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Fire detec­tion sys­tem val­i­dat­ed through hot smoke tests car­ried out in a school-build­ing in Wet­zlar

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.

Free burn fire tests of a rail vehi­cle to val­i­date numer­i­cal sim­u­la­tion meth­ods

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.

IFAB is hon­orary spon­sor of the 20th IWMC in War­saw in Octo­ber 2021

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

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

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).

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!

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.

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

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.

SUVEREN RESEARCH

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 final­ized the first stage of fire safe­ty design for the Vir­gin Hyper­loop One

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.

Smoke extrac­tion sim­u­la­tions for under­ground sta­tions in Berlin

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.

NEWS

  • 2022-06-30 08:43
  • IFAB is once again hon­orary spon­sor of the water mist con­fer­ence IWMC!

  • 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!

  • 2022-06-07 11:43
  • Fire detec­tion sys­tem val­i­dat­ed through hot smoke tests car­ried out in a school-build­ing in Wet­zlar

  • 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.

  • 2022-01-27 08:39
  • Free burn fire tests of a rail vehi­cle to val­i­date numer­i­cal sim­u­la­tion meth­ods

  • 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.

  • 2021-09-13 15:57
  • IFAB is hon­orary spon­sor of the 20th IWMC in War­saw in Octo­ber 2021

  • 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