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.
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.
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
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
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).
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.