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SUVEREN fire test preparations entering final stage
After months of planning, the SUVEREN fire tests are finally getting closer with the first test scheduled to start by the end of March. The whole programme includes real-scale testing of both new energy carries (NEC) themsselves as well as passenger car-like fires. The cooperation with a German battery manufacturer resulted in a number of Li-Ion traction batteries that will be tested in the case of thermal runaway. The acquisition of a portable FTIR device will allow the analysis of the emitted gas species in a very detailed way, especially in terms of large-scale fire testing. As the aim of the project is increasing the safety in underground facilities, suppression tests using different fixed firefighting systems will be investigated regarding their performance when it comes to NEC fires. The data gained during the fire tests will lead to a better and deep understanding of NEC fire risks and behaviour and will provide first hand validation data for the planned fire simulation that will be performed both with commercial CFD codes as well as with the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). The whole consortium is looking forward to the start of the fire tests and to see where the months of planning have lead.
Research and Development in Fire Protection
New Energy Carriers in Vehicles
Current Research Project
The research project "SUVEREN" (Safety of New Energy Carrier Vehicles in Underground Infrastructure Facilities) investigates the influence of new energy carriers (e.g. batteries or hydrogen) on current safety- and fire protection requirements. One main focus is the exposure to needed materials and substances, for example hydrofluric acid, by considering the complete value chain (production, storage, logistics, vehicles in public spaces, infrastructure). With different scenarios the project analyses existing safety concepts and evaluates new risks.
FOGTEC is working with its cooperation partners BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Management) and STUVA e.V. (Research Association for Tunnels and Transportation Facilities).
Associated Partners are DB Service&Station GmbH, the Municipal Fire Brigade of Munich as well as the french research institutes INERIS and CETU.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Overview Research Projects
fire protection research
FOGTEC is a key partner when it comes to important research projects in the area of tunnel safety. For instance, FOGTEC is taking part in the research project SUVEREN, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and has acted as a project partner and made major contributions to the FIT, UPTUN, Eurotunnel, Dartford, SOLIT and SOLIT2 projects.
FOGTEC engineers are worldwide experts for full scale fire tests. Large tests often are required to guarantee reliability of a system.
FOGTEC fire fighting systems in use
FOGTEC fire fighting systems are in use worldwide. We have been involved in major construction projects – ranging from one of the tallest buildings in the world to an outstanding underwater tunnel – for many years now. In addition, FOGTEC ensures fire safety and protection for trains on virtually every continent and has safeguarded against a multitude of demanding risks in various industry sectors. You can find a selection of our references here.
FOGTEC fire safety worldwide
how to find us
With four representative offices and more than 45 system partners, FOGTEC has a truly global presence. All projects are managed and system partners supported from our headquarters in Cologne.
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For us, the satisfaction of our customers has utmost priority. Do you have questions about maintenance or fixings? FOGTEC provides an around-the-clock service. Our service team is on hand for your queries at all times. In addition, our global network of specially trained, authorised system partners ensures optimum customer support.