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Assessing and Mitigating Electrical Fires on Transit Vehicles (2021)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Fire Suppression Manufacturer Questionnaire." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Assessing and Mitigating Electrical Fires on Transit Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26288.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Fire Suppression Manufacturer Questionnaire." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Assessing and Mitigating Electrical Fires on Transit Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26288.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Fire Suppression Manufacturer Questionnaire." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Assessing and Mitigating Electrical Fires on Transit Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26288.
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49 Appendix C Fire Suppression Manufacturer Questionnaire TCRP Project C-23 Assessing and Mitigating Electrical Fires on Transit Vehicles Name & Title:_________________________________ Manufacturer Name:___________________________ Contact email:_________________________________ Please answer the following questions for Transit Vehicles only Bus: Diesel/CNG/hybrid Bus: EV/Battery Railcar Over the last three (3) years, how many fire suppression systems have you delivered for transit vehicles? ________ ________ ________ To your knowledge, what is the primary reason for fire suppression installation? (select only one) Customer request Regulatory requirement Bus manufacturer recommendation/req uirement Other Customer request Regulatory requirement Bus manufacturer recommendation/req uirement Other Customer request Regulatory requirement Bus manufacturer recommendation/req uirement Other Please list the name of the vehicle manufacturers you have delivered to __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ What is the active agent you recommend for each application? (select all that apply) Water Dry chemical Vapor Foam Don’t know Water Dry chemical Vapor Foam Don’t know Water Dry chemical Vapor Foam Don’t know

50 Do you conduct testing for the fire suppression agent in each application? Yes No Don’t know We rely on testing by someone else Yes No Don’t know We rely on testing by someone else Yes No Don’t know We rely on testing by someone else Do you know of any vehicle fires equipped with your fire suppression system? Yes No Don’t know Yes No Don’t know Yes No Don’t know What fire Sensor Types do you use? (select all that apply) Optical Linear Other _________ Optical Linear Other __________ Optical Linear Other _________ Where do you recommend placement of fire sensor(s)? (select all that apply) Engine Compartment Wheel Well Exhaust area Fuel Tank Area Other____________ “Engine” compartment Wheel Well Battery Compartment(s) Motor Motor Controller (if separate from engine compartment) Other ____________ Power pick-up Wheel area Battery Compartment(s) Motor Motor Controller (if separate from engine compartment) Electric heater(s) Other _____________ Where do you recommend placement of spray nozzles? (select all that apply) Engine Compartment Wheel Well Exhaust area Fuel Tank Area Other_______ “Engine” compartment Wheel Well Battery Compartment(s) Motor Motor Controller (if separate from engine compartment) Other _____ Power pick-up Wheel area Battery Compartment(s) Motor Motor Controller (if separate from engine compartment) Electric heater(s) Other _____________ Does your system disconnect the battery/power source? Yes (24V system) No Don’t know Yes (24 V system) Yes (HV system) No Yes (24 V system) Yes (HV system) No

51 Don’t know Don’t know What is the approximate upfront cost and annual maintenance cost per vehicle? Installed cost $________ Maintenance cost $_______/yr Don’t know Installed cost $________ Maintenance cost $_______/yr Don’t know Installed cost $________ Maintenance cost $_______/yr Don’t know For electric vehicles, what do you recommend to protect against vehicle fires (please explain) n/a __________________ __________________ __________________ __________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________

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Transit vehicle fires have safety implications for passengers and employees as well as liability implications for manufacturers, suppliers, and operators. Many of the electrical/arcing fire events experienced in the transit industry have led to a total loss of the vehicle and/or serious smoke incidents.

The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's pre-publication draft of TCRP Research Report 229: Assessing and Mitigating Electrical Fires on Transit Vehicles provides transit systems with information and techniques to avoid the interruption of revenue service, passenger injuries, and expenditures of operating and capital funds that occur as the result of fires on transit buses and rail vehicles.

Supplemental to the report is a Presentation describing details of the project.

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