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20.9.2016 New test equipment Efectis in France has been accredited to perform tests to classify the fire performance of electric cables according to European methods (Euroclass), since 2014 and decided to extend... Read more
1.9.2016 Fire detection system in Den Haag central station The renovated central station in Den Haag (NL) was opened in early 2016. One of its striking features is the glass roof, incorporating a large number of smoke... Read more
31.5.2016 Carmothap - Numerical modelling of thermal conditions during fires in paleolithic caves Efectis is participating in the collaborative research project CarMoThaP (Characterization and Modelling of Thermal alterations and combustion residues on walls), which is supported by Aquitaine regional council and brings together 34 researchers from eleven partners. Read more
31.5.2016 Efectis involved in a European collaborative R&D project of transportation safety experts Terrorist attacks on public rail transport systems have increased significantly in recent years. Because of their strategic European dimension, their advanced technology and their economic consequences, the Franco-German high-speed rail systems represent, as flagships (and national symbols) of the rail-based European transport, attractive targets for potential terrorists. Read more
31.5.2016 Fire resistance of an interior wall in combination with a wall mounted sprinkler system The owner of a commercial building has been told that the interior walls of the building must have a demonstrable fire resistance of 120 minutes.This is not easy to achieve, as the walls are made of PUR-filled sandwich panels 80 mm thick and the total length is two km. Read more
29.3.2016 Fire safety in construction phase The construction phase, refurbishment and technical work are critical situations in terms of fire risk: melting operations, cutting, roof water-tightness, etc. In addition, all these operations may require disconnection of active systems, such as extinction, detection and alarm (if such systems are already installed). Read more
19.11.2015 Efectis conducts large-scale fire tests for a cable tunnel in Singapore In the autumn of 2015, Efectis conducted a number of large-scale fire suppression tests for a cable tunnel in Singapore. Read more