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RAILWAY: EN 45545 SERIES AT A GLANCE

13 July 2022

RAILWAY: EN 45545 SERIES AT A GLANCE

EN 45545 objectives

The measures and requirements specified in EN 45545 are intended to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board.

The ultimate objective in the event of a fire on board is to allow passengers and staff to evacuate the railway vehicle and reach a place of safety.

 

EN 45545 serie...

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The Impact on the Use of Polymers and Flame Retardants

13 July 2022

The Impact on the Use of Polymers and Flame Retardants

Status and Trends in Fire Safety Regulations and Testing.

In recent years, major changes took place in all fields where fire safety is of vital importance. Fire safety regulations, classification systems and fire testing were increasingly internationalised, particularly in Europe, where the harmonisation of construction products and the interoperability of the rail s...

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Construction Product Regulation (CPR)  & fire test on cables 

13 July 2022

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)  & fire test on cables 

The Construction Product Regulation (CPR)  has been set up to facilitate the free circulation of construction products in the EU, removing trade barriers eventually created by technical specification. This is achieved by providing a unique base of technical standards offering uniform assessment methods for the performance of construction products throughout the European Economic Area.

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FIRE REACTION AND FIRE RESISTANCE BASICS

11 July 2022

FIRE REACTION AND FIRE RESISTANCE BASICS

The goals for fire retardant are universal and can be simply stated in the following items:

-1 Prevent th fire or retard its growth and spread i.e. the flash over:

  • Control fire properties of combustible items,
  • Provide for suppression of the fire.

Under the conditions of fire the use of the flame retardant gives a significant incr...

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