UNI CEI 11170-1 Railway and tramway vehicles Guidelines for fire protection of railway, tramway and guided path vehicles General principles
1.PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION
This Part of the Standard defines the measures to be adopted on railway, tramway and guided path vehicles in order to limit the risk of fire and to protect passengers and vehicle crew
Safety measures specified in this Standard apply to all brand-new vehicles, including already operating vehicles that are submitted to total renewal.
Fire protection measures, purpose of this Standard, concern:
– fire behavior of materials and components making up vehicle fittings and electrical parts;
– fire resisting properties of “fire barriers” and “fire-retardant components”;
– design criteria;
– safety measures for electric and electronic systems;
– fire extinguishing, control and signaling systems (e.g.: emergency brake, fire extinguishing
systems, detection systems, ventilation system, etc.).
Fire protection measures are defined in UNI CEI 11170-2 and UNI CEI 11170-3 Standards respectively, on the base of the commonest fire causes that may occur on guided path
For standard spare parts, replacements or partial vehicle renewal (e.g.: special and routine maintenance and overhauls at workshop), observe UNI CEI 11170-3 prescriptions only.
This part of the Standard does not apply to operating vehicles, to vehicles at supply stage or to vehicles being the purpose of a contract at a date preceding the date of issue of the present
Standard, unless otherwise agreed upon between the Transportation Company and supplier.
As concerns subway rolling stocks, this Standard is only applicable in compliance with current regulation in force 1)
2 STANDARD REFERENCES
This standard refers, by means of special mention (which may bear a date), to various provisions included in other publications.
These reference standards are quoted at the relevant points in the text and are listed below. As regards the references bearing dates, any subsequent modification or revision made to the
concerned publications will apply only if they are introduced into this standard as updates or revisions. As regards the references that do not bear dates, the latest edition of the publication
referred to will apply.
UNI CEI 11170-2 Railway and tramway vehicles – Guidelines for fire protection of railway, tramway and guided path vehicles – Part 2: Design
criteria – Measures for fire restraining – Signaling, control and evacuation systems
UNI CEI 11170-3 Railway and tramway vehicles – Guidelines for fire protection of railway, tramway and guided path vehicles – Part 3: Evaluation of
fire behaviour of materials – Limits of acceptance
UNI EN ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Prerequisites
UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for test and calibration laboratory expertise