IFAB provides a full range of services, from fire risk analysis and feasibility studies to the commissioning of different fire protection systems and solutions. IFAB’s background is in fire testing and research. This ensures that the design methods used and solutions provided are technically and commercially optimised, providing the best value for clients.
The IFAB product portfolio includes the following services. A more detailed description of the services in different application areas can be found on their own pages, see Buildings&Industrial, Rail, Tunnels&Metro or Reliability Engineering.
FIRE AND SMOKE TESTING
To date IFAB’s team has carried out over 1800 full scale fire tests, and it carries out more tests every year. The product portfolio covers everything from small laboratory scale tests to full scale truck fires in tunnels. The IFAB team is also constantly carrying out smoke tests for various applications such as trains and metro stations. IFAB’s fire testing can comply with EN IEC/ISO 17025:2005.
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)
IFAB uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for modelling smoke behaviour and also to model the impact of fire suppression systems on fire and smoke. The major advantage offered by IFAB is its massive fire test database, which can be used for the validation of CFD models. IFAB also uses CFD for evaluating evacuation plans.
INDEPENDENT CHECKER AND FIRE INVESTIGATIONS
IFAB personnel are qualified to work as independent checkers and reviewers of fire safety designs. Fire investigations are also part of the service portfolio.
IFAB offers reliability engineering services. IFAB’s certified engineers can support clients in their product development and in the approval process. Alternatively, complete fire protection systems can be examined using for example RAM+S or LCC analysis.
TRAINING AND SEMINARS
IFAB organizes training sessions and seminars on a variety of fire fighting topics. Some training sessions are meant for a wider public, others are tailored to customer needs. Training sessions can be at the customer’s or at IFAB’s premises.