The members of the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) have discussed and decided: The 21st International Water Mist Conference will take place in Madrid, Spain. The conference dates will be 9th and 10th November 2022. The conference venue will be the Elba Madrid Alcalá Hotel. On 1st July, the conference programme will be published. Again, … Continue reading IFAB is once again honorary sponsor of the water mist conference IWMC!
posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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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.
posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
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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.
posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2022
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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
posted on Monday, September 13th, 2021
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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
posted on Monday, May 31st, 2021
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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).
posted on Monday, March 15th, 2021
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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!
posted on Friday, November 13th, 2020
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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.
posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
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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
posted on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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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.
posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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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
posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
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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 https://virginhyperloop.com/ for further details.
posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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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.
posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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