Innovative electrical systems in buildings - consequences for fire safety

14 Jan. 2020, 08:15 - 10:30
Stockholm, Brandforsk, Årstaängsvägen 21 C, 7 tr, or via the web
Published: 9 January 2020

The electrical environment in our buildings, including our homes, is changing. An example is local production of electricity, where solar cell installations are becoming increasingly popular.

Such electricity generation also entails changes in other parts of buildings' electrical infrastructure, such as DC grids and in some cases energy storage in battery systems. What are the consequences of this development for the fire safety of our buildings?

Regulations and standardization are not in line with the rapid development of solar and DC installations, which could give rise to a significant fire problem. This, in turn, risks slowing down the development of sustainable electricity supply solutions in buildings. This is stated in a recently published report from Luleå University of Technology, Lund University of Technology and RISE. - The regulations must catch up.

Michael Försth

Michael Försth, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 491265
Organisation: Structural Engineering, Structural and Fire Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering