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Approvals and certifications

A number of new national and international standards and rules have entered into effect which have greatly refined the field of fire protection for rail vehicles over the past few years. And as a result, an extremely high level of protection has now been achieved. The TSI (Technical Specification for Interoperability), EN 45545 and EN 50553 define measures which should be taken to fit rail vehicles with active fire protection systems. These stricter specifications increase tunnel safety and ultimately protect the rail vehicles themselves. As a result, fire protection systems for rail vehicles have become state-of-the-art installations. Fire protection systems are also increasingly used to compensate for structural shortcomings. For example, there is no longer any need to install complex smoke extraction systems in underground stations if the rail vehicles passing through them are equipped with automatic fire detection, fire extinguishing or fire fighting systems. Italy has played a pioneering role. In Italy, all rails vehicles which travel through tunnels more than 1 km long must be equipped with a water mist fire extinguishing system.
As a certified manufacturer and installer of fire protection solutions for rail-specific applications, WAGNER can deliver everything from fire detection to extinguishing.

The WAGNER Rail GmbH is certified by:

  • ISO9001 (quality management system)
  • EN15085-2 Level CL4 (welding of railway vehicles and their components)
  • NLF/ILO-OSH 2001 (occupational safety) and additionally the requirements of DIN ISO 45001:2018
  • The quality management system is currently undergoing certification according to IRIS

WAGNER fire protection systems comply with the following standards and rules:

  • FM approval by the testing organisation FM Global
  • UL approval according to the specifications of the testing organisation Underwriters Laboratories
  • LPCB approval according to the specifications of the test organisation Loss Prevention Certification Board
  • EN 45545 Fire protection in railway vehicles
  • EN 50125 Environmental conditions for equipment
  • EN 50126 Specification and verification of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS)
  • EN 50129 Telecommunications, signalling and data processing systems - Safety related electronic systems for signalling
  • EN 50128 Software for railway control and monitoring systems
  • EN50155 / IEC 60751 Electronic equipment on railway vehicles
  • EN 50553 Requirements for the ability to drive in case of fire on board railway vehicles
  • EN 54 Fire detection systems
  • Systems can be certified according to SIL1 and SIL2
  • ARGE Directives "Fire detection in rail vehicles"
  • GOST Russia
  • TrenItalia (Spec. no. 306158)
  • TÜV certified fire alarm and fire fighting systems 

Further approvals on request