speaker: Max Lakkonen Topics: – Different firefighting technologies (fire test results – nitrogen, aerosol, water mist), – Challenges and possibilities with detection technologies, – Design guidance / White-paper on stationary ESS protection (SUVEREN Storage project), – Questions & Answers Interested? Register here: Webinar … Continue reading Sign up for our Webinar on ESS-Fire protection, 22nd March 2023 at 03.00 pm !
- 2022-11-15 13:00
Fire tests to evaluate protection of tests cells with Li-ion-batteries for electric vehicles
IFAB was contracted to carry out fire tests for the protection of a test cells with Li-ion-batteries for electric vehicles to approve a high-pressure water mist system.
- 2022-11-05 12:30
Aerosol approval tests for a rail car according to EN50553
IFAB carried out fire tests to approve an aerosol extinguishing system in cabinets of a rail car according to EN 50553.
- 2022-10-20 09:15
Fire tests with energy storage containers – Li-ion-batteries
IFAB carried out fire tests for the protection of energy storage containers with Li-ion-batteries