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Railway Interiors Expo 2007 Open Technology and Ideas Forum

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Railway Interiors Expo 2007 Open Forum

Wednesday 7th November 2007

Specialist Breakout Session

Fire safety and standards – certification, analysis, protection and solutions

Introduction of the European fire safety standard CEN TS 45545
GETA GmbH – Jochen Wieschermann,
director of technology
CEN TS 45545 issues
Bombardier Transportation – Heinz Reimann, engineer

Relationships between fire
standards, regulations and rules of
design and operation of interiors of
rolling stock
RATP – Arnaud Marchais, head of fire
safety department


How to test and certificate for the fire safety of products on European railway vehicles
Bodycote warringtonfire – Peter Briggs,
business development manager


Modelling fire scenarios using experimentally determined input data
IBW – Friedrich-Wilhelm Wittbecker,


Innovative fire protection solutions to assist the design and approval process of railway vehicles
Fogtec Fire Protection – Roger-Andre
Dirksmeier, product manager


A safety case for specifying 3M Copon Rail liquid applied coatings for long-term corrosion protection and flame-retardant/low-smoke finishing of trains
3M Copon Northallerton – Kenneth
Mueller, Copon director


Crashworthiness – passive safety developments, management techniques and research

The adjustment of the railway vehicle interior passive safety to conform to the European crashworthiness requirements
Rail vehicle engineering consultant – Dr Wilfried Wolter, advisor for vehicle crashworthiness and car body strength
(former employee Deutsche Bahn AG)
Developments in rail interior crashworthiness
MIRA Ltd – Dr Tony Payne, senior consultant occupant protection

The application of crash energy management techniques to North American commuter railway vehicles
PTSI Transportation – Joshua Coran P.E,


Tube absorber of passenger coaches in a collision – Kinetic energy
Institut GOSA D.O.O. – Jovan Tanaskovic, research associate

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