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Two new reports: BRAVENT Large-scale fire tests
22. May 24
90 Years Anniversary for the Fire Lab in Trondheim
12. Apr 24
New report: BraTeK Fire-protective textiles
8. Mar 24
Making Air Cargo Safer by Testing
25. Jan 24
New report: Sweeping of fireplaces

New report: Innovative electrical system for buildings – consequences for fire safety

The electrical environment in buildings, especially residence buildings, is changing rapidly. One example is local generation of electricity, where solar power is becoming more and more popular. Such production of electricity also generates changes in other parts of the buildings’ electrical infrastructure, such as DC-networks and in some cases storage of electrical energy in batteries. What consequences will this development have on the fire safety in our buildings?

Purpose and Goal
The project has summarized available knowledge regarding fire safety related to innovative electric systems in buildings, and initiated new projects within this field.

Methods and Implementation
The project was divided into the following parts.

  • Two workshops with a reference group consisting of 19 experts within the studied area, or closely related areas.
  • Interviews with eight respondents.
  • Literature studies, which was the largest part of the projects.

The results are presented in detail in the report. Important information exchange have also taken place during the two workshops that was held with the reference group. In the last section of the report suggestions are presented for continued research. These suggestions are given in order of priority, as well as categorized according to primary stakeholder: rescue services, authorities, and insurance companies/business.

The report concludes that regulations and guidelines do not develop in the same pace as the technology.

The study gives guidance on how continued research can be prioritized in order to maximize value for the society.

The full report could be found here (Swedish with English summary)

Brandforsk and Länsförsäkringar

Luleå Technical University, Lund University and RISE.