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 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 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.
For a client a fire safety concept was created for an apartment house with 16 residential units. The house is to be built in Teltow, Brandenburg.
Based on evacuation simulations, IFAB carried out extensive CFD simulations to study the smoke extraction situation regarding the smoke-free layer in two large underground stations in Germany.
IFAB carried out smoke detection tests according to ARGE guideline in Brisbane, Australia. The successful testing was part of the train’s type approval.