Sign up for our Webinar on ESS-Fire protection, 22nd March 2023 at 03.00 pm !
IFAB Webinar: ESS Fire protection – Fire test results and design guidance
Speaker: Max Lakkonen
- Different firefighting technologies (fire test results – nitrogen, aerosol, water mist),
- Challenges and possibilities with detection technologies,
- Design guidance / White-paper on stationary ESS protection (SUVEREN Storage project),
- Questions & Answers
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Fire tests to evaluate protection of tests cells with Li-ion-batteries for electric vehicles
IFAB was contracted to carry out fire tests for the protection of a test cells with Li-ion-batteries for electric vehicles to approve a high-pressure water mist system.
Aerosol approval tests for a rail car according to EN50553
IFAB carried out fire tests to approve an aerosol extinguishing system in cabinets of a rail car according to EN 50553.
Fire tests with energy storage containers - Li-ion-batteries
IFAB carried out fire tests for the protection of energy storage containers with Li-ion-batteries
Developing a fire safety concept for a leading company in battery recycling
IFAB was tasked to develop a fire safety concept for the conversion of a building and for a new building to dismantle, process and recycle Li-Ion Batteries (Nickelhütte Aue).
Fire safety concept for a rectifier plant of BVG (Berlin public transportation company)
IFAB has developed a fire safety concept for a buildung with a rectifier plant of the public transport company of Berlin (BVG) and started to conduct evaluation simulation for the BVG.
Fire Safety concept and smoke simulations for Berlin underground station Alexanderplatz (BVG)
IFAB was contracted for the fire safety concept and smoke simulations (CFD) for Berlin Alexanderplatz (BVG). The unique underground station is over 100 years old and one of the most complex public transportation hubs in Berlin. The work was carried out 2021-2022.
Fire safety plant concept review for an NPP
IFAB completed reviewing a fire safety plant concept for a nuclear power plant.
Fire tests with E-bikes
IFAB carried out fire tests in different applications of of bicycles with Li-ion batteries to determine a fire design curve (heat release rate, HHR), fire spread and influence of a water mist system
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, IWMA expect speakers from around the globe. The 1st conference day will be applications day and day two will mainly be dedicated to research and sciences.
A special highlight will be the bestowal of the IWMA Young Talent Award which, in 2022, will go to the author of the best master thesis. The winner will receive a prize money of 1,000 €, will be invited to the conference and will be granted a speaker slot to present his or her thesis.
An exhibition will run alongside the conference. Twelve companies have booked their tabletops already.
The conference webpage is live and tickets can be bought. Until 15th September, delegates can profit from the early bird period.
The conference webpage can be found here .
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 the event.
The conference webpage can be found here and the program has been published here.
Day one will as always be “Applications Day” and can be booked separately. Day two will mostly be dedicated to sciences and research. An exhibition will run alongside the event. The water mist conference is an annual event and the only event solely dedicated to the water mist technology.
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 is based on 4 different possible scenarios that all were simulated. The results of the most suitable scenario were chosen in order to create the final design curve.
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 scenarios by full scale fire tests: https://www.dakks.de/files/data/as/pdf/D-PL-19994-01-00e.pdf.
Hot Smoke tests in a school in Wetzlar
In a new building of the Goethe-Schule in Wetzlar IFAB has carried out hot smoke tests to validate the flawless functionality of the installed fire detection system. The tests became necessary because some of the smoke detectors installed in the ceiling were partially covered by newly suspended ceilings.
Fire tests for N2 Global
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.
Fire tests according to ARGE part II:2018 und UNI 11565:2016
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.
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.