FIRE CONFERENCE

Vth International Conference

MODERN TRENDS OF FIRE PROTECTION

IN ROLLING STOCK

 

The 5th International Conference "Modern trends of fire protection in rolling stock" with the Exhibition "The modern and safe equipment of rolling stock" took place on May 10-11, 2022. The conference was held under the Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Infrastructure and the President of the Office of Rail Transport and the President of the Rail Industry Fire Association (RIFA). The first day of the Conference was organized at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw at Jerozolimskie 65/79 Street, the second day at the Railway Research Institute, Chłopickiego 50 Street.

The media patronage over the Conference was provided by the following journals: Raport Kolejowy, Wolna Droga, Kurier Kolejowy as well as German Cargo-Manager Journal and Rail & Mobility.

The Conference participants included 125 delegates from Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Finland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the USA and Poland. The guests represented state administration, research units, universities, operators, rolling stock manufacturers, producers of non-metallic materials and vehicle components, producers of fire detection and extinguishing systems.

The Conference aroused great interest among European experts and specialists in the field of fire protection, as evidenced by 18 papers presented by speakers from various European countries and the USA, including five papers delivered by Polish speakers. The event was aimed at introducing new directions of fire protection in rail transport and presenting proposals for new solutions. It enabled the participants to get acquainted with the current requirements and the state of European legislation in the field of fire protection of rolling stock, directions of European research, including tests that were carried out at the Railway Research Institute. The threats posed by the use of lithium-ion batteries used in railway infrastructure were also presented. The speakers' reviewed papers will be published in a monograph.

On the second day, at the headquarters of the Railway Research Institute, took place a Discussion Panel, chaired by Tony Cash, Roger A. Dirksmeier, Michele Barbagli and Andrea Cremoncini, moderated by Jolanta Radziszewska-Wolińska, when the participants of the Conference had the opportunity to get answers to their questions. After the Discussion Panel the participants had a possibility to visit the Materials and Structure Laboratory of the Railway Research Institute, which enjoyed a great interest.

During the Conference, the Exhibition Hall "The modern and safe equipment of rolling stock" was also very popular, where companies such as: ASTE Sp. z o.o., Areo-X AG., Fir. Ex S.R.L (Fire Kloud), Milar Sp. z o.o., FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH & Co. KG, El-Cab Sp. z o.o., GFWW GROWAG Sp z o.o., Walter Mäder AG Composites, Milwaukee Composities, RIFA (Rail Industry Fire Association), ISE S.R.L and the Railway Research Institute presented their offer.

 


Conference Program:

10th of May 2022 - 1st day of the Conference
MARRIOTT WARSAW HOTEL – Baltic Room (3rd floor)
Jerozolimskie Avenues 65/79, 00-697 Warsaw

I SESSION Chairman: Tony CASH

1. Current Progress in the Verification of EN45545 and Related Standards RADZISZEWSKA-WOLIŃSKA Jolanta Maria (POLAND / Instytut Kolejnictwa).

2. A New Standard for Rail Vehicle Fire Safety and Evacuation DINMORE Neil (UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN / RSSB).

3. New Version of the UNI11565 Standard: Modifications and Remarks DIANA Paolo, TRAINA Antonino (ITALY / Trenitalia S.p.A.).

4. Independent Assessment and Certification of Rolling Stock and Rolling Stock Subsystems on the Base of the Standard EN 45545-2:2020 BARBAGLI Michele, KLINGER Michael (GERMANY / TUV).

5. Review of Design Fires for Railway Fire Safety Assessment, and for Railways Infrastructure Management GUILLAUME Eric, GILDAS Auguin (FRANCE / EFECTIS).

II SESSION Chairman: Roger DIRKSMEIER

6. Assessment of Electrical Equipment in the Field of Fire Safety in Rolling Stock TARKA Izabela, KAŹMIERCZAK Adrian, PIERGIES Jakub, MILCZAREK Danuta (POLAND / Instytut Kolejnictwa).

7. Risk Assessment in the Field of Fire Safety of Rail Vehicles - Legal and Standardization Requirements PAWLIK Marek, RADZISZEWSKA-WOLIŃSKA Jolanta Maria (POLAND / Instytut Kolejnictwa).

8. Remedial Actions to Assure Fire and Life Safety in Heritage Passenger Cars – A USA Case Study ANDREWS Robert (USA / THE CATALPA FALLS GROUP, LLC).

9. Lessons Learned from the Planning and Conduct of Emergency Exercises CASH Tony (UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN/RIFA).

10. Most Recent Experiences in Protecting Diesel Engines on Rolling Stock with Innovative Approach BARTOLETTI Luca, CREMONCINI Andrea, BIANCHI Daniele, PALOMBA Riccardo, REGI Dario (ITALY / 1. FIR. EX. S.R.L. /  2. I.S.E. INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI ELETTRONICI S.R.L.).

III SESSION Chairman: Eric GUILLAUME

11. A Longterm Overview of USA Rolling Stock Vehicle Floor Fire Platform Testing and Related Passenger Safety Fire Protection KOBER  Jeffrey  F. (USA / MILWAUKEE COMPOSITES INC.).

12. Update on Mäder Total EN 45545-2 Solutions: Gelcoats, Resins and Coatings Combined with Efficient Manufacturing Methods KIEHL Julien (SWITZERLAND/ WALTER MÄDER AGCOMPOSITES).

13. LEO – Lightweight with Extreme Opportunities. Modern Composite Technologies for Rail Applications According to EN 45545 and DIN SPEC 91326 BÜNKER Jörg and others (GERMANY / SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG).

14. Assessment of the Effect of the Applied Hydroxide Additives on the Fire Properties of Varnish Coating Systems with a Deafening Mass PAULI Wojciech, WIECHA Karol, MILCZAREK Danuta, TARKA Izabela (POLAND / FIRMA HANDLOWA BARWA / INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA).

15. The Product Portfolio of ELANTAS Europe for EN 45545-2 Certification MALINVERNO Davide (ITALY / ELANTAS Europe).

 

11th of May 2022 2nd day of the Conference
THE RAILWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE – Conference Hall
Chłopickiego 50 Str., 04-275 Warsaw


IV SESSION Chairman: Andrea CREMONCINI.

16. Fire Hazard of Rail Vehicles with Alternative Power Sources RADZISZEWSKA-WOLIŃSKA Jolanta Maria (POLAND / Instytut Kolejnictwa).

17.  New Mobility Technologies – New Challenges. An Update on Battery Fires and a New Scenario for E-Bike on Trains DIRKSMEIER Roger A. (GERMANY / FOGTEC).

18. Lithium-Ion Batteries for Rail Infrastructure - Risks, Hazards and Mitigation Strategies MROZIK Wojciech (UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN / NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY).

DISCUSSION PANEL:

What Problems Arise in Interpreting the Provisions of the EN 45545 Standards Series when Designing, Testing and Certifying of Rolling Stock? Moderator: Jolanta Maria RADZISZEWSKA-WOLIŃSKA, Panelists: Tony CASH, Andrea CREMONCINI, Roger DIRKSMEIER, Eric GUILLAUME.

 

 

Photographic report from the Vth International Conference

MODERN TRENDS OF FIRE PROTECTION IN ROLLING STOCK

 



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