News

  • 2017-08-07

    IFAB contracted by 4 water mist manufacturers in 2017

    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.

  • 2017-07-12

    IFAB tested an aragonite fire extinguishing system for high-speed train

    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.

  • 2017-05-24

    Smoke tests for Italian train manufacturer

    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.

  • 2017-05-19

    Fire safety consultancy for Hotel Villa Monte Vino

    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.

  • 2017-03-14

    Fire safety concept for an apartment house with 16 residential units in Teltow, Brandenburg

    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.

  • 2017-02-15

    Smoke extraction simulations for two underground stations in Germany

    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.

  • 2017-01-25

    Smoke detection tests in Australia

    IFAB carried out smoke detection tests according to ARGE guideline in Brisbane, Australia. The successful testing was part of the train’s type approval.

  • 2017-01-20

    Extensive smoke and fire tests for a large German Railway Provider

    IFAB carried out extensive smoke and fire tests for a large German Railway Provider to assess the efficiency of a fire and smoke detection system to be used in underground railway stations. For those tests IFAB prepared a mock-up scenario which resembled a large underground train station as well as 2 trains.

  • 2016-12-09

    Efficiency of a high pressure water mist fire-fighting system tested and proved

    IFAB successfully carried out a series of fire tests for a large train manufacturer in Montreal, Canada. The purpose of the tests was to demonstrate the efficiency of a high pressure water mist fire-fighting system as a new alternative approach to enhance fire safety in trains.

  • 2016-12-09

    Fire tests on a large 1:1 transformer mock-up transformer successful

    For the second time, IFAB successfully completed a series of fire tests on a large transformer. These tests were carried out to prove the efficiency of a water based fixed fire-fighting system. Therefore, a large 1:1 transformer mock-up was reconstructed.