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Transport Fire Safety Engineering in the European Union

Objective

There is an urgent need to have a confident toxicity measurement methodology that contributes to the existing level of surface transport fire safety, which is the most difficult issue to assess in case of fire. The lack of confidence in the robustness of the existing product toxicity classification forbids its acceptance as a standard which prevent the European industry from common safety rules and consequently competitiveness. Moreover, it is also important to have a holistic approach of fire safety design of vehicle being able to provide more flexible and economic solutions than the current approach. 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. A great effort of dissemination of TRANSFEU results with a significant contribution to European standardization process will also be undertaken. The participation of railway industrials, operators and fire science researchers, professional organisations for railway (UNIFE) and vessels (IMO) and finally standardisation organisations (CEN) demonstrates the great interest of TRANSFEU for the harmonisation of fire safety in all surface transports.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

LABORATOIRE NATIONAL DE METROLOGIE ET D'ESSAIS
Address
Rue Gaston Boissier 1
75724 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 527 121,96
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Heuze (Mrs.)

Participants (21)

L.S. FIRE TESTING INSTITUTE S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 434 079,60
Address
Via Della Bonifica 4
64010 Controguerra (Te)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvio Messa (Dr.)
UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 132 000
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Travaini (Mr.)
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 912
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dirk Kämmerer (Dr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 237
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Wolf (Mr.)
EXOVA (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 164
Address
Lochend Industrial Estate Queen Anne Drive
EH28 8LP Newbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Briggs (Mr.)
CURRENTA GMBH & CO OHG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 801,40
Address
Chempark
51368 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Halfmann (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 370 389,75
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tuula Hakkarainen (Dr.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 274 688,75
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Hjohlman (Ms.)
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 91 957
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Friedrich-Wilhelm Wittbecker (Prof.)
BRE GLOBAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 709
Address
Bucknalls Lane Gartson
WD25 9XX Watford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Russel Heusch (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 589
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Gubo (Mr.)
INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 52 082
Address
Chlopickiego 50
04 275 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Witold Olpinski (Mr.)
CIDEMCO-CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION TECNOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 076,79
Address
Barrio Lasao, Area Anardi 5
20730 Azpeitia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Izaskun Martinez (Ms.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 444
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Jürgen Bieger (Mr.)
TRENITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 040
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Cheli (Mr.)
REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
EU contribution
€ 234 547
Address
Quai De La Rapee 54 Lac B71
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Afida Kerdouci (Ms.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 72 118
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Segura (Mr.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 100 754
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)
ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 024
Address
Via Argine, 425
80100 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Petrone (Dr.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 185 885
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Lenain (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 68 562,75
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shandra Cordobés (Dr.)