New fire protection technologies for railways


From September 20 to 23, 2016, WAGNER Rail will be presenting its newest fire protection systems at the world’s leading international trade fair for transportation technology, InnoTrans. The rail transportation industry is becoming increasingly complex and international. Competitive pressure and rising traffic volumes require absolutely dependable railway operation. No operator can afford cancellations or disruptions caused by false fire alarms, so highly sensitive, false alarm-proof smoke detection is of essential importance—for passenger protection in particular, but also to protect infrastructure, such as train stations, tunnels, and railways.
“Due to the increasing number of standards and regulations, practically every new train has at least one fire detection system: either an integrated system with a central controller, or a stand-alone detector directly connected to the train bus system. Requirements differ depending on the risk class,” says Dr. Markus Müller, Managing Director of WAGNER Switzerland AG. The most important thing, apart from early fire detection, is effective fire suppression; water fog systems are an effective solution in passenger areas, while technical equipment is best protected using residue-free gas extinguishing technology or aerosol extinguishers.

WAGNER Rail offers the perfect solutions for these exact requirements. The certified manufacturers offer fire detection and suppression systems under the motto of everything from a single source. WAGNER Rail experts use sound expertise drawn from over 15 years of practical experience to assist customers with planning, project design, installation and commissioning. “An international network of branch offices, local partners, and replacement part supplies ensure that we are always close to our customers,” says Müller.

WAGNER Rail will be presenting its innovative fire protection concepts in Hall 5.2, Stand 524. InnoTrans visitors can also visit the SwissRail stand in Hall 2.2 to experience WAGNER’s water fog technology live.