IFAB has carried out for and together with N2 Global a series of fire tests using various N2 Global fire extinguishing systems. Nitrogen was used as the extinguishing agent. The test scenarios were developed and implemented in close collaboration with N2 Global.
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IFAB has carried out fire tests for one of the leading water mist manufacturers according to ARGE part II:2018 and UNI 11565:2016. High pressure water mist systems were tested in order to approve its efficiency in passenger areas for rolling stock. IFAB is specifically accredited for the application of such guidelines in fire tests.
IFAB carried out a seminar about the application of the norm EN45545 regulations for a company specialized on plastics railway vehicles.
IFAB developed a fire extinguishing concept for a grain storage in Hobrechtsfelde near Berlin that functions as an exhibition room and a technical museum.
IFAB has extended its services to the automobile industry by being able to carry out fire resistance tests of car batteries according to: • GB/T 31467.3, Lithium-ion traction battery pack and system for electric vehicles – Part 3: Safety requirements and test methods • E/ECE/324/Rev.2/Add.99/Rev.2, Annex 8E, Fire Resistance.
IFAB successfully carried out smoke tests according to ARGE – Part 1. The tested new funicular vehicles are operating inside a tunnel to mountain Carmelit (in operation since 1959).
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IFAB will carry out large scale fire tests with lithium-ion batteries as a contractor in the SUVEREN research project (Safety of City Underground Structures due to the use of New Energy Carriers). More information about SUVEREN can be found on the website www.suveren-nec.info/.
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IFAB carried out a seminar about the application of the norm NFPA 130 regulations for a company specialized in opening buttons for road and railway vehicles.
IFAB was officially nominated to participate in the ARGE-Guideline committee for rolling stock.
IFAB was contracted to carry out a CFD assessment to optimize the fire detection system for a road tunnel in the U.A.E. The linear heat detection technology was provided by the UK based company.
IFAB completed a series of fire tests in order to demonstrate the performance of onboard fire suppression system according to ARGE guideline to be used in the Carmelit underground.
IFAB has recently finished fire risk analysis for several rail projects. The latest project, related to a regional train, was delivered to Stadler (Switzerland) in October.
Max Lakkonen, senior manager of IFAB, was selected to the technical committee of NFPA130 (Rail & Metro). This further improves the use of IFAB’s special knowledge in rail market as a benefit to international standards. He previously has served already in the technical committees of NFPA502 and NFPA750.
IFAB’s special knowledge of active firefighting systems is appreciated by many water mist manufacturers. IFAB has carried out fire tests for four different water mist manufacturers in 2017. The tested applications cover rail, buildings and industrial risks.
IFAB carried out successful validation tests for an argonite fire extinguishing system protecting parts of an engine room and to secure driver protection and evacuation in case of fire of a Scandinavian high-speed train. This was the first time for IFAB testing respective fire extinguishing medium in this application.
IFAB has successfully completed a series of smoke tests for the Italian train manufacturer FIREMA. The tests were carried out according to the ARGE guideline in order to test a fire detection system in a modified vehicle.
IFAB was contracted to put into practice the fire safety concept for the historically important Hotel Villa Monte Vino in Potsdam. New safety measures were implemented as part of the approval procedure.
- 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