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FOGTEC Newsletter

June 2020

  • One of the most beautiful buildings in Aachen is being restored to its former glory
  • Tested in full scale fire tests: FOGTEC Low Pressure Water Spray System for Tunnels
  • Extension of the Stadler fleet in Sardinia
  • New UNIFE Presiding Board until 2023 with participation of FOGTEC

Historic Banking House, Aachen

Restoration of the listed building

The former banking house near the theatre in Aachen, Germany, is a new, exclusive office location in a prime city center location with a view of Aachen Cathedral. The building, which dates from 1910 and features neo-baroque and art nouveau elements, merges with the neighbouring new building to form an impressive mix of old and modern architecture. FOGTEC has developed a high-pressure water mist extinguishing system for parts of the building and is currently installing it. Particularly challenging in this project are the preservation of historic monuments and the ceiling height of 4 meters. For the water supply, a storage tank with 25m³ and a pump unit consisting of 3x 125l/min pumps were provided.

Low Pressure Water Spray System Test

FOGTEC Low Pressure Water Spray System for Tunnels

Tested in full scale fire tests

FOGTEC has designed and tested its state of the art Low Pressure Water Spray System for tunnels. The design complies with the requirements of NFPA 502 and the SOLIT Engineering Guideline. Full scale fire tests proved the effectiveness of the system for severe HGV fires. The tests have been carried out in compliance with Annex 7 of the SOLIT Guideline. The system consists of corrosion resistant pipework and nozzles, all of stainless steel, for a long lifetime in the tough tunnel environment. FOGTEC’s well-known remote service section valves allow for highest system availability at lowest maintenance costs. There is no extra intervention in the tunnel for maintenance purposes required.

Low pressure systems are an option especially for shorter tunnels. For longer tunnels, high pressure water mist systems are more favorable due to low water consumption and reduced pipework sizes. Further information will be published soon.


Sardinian local trains

Stadler again relies on FOGTEC’s high-end solution

The newest generation of fire protection solutions from FOGTEC was awarded by Stadler to equip the next generation of tailor made platform solution for the Italian market. With this contract for 6 trains for Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti, the total fleet of Stadler trains in Sardinia with FOGTEC system onboard will increase to 15 DMUs. Already in 2015, FOGTEC was awarded by Stadler to deliver the well-proven solution Series 3000 for the Sardinian trains. With Series 5000, our newest generation of fire protection systems, FOGTEC sets another milestone in the long history of fire protection solutions by FOGTEC on the Italian market.

New UNIFE Presiding Board until 2023 with participation of FOGTEC

Virtual election of UNIFE Presiding Board

In the first online General Assembly in the history of UNIFE (Association of the European Rail Supply Industry), the new Presidium was elected on 25 June in the presence of more than 100 participants. Roger-André Dirksmeier, FOGTEC Managing Director for Rail Systems, was confirmed as a member of the Presiding Committee for the next three years as a representative for medium-sized companies. Congratulations and good luck!

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