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All the stuff on EV's, batteries and why if I was a fire, I would prefer to grow in a car park.
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086 - Experiments that changed fire science pt. 4 - Runnehamar tunnel with Haukur Ingason and Anders Lönnermark

Jan. 25, 2023

Would you rather do 20 published experiments and take your impact factors, or make one that truly changed the world of fire science? Or maybe a different way, would you pursue something that is quick, easy and gives immediat…

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055 - The future is exciting with Arnold Dix (part 2)

June 22, 2022

I once said the future looks stupid... but after this discussion with Arnold Dix, I know - future is exciting. And for Fire Safety Engineers and others involved in fire protection - the future seems to be super exciting! In …

Fun Episodes Recommendations Car Parks And Tunnels Sustainable Future And Burning Issues

054 - The sustainability talk, tunnels and fire safety with Arnold Dix (part 1)

June 15, 2022

A few episodes ago I called for better communication in fire safety. And in this episode, tunnel fire safety legend Prof. Arnold Dix is answering that, by teaching us the ways of the 'sustainability' talk - how to communicat…

Car Parks And Tunnels Batteries And EV's

049 - What burns inside a battery with Francesco Restuccia

May 4, 2022

So we all know batteries burn... but do we know what exactly does burn? What is inside this tiny metal cylinder that scares so many of us? We try to understand it a bit more with Dr Francesco Restuccia of Kings College Londo…

Car Parks And Tunnels Batteries And EV's 2022 Highlights

048 - Car parks, design fires and the broad world of fire science with Mike Spearpoint

April 27, 2022

Did you know first car parks were built for electric vehicles? Or what clever techniques can be used to model the spread of fire between vehicles? Or what challenges scientists meet burning vehicles, and why pneumatic suspen…

Car Parks And Tunnels Batteries And EV's

044 - Improving fire safety of battery systems with Ofodike Ezekoye

March 30, 2022

Since Episode 6, the fire safety of battery systems was not very much visible in the show - a good time to change that! And we do this with a true legend of fire safety - Ofodike Ezekoye. In the last year, I have learnt a l…

Car Parks And Tunnels Sustainable Future And Burning Issues

040 - Resilient road tunnel infrastructure with Ingo Riess

March 2, 2022

This week I've invited a guest, that I was looking to talk to for a good while... Dr Ingo Riess from Riess Ingenieur-GmbH is someone I look up to in the field of tunnel fire safety, in which I am very active in the last few …

Car Parks And Tunnels Risk, Performance Based Engineering And Modelling

033 - Science, theatre or engineering? Polish take on hot smoke test with Piotr Smardz and Janusz Paliszek

Jan. 12, 2022

Have you ever heard about the hot smoke testing approach? If you had, there is a great chance you have not heard anything positive about it... From our experience, this method is often downplayed as useless, unrealistic and …

Car Parks And Tunnels Fire Science, Engineering And Education

031 - Suppressing tunnel fires with water mist with Johny Jessen

Dec. 15, 2021

Can water mist be used in tunnels? I wondered that for a long time, and with every tunnel project, many questions around this issue were piling in my head. When dealing with large infrastructure projects you really need to w…

Car Parks And Tunnels Fire Science, Engineering And Education

029 -Busses, flammability and an unknown force holding good solutions back... with Anja Hofmann-Böllinghaus

Dec. 1, 2021

This is not a fun episode. It starts with a tragedy, that fueled a whole field of research. Continues into disbelief, that one aspect of fire safety can be at the same chosen as the sole foundation of fire safety within a br…

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007 - AI in smart firefighting and the future of FSE PBD with Xinyan Huang

June 29, 2021

Everyone is talking about AI, but how can we really use it in fire safety engineering and firefighting? Prof Xinyan Huang of HK PolyU will explain his research in this field, and we can consider it as a time travel to the fu…

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006 - EV's, rapid fires and car parks

June 23, 2021

In Episode 6, our host, dr Wojciech Wegrzynski, explains his experiences with modelling rapidly growing fires in car parks. Such fire growth may be typical for EV fires that originate in battery and pose a different set of c…

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Battery fires with Roeland Bisschop

June 16, 2021

Today I've talked to Roeland Bisschop, Project Manager in RISE, about his first-hand experience with battery fires. Roeland explained to me how do battery fires look from a scientific perspective, and how my perspective was …