An innovative, fully automated, intelligent vehicle fire and smoke detection and extinguishing system for buses/coaches.

akronüüm: Vulcan
algus: 2013-09-01
lõpp: 2015-08-31
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: SME - Väikese ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtetele suuantud teadustegevused (VKEd)
instrument: BSG-SME - Teadustöö VKE huvides
projektikonkurss: FP7-SME-2013
projekti number: 606111
kestus kuudes: 24
partnerite arv: 10
 
lühikokkuvõte: Between 1999 and 2004, there was an average of 122 bus fires reported in Sweden alone, and that this equated to buses being 5 to 10 times more likely to catch fire than trucks. In addition, estimated unreported bus fires are 2/3 of reported incidents (~ 81 incidents). In the EU27 alone, there are an estimated 700,000 buses and coaches in use and about 35,000 buses sold annually – of these only 25% have some sort of fire protection systems. The major drawback of existing systems is that they only react to a fire incident and cannot prevent its occurrence. Current vehicle fire detection and suppression systems also have following problems: -They cannot determine the extent of the problem and locate the actual position of the problem and therefore a graduated response is not possible; -They are incapable of giving early warning of potential problems such as electrical faults; and -They are stand-alone systems, and are not integrated into the vehicle (Can-Bus) control system, with the result that fuel flow cannot be stopped in the event of a fire. VULCAN will develop a fully automated, intelligent, fixed installation, vehicle fire and smoke detection and extinguishing system for buses and coaches. The system will comprise of heat and aspirating smoke detectors and a fire extinguishing system controlled by an intelligent response system embedded in the vehicle CAN-bus control system. The VULCAN project will help the European bus and coach operators to increase passenger safety and reduce bus fires by up to 25% through predictive detection. The VULCAN project will focus on developing three important subsystems and components: a) Vehicle smoke detection system b) Optimal agent tank, nozzles and piping system design, and c) Control system integrated with vehicle Can-Bus control system Our calculations, based on 2,8% of EU and 0.7% of global market penetration, 5 years post project, show €48m additional sales and €13.5m profit for SMEPs involved with the project.
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1 koordinaator Dafo Brand AB SE Johan Balstad http://www.dafo.se
2 partner Fireblitz Extinguisher Ltd UK Jason Perrins http://www.fireblitz.co.uk
3 partner INRAY SOLUTIONS BG Petar Gugutkov http://www.inrays.com
4 partner PNR ITALIA S.R.L. IT Federico Tonini http://www.pnr.eu
5 partner CLEANCARB SARL LU Peter Dooley http://www.cleancarb.com
6 partner Dafo Deutschland GmbH DE Markus Stille http://www.dafo-deutschland.de
7 partner Eesti Innovatsiooni Instituut OÜ EE Lauri Nirgi
8 partner NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO HR Jasmina Petrinović http://www.novamina.hr
9 partner SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB SE Jonas Brandt http://www.sp.se
10 partner Volvo Construction Equipment AB SE Per Björnberg