As part of the equipment development program of the Japanese National Railways, steps are being taken to step up the fire prevention and protection qualities of passenger cars. Because of the high speeds, long tunnels and subways in which trains operate, and the large amount of new rolling stock which is planned, preventing train fires is given high priority. The resistance of various seat upholstery materials to ignition from a burning newspaper were checked initially. Subsequently the same second class coach was ignited and the fire allowed to burn fiercely with smoke concentrations, gasses and temperatures monitored as the conflagration continued inside the standing car. Further work on fire suppression is planned.

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    Ken-yusha, Incorporated

    1-45-6 Hikari-cho, Kokubunji-shi
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Oikawa, I
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00080091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Technical Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Quart Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1981 12:00AM