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SEP-OCT 2014

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Visit us online at MCC Mobile Climate Control For a better climate Eco RM-35e Eco 136e Eco 136 Eco Xcel 88 < m ETRO m AGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 Research can be found at freresearch. Most recently SP has been involved in the investigation of an incident in the south of Sweden, where two gas buses collided and started to burn. Te work could also be viewed as one of the most important learning tools at the disposal of stakeholders, which can provide crit- ical input into best practices for design, operation and human factors. RESEARCH AT THE FOREFRONT SP Fire Research is part of SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and one of the largest fre research facilities in the world, with capabilities including the ability to conduct fre testing on full size buses. Stafed by researchers, engineers and industry experts, it ofers a complete solution for evaluation, testing, and risk analysis of innovative technologies and solutions. Since 2004, SP has promoted global bus fre safety as a top priority. As part of this work, SP has been active in the development of standards and test methods specifc to vehicle hazards. Te aim of such test methods is to establish performance- based standards for the objective evaluation of safety performance of products and solutions. Products are tested for performance against realistic fre scenarios and environmental aspects specifc to the hazard. More information concerning SP Fire BUS FIRES Fig. 3: Fire in a gas bus conducted as part of a reconstruction for the Swedish Accident Investigation Board.

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