International Conference and Workshop

TRANSFEU - new fire safety requirements in surface transport vehicles



10th May 2012


Place (directions):

INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA, Jozefa Chlopickiego Street 50, 04-275 Warsaw, Poland


Aim of Conference:

  • Dissemination of Transport Fire Safety Engineering in the European Union  Project (acronym: TRANSFEU) -FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1.
  • Integration of the projects results in the development of new and existing vehicles.
  • Discussion about  implementation of new fire safety requirements in the field of surface transport in EU.

We invited persons from: Poland, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and other  interested in fire safety of rolling stock, trams, underground, etc. representing: National Bodies, Institutes, Operators, Vehicle Producers, Producers of non-metallic materials, components and elements for vehicles.



Presentations: English

Speakers: Polish or English with simultaneous interpretation

Conference Programme:

9.00-9.45 Registration and coffee

  • 9.45 -10.00 Invitations
  • 10.00- 10.30 Introductory paper: “Idea, approach,  scope and  advisability of TRANSFEU project” - Jolanta Radziszewska-Wolińska (Head of Materials & Structure Laboratory, IK – Warsaw, Poland)
  • 10.30 – 11.30 “Results of TRANSFEU project” - Eric Guillaume (Head of R&D, LNE – Paris, France)
  • 11.30 – 12.00 “Implementation way to national standardisation and legislation of EN 45545” - Marek Pawlik (Member of the Board of PKP PLK S.A. and Chairman of 138th Technical Committee for Railway Application of Polish Standardisation Committee )
  • 12.00 – 12.15 “Fire test equipment of IK Laboratory” - Jolanta Radziszewska-Wolińska (IK)

12.15- 12.40 Coffee break

  • 12.40 – 13.30 Work in groups:

What will be most important and most difficult in implementation of new requirement for particular groups of users (or countries)?

  • 13.30 – 14.30 Discussion and conclusions

Elaboration of the results work in groups by leaders, discussion and conclusions.

14.30 – 15.30 Lunch



Conference Information:

Located on the website:

Phone: +48 22 47 31 370, fax: +48 22 610 75 97, e-mail:


Media Patronage:

Problemy Kolejnictwa Rynek Kolejowy TTS




Transfeu Project Description

TRANSFEU undertakes to deliver both a reliable toxicity measurement methodology and a holistic fire safety approach for all kind of surface transport (trains, vessels, etc.). It will be based on a harmonized Fire Safety Engineering methodology which will link passive fire security with active fire security mode. This all embracing system is the key to attain optimum design solutions to respect fire safety objectives as an alternative to the prescriptive approach. It will help in the development of innovative solutions (design and products used for the building of the surface transport) which will better respect the environment. In order to reach these objectives new toxicity measurement methodology and related classification of materials, new numerical fire simulation tools, fire test methodology and a decision tool to optimize or explore new design in accordance to the fire safety requirements will be developed.