Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute
FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH
Central research interests of the Chair of Chemical Safety and Defensive Fire Protection are fire and extinguishing chemistry, the chemistry of hazardous substances and reactions, and conceptual preventive fire protection. The Chair is concerned with the effects of hazardous chemical reactions, fire smoke and fire decomposition products of various materials, and the development of extinguishing agents and extinguishing methods. In this context, the chair is actively involved in the projects “Human Rescue from Electric Vehicles” of the ADAC Foundation and “Safety and Reliability of Reused Lithium-Ion Traction Batteries as Stationary Energy Storage in Private Households” of the DBU. The second research focus of the chair deals with conceptual fire protection, in which risk reduction is achieved by the creation of fire protection concepts through the interaction of preventive structural, plant engineering and organizational measures.
One research focus of the Fiber Optic Sensor Systems department at Fraunhofer HHI is the application-oriented development of photonic sensors for determining the condition of a wide variety of components. Such sensors are characterized by extreme miniaturization, high network and communication capability, and extremely low energy consumption. To enable such sensors to contribute to the technological advancement of important future topics, HHI operates a battery and sensor test center at the Goslar site. Here, optical and electrical methods for characterizing the condition of lithium batteries from the system to the cell level are developed and tested (fast charging of electric vehicles, EFRE, ZIM-BMWi; MoBatt, BMWi). The special focus is on aging processes that cannot be detected with conventional sensor technology and can lead to a failure of the battery system or accidents (RiskBatt, BMWi). Artificial intelligence methods are increasingly being used for data analysis and evaluation (NeuroBatt, BMWi). In addition, fiber-optic sensors are being integrated into the anode material and electrolyte inside the cell in order to study degradation processes in real time (BeLiMIA, BMBF).
FOGTEC is a manufacturer of system solutions in the field of plant fire protection with a focus on water mist extinguishing technology and fire detection. The products are sold in more than 40 countries with an export share of over 70%. FOGTEC is represented in a large number of standardization committees such as DIN and CEN in Europe, the USA and Asia and has many years of experience with national and international research projects. From this, a special technical knowledge in the field of fire protection in general and in the field of water mist systems and detection in particular could be built up. In particular, FOGTEC has gained expertise in earlier research projects in the design of complex applications where the focus was on the interaction of different measures of plant fire protection. FOGTEC has exclusive access to a comprehensive data collection from previous research projects for the verification of these methods. In addition, FOGTEC has actively participated as a consortium partner in the SUVEREN research project, generating extensive knowledge on battery fires and their interaction with a wide range of detection and firefighting systems.
technotrans is a globally positioned systems supplier for cooling and temperature control technologies headquartered in Sassenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia. With 17 locations, the company is present in all major markets worldwide.
The company’s core competence is application-specific solutions from the field of thermal management. These include the energetic optimization and control of the temperature balance of demanding technological temperature control applications, such as Li-ion traction batteries for mobile applications. With its Mobility division, technotrans has been offering tailor-made solutions for the thermal management of Li-ion traction battery systems for rail and road passenger transport through to special vehicles such as mining vehicles, maintenance vehicles for rail and container vehicles worldwide in Energy Management since 2013. Especially through close, project-dependent cooperation with national and international automotive and rail OEMs, Tier1 suppliers and battery manufacturers, technotrans has been able to build up comprehensive expertise on almost all common cell technologies, their battery pack concepts and the associated thermal behavior as well as the specific requirements.
Lobbe is one of Germany’s largest and most innovative private-sector service providers in the fields of waste disposal, industrial services, pollutant clean-up, sewer services and emergency management. Competences from more than 60 years of experience in the different business areas find their influence in the broad as well as professional orientation of the average management. Accidents are characterized by sudden exposures of hazardous substances to the environment. Lobbe is a leading company in emergency management with the highest technical and organizational standards and has its own accredited laboratory, efficient disposal and recycling facilities and a respiratory protection workshop.
Furthermore, the Lobbe Group is involved in various associations and institutions (BDE, Unternehmer NRW, standardization committees, etc.) and has been assuming responsibility in the changing waste disposal industry for many decades.
IFAB (Institute for Applied Fire Safety Research) GmbH is one of the world’s leading fire testing and consulting and engineering services companies. IFAB combines theoretical studies with simulations of thousands of fire tests to date. Especially for underground transportation facilities such as road tunnels, IFAB has conducted more large-scale fire tests than any other company in the world. IFAB works closely with the automotive and railroad industries, where typical tasks include fire safety analysis, conceptual design and layout. Fire tests are usually performed only in case of new or special risks. In recent years, IFAB has specialized in the safety of lithium-ion batteries, especially in the automotive sector. IFAB is an ISO/EN17025 accredited fire test laboratory.
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