IFAB is a DAkkS accredited testing laboratory (pdf) and operates according to the specifications of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03.
The accreditation relates to the testing of the effectiveness of water-based fire-fighting systems through fire tests for rail vehicles, industrial facilities, public places, storage rooms, machinery and plant rooms, tunnel and transport infrastructure facilities as well as high-voltage energy storage systems and to experimental investigations of design fire scenarios through real fire tests.
It applies to the scope specified in the Annex to Accreditation D-PL-19994-01-00:
- Standardised fire tests,
- Non-standardised test procedures (ad hoc).
Non-standardised test procedures are used, among other things, for the experimental 1:1 investigations of design fires. In-house accredited test procedures have been developed for this purpose:
Designation of the IFAB's own test procedure
Method for the determination of temperature curves in the fire environment for the detection of fire control, suppression or extinguishing by means of thermocouples
Method for determining the charge quantity of the extinguishing agent by pressure measurement
Method for determining the oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide concentrations in the fire environment to demonstrate compliance with specific protection targets by means of electrochemical or infrared measurement methods.
Method for the determination of fire gases by means of FTIR multigas analyser in the fire environment to prove the fulfilment of specific protection targets
Title of the Directive
DIN CEN/TS 14972:2011-09*
Fixed firefighting systems - Fine spray extinguishing systems - Planning and installation
Test method flammable liquids
Test method Fire test for cable ducts
Fire test procedure for certain areas of use of the medium fire hazard class OH3
Fine spray extinguishing systems - Part 1: Design, installation, inspection and maintenance
|DIN EN 14972-3:2021
Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 3: Test report for offices, schools and hotels for automatic nozzle systems
|DIN EN 14972-8:2020
Fixed firefighting systems - Fine spray extinguishing systems - Part 8: Test report for machines in enclosures above 260 m° for open nozzle systems
|DIN EN 14972-9:2020
Fixed firefighting systems - Fine spray extinguishing systems - Part 9: Test report for machines in enclosures up to 260 m° for open nozzle systems
|DIN EN 14972-10:2021
Fixed firefighting systems - Fine spray extinguishing systems - Part 10: Fire test report for atrium protection with side wall nozzles for open nozzle systems
|DIN EN 14972-14:2021
Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 14: Fire test report for combustion turbines in enclosures over 260 m° for open nozzle systems
|DIN EN 14972:15:2021
Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 15: Fire test report for combustion turbines in enclosures up to 260 m° for open nozzle systems
|DIN EN 14972-16:2019
Fixed firefighting systems - Fine mist extinguishing systems - Part 16: Fire test report for large industrial open nozzle fine mist extinguishing systems
|Imo Resolution MSC 265 (84):2008-05*
Supplement to the revised guidelines for the approval of sprinkler systems in accordance with those referenced in the SOLAS regulations (Resolution A.800(19)).
Approval standard for water mist system / fire tests
Tunnel systems - guidelines recommended by fire protection experts
SOLIT2 Engineering Guidance, 2012*
Guidance on the holistic assessment of tunnels with fire-fighting systems and their design.
Main document with Annex 7*
Fire tests and scenarios for the assessment of fire suppression systems
Rolling Stock - guidelines recommended by fire safety specialists
ARGE Guidelines BBA - Part 2: 2018*
Firefighting in railway vehicles: Functional verification of the effectiveness of ARGE Guideline BBA - Part 2:2018* Firefighting systems in spaces accessible to persons, electrical control cabinets and areas of internal combustion engines
Schienenfahrzeuge - Entwurf, Installation, Validierung und Instandhaltung von Brandmelde- und Löschanlagen in Schienenfahrzeugen - Allgemeine Grundsätze
Prüfung des Brandschutzes/der Feuerlöschanlage
*Part of the scope of accreditation. Entsprechend auch auf der deutschen Seite, danke.