Transportation Fire/Life Safety

Reax has completed a comprehensive experimental test program evaluating the fire performance of rail vehicles. Full scale experiments measured heat release rates and validated modeling of fire development in rail vehicles. Critical to success of the project was a detailed program of material fire property estimation using in house codes computational methods and bench scale heat release rate methods. Recent projects include the San Francisco Central Subway, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Los Angeles, CA) and fire development modeling in new rail vehicles.