Fire Protection of Rolling Stock 2023

Unearth changes to safety, maintenance and regulation in the rolling stock sector for Europe and beyond and get on board with the latest industry innovation.

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2023
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WHAT TO EXPECT FOR 2023?

The 19th Fire Protection of Rolling Stock conference is the unrivalled meeting covering safety, maintenance, innovation, and regulation in the rolling stock sector for Europe and beyond

150+

Attendees

15+

Exhibitors to meet each year

20+

Speakers

70%

Attendees at Director+ level

150+

Attendees

15+

Exhibitors to meet each year

20+

Speakers

70%

Attendees at Director+ level

Agenda

  • 1 Mar 2023
  • 2 Mar 2023
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7:45 AM

Registration

8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speakers

9 AM

Fire protection systems on electric trains

  • Comparing different possible fire protection systems on board electric trains
  • What is the impact in terms of integration design and maintenance of the possible solutions on the train?
  • What are the consequences of maintenance and associated costs?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different solutions in a fire scenario?

Speakers

9:30 AM

Session reserved for Consilium

10 AM

Exchanging insight on the future of battery fires and extinguishing systems

  • Sharing key challenges: learning from mistakes and handling fire risk in battery-sourced rolling stock
  • Optimising the used battery disposal process to ensure environmental factors are being appropriately considered
  • Ensuring stringent technical requirements are enforced when faced with dangerous explosion risks due to integrated battery packs
  • Managing temperature fluctuations and high impact caused by shocks and vibrations

Speakers

10:30 AM

Session reserved for Aero-X AG

11 AM

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:30 AM

Unlocking potential: The drive towards hydrogen-powered rolling stock

  • Finding the right balance between cultivating innovation and ensuring fire safety
  • Getting the industry and government on board: fundamental starting points
  • Tackling claims that hydrogen production may not be as eco-friendly as hoped
  • Discussing the viability of hydrogen-powered trains in the passenger sector

 

12 PM

Innovative Extinguishing System Solutions for Power Packs of Trains Under Running Conditions up to 120 km/h

  • Problematic
  • Mock-Up tests simulating operational conditions up to 120 km/h
  • Test results
  • Impact on system design of extinguishing solutions

Speakers

12:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION – Efforts to identify zero-emissions pathways on the road to being net-zero in the rolling stock sector

  • Learning about first-hand strategic measures to ensure the net-zero goal is met
  • Presenting shared best practices around the world being taken by the fire industry to adhere to carbon reduction
  • Can battery disposal ever be completely eco-friendly?
  • A comparative look at alternative fuel powered rolling stock in terms of net-zero ambitions

Speakers

1 PM

How active fire protection systems should fit modern vehicles

  • Fire Protection is two-headed: “Effective” Detection and “Smart” Reaction
  • How Fire Detection can be augmented with Multisensor Data Fusion
  • Developing Fire Systems that are effectively Integrated on your Platforms
  • Not only fire extinguishing – “Smart” reaction to fire scenarios

Speakers

1:15 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

2:15 PM

A practical look at the updates to fire regulation standards: how will these affect rolling stock manufacturers and operators?

  • If a net-zero train is the destination, what’s the journey for regulating these types of alternative powered rolling stock?
  • What’s the outlook on the lack of frameworks and standards which present major obstacles: How alternative fuel sourced vehicles come into play against current regulations?
  • How to have a harmonised implementation of EU safety regulations by all relevant stakeholders

Speakers

2:45 PM

The regulatory update: unpacking latest amendments in the European Standards related to fire protection of rolling stock

  • Latest update on EN 45545 requirements
  • Road map for EN 45545 series
  • Work on the ISO 9828-1 (migration of EN 45545-1 to ISO TC269)
  • Latest update on TSI LOC&PAS requirements related to fire protection

Speakers

3:15 PM

Sponsor

3:45 PM

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break

4:15 PM

Rail Vehicles HRR calculation – Traditional method vs. performance based method – Advantages of using CFD/FDS simulation method

  • Main aspects of HRR calculation using traditional approach vs. performance based approach
  • Experiences with full scale fire test on real coaches
  • CFD/FDS tool characteristics, calibrations and reverse engineering validation through small scale and full scale fire test on real coaches
  • Advantages of using CFD/FDS simulation method, as a more realistic approach considering both real fire properties of the materials and the railway vehicles boundary conditions

Speakers

4:45 PM

Session reserved for Milwaukee

5:15 PM

Drinks Reception

5:15 PM

Chairman’s Summary & Close of Conference

8:15 AM

Registration

8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speakers

9 AM

Back to basics: Why is Fire Safety important?

  • Exploring the responsibilities of Train Operators and also as the “end user”
  • Tackling the issue of all parties working in isolation: harmonising everyone involved
  • Do you know who your stakeholders are?
  • What does ”assurance” actually mean?
  • What are our operational needs?

Speakers

9:30 AM

Railway Solutions

  • Henkel introduction - Market trends
  • Sustainability
  • Rail Top Technologies
  • Electronics in Rail – FST-certified

Speakers

10 AM

Venture capital and investing in start-ups

  • Investing in innovation - key technologies for mobility and logistics
  • Gaining access to the DB Group's network and what this means for startups
  • Funding and developing startups in today’s economy

10:30 AM

Session reserved for FOGTEC

11 AM

Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:30 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION – Offering new insights on the benchmark by which assessors must work with in order to offer safety, security and assurance

  • A fresh look on an age-old practice of quality assurance on rolling stock
  • Offering pragmatic advice in regard to fire protection and homologation
  • Can we maximise the potential of assurance any more than we have already been doing?

Speakers

12:15 PM

Efficacy and Efficiency of Firefighting System assessed through an extensive and rigorous validation by test

  • Evolution of Railways Standards on recent years
  • Requirements of Railways Standards in Europe and Italy in terms of assessment
  • Designing and developing of a test method for Fire detection and protection in Diesel Engine Rooms and Electrical Cabinets
  • Execution of tests
  • Results

Speakers

12:45 PM

Lunch & Extended Networking Break

1:45 PM

High Performance Phenolic Impregnation Resins for Prepreg Application

  • Bakelite have developed a range of high performance phenolic impregnation resins for prepregs which combine the highest levels of fire performance with reduced emissions and excellent processability.
  • Cellobond™ULF phenolic resins have high storage stability, are available in a range of viscosities and are self-cured, with low odor and contain no plasticizers or additives. They are readily processed using a range of techniques exhibiting superior fiber wetting and adhesion.
  • Prepregs produced using Bakelite materials can be formulated in dry and tacky states and are highly flexible, storage stable and light in color. When cured they achieve HL3 according to EN 45545 both uncoated and with the addition of a flame retardant decorative coating.

Speakers

2:15 PM

In what ways are new technologies guiding the development of fire detection and suppression solutions for rolling stock?

  • Discussion of the latest innovative infrared sensor technology
  • How has video camera fire detection technology advanced in the past 12 months?
  • Endless opportunities: incorporating new systems into longstanding rolling stock to maximise fire protection

Speakers

2:45 PM

Spotlight on Ukraine: Offering real-life case studies of new structural changes to tram design and the implications on fire safety

  • Resolving ongoing challenges: how to produce comfortable and fire compliant seats at a reasonable cost?
  • Finding the right combination of tram design modernisation and fire regulation incorporation to form the optimum solution in rolling stock progression
  • Take-away lessons from case study examples: What have we learnt and how can we apply these to future projects?

Speakers

3:15 PM

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

3:45 PM

Hosted Round Tables

Interactive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry as a whole. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others.

Each roundtable session lasts for 30 minutes, and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables

 

Round Table 1 – How to ensure fire safety remains paramount after refurbishment of rolling stock?

Hosted by Hans Frank Bentsen, Rolling Stock Specialist, The Copenhagen Metro and Greater Copenhagen Light Rail

 

Round Table 2 – How are alternative powered rolling stock shaking up the industry?

Hosted by Marta Dessi, Train System Engineer, Alstom

 

Round Table 3 – How to identify and mitigate challenges within supply chain disruption?

Hosted by Dr. Tony Cash, International President, Rail Industry Fire Association

Speakers

4:45 PM

Close of Conference

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Dr. Tony Cash
International President, Rail Industry Fire Association

BSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC, EurChem, CEng, FIFireE Chairman, FPRS, February 2021 Dr. Cash is an experienced Fire, Safety and Emergency Planning professional with considerable exposure to a wide range of safety regulatory activities in the rail, aviation, oil & petrochemical, marine and military sectors. Based in the United Kingdom, Tony is a Chartered Fire Engineer accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers and a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, a Chartered European Chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He’s a distinguished Member of the British Standards Institute, International President of the Rail Industry Fire Association (RIFA) and Vice-President of the London Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). United Kingdom Expert on the European Standard CEN/TC 256/WG 1, Railway Applications (Fire Protection) working group. Been practicing fire protection engineering for over 35 years and has specialised in the fire safe design of very complicated and unusual projects in a wide range of private and public sectors.Tony has previously been the Chartered Fire Engineer at Heathrow Airport Limited and before joining Heathrow, Tony worked for Bombardier Transportation, Trenton Fire, London Underground (LU), Transport for London (TfL), the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority and Angus Fire Ltd. He earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours in Chemistry from the University of London in 1983 and earned a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry (Ph.D.) from the University of Leeds in 1987. He is a Chartered Chemist (CChem), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Chartered European Chemist (EurChem). Dr. Cash is also a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers (FIFireE), and a Chartered Fire Engineer. Tony has been involved in fire safety engineering since 1983 and first became a Chartered Practitioner in 1987. Tony has experience of working in the UK, USA, Canada, the Far East, the British Overseas Territories, the Middle East, Scandinavia, Europe, Cyprus and South Africa. Throughout his broad & varied career, Tony has participated on a number of committees advising on new guidance documents and proposed legislation including British Standards, NFPA, ICAO, UK CAA, EASA and the Institution of Fire Engineers Special Interest Groups. In addition, he has set and marked exams for his professional bodies, the UK CAA and overseas aviation agencies on fire safety & emergency planning, human factors in engineering and the Carriage Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials. Tony regularly speaks on the subject of rail rolling stock and tunnel fire safety at international conferences. He has chaired numerous annual conferences on the Fire Protection of Rolling Stock and is looking forward to chairing the 18th annual conference back in Berlin.

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Hosted Round Tables

2023-03-02, 3:45 PM

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Chair’s Opening Remarks

2023-03-01, 8:50 AM

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Chair’s Opening Remarks

2023-03-02, 8:50 AM

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PANEL DISCUSSION – Offering new insights on the benchmark by which assessors must work with in order to offer safety, security and assurance

2023-03-02, 11:30 AM

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Guillaume Craveur
Standardization Activities Leader and Fire Safety Manager, SNCF

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The regulatory update: unpacking latest amendments in the European Standards related to fire protection of rolling stock

2023-03-01, 2:45 PM

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Carlo Cecchi
Fire Safety Engineer, Hitachi

Carlo Cecchi – HITACHI RAIL  Italy

Fire Safety Engineer

Structural calculation, Material and Technology Dept.

Design Engineering

 

31 Years of experience in Fire Safety

Involved in Fire Safety design of the following main Projects:

  • Eurotunnel Heavy good carrier Vehicles (LHGVC) and Amenity coaches (LAMC)
  • EMU Nsb Class 72 for Norwegian railways (NSB)
  • DMU IC4 and IC2 for Danish railways (DSB)
  • Metro vehicles for Italian. European, Asian and USA market
  • Italian railway vehicles as ETR 500 High speed train , ETR1000 Very high speed train, High frequentation train (TAF)
  • High speed Interoperable train for Holland-Belgium
  • V300 Zefiro high Speed train
  • Caravaggio double deck EMU’s for Italian railways
  • Several metro vehicles for Italy. Middle East and U.S. market

Fire safety design expert and member of:

  • UNIFE SRG fire safety topical group
  • CEN/CENELC TC 256 WG1
  • UNI Fire safety expert involved both on Italian and European standards
  • Coordinator of UNI Fire Safety CT 50

 

Participating  to several national and European Research projects as TRANSFEU

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Rail Vehicles HRR calculation – Traditional method vs. performance based method – Advantages of using CFD/FDS simulation method

2023-03-01, 4:15 PM

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PANEL DISCUSSION – Efforts to identify zero-emissions pathways on the road to being net-zero in the rolling stock sector

2023-03-01, 12:30 PM

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Keith Mack
Quality Standards Manager, London North Eastern Railway

I was born in Edinburgh 1962 and have always lived in Scotland. I was educated at the local Grammar School and left in 1978 when I was 16 with seven “O” levels, average qualifications at the time. I started work on the railways as a mechanical apprentice at the Craigentinny Maintenance Depot in Edinburgh in 1978. This four year apprenticeship was intensive, broad based and included college studies in Mechanical and Production Engineering to HNC level. I have worked on all aspects of Rolling Stock maintenance on the depot as a fitter, was further trained to carry out electrical work. I progressed through the supervisory grades to Senior Shift Supervisor. Through this I developed an in depth knowledge of safety critical systems. I have also had specialist training in Non-Destructive testing, and have gained an in-depth knowledge of wheels bogies and running gear. I have had 14 years experience as a Rolling Stock Inspector carrying out in-service inspection, fault diagnosis and repairs on high speed diesel and electric trains. I have an extensive knowledge of the environment that Rolling Stock has to operate and how it performs in reality at speeds in service up to 125 mph. This included understanding what makes them reliable and what can be done to still operate when parts of systems are defective or have been badly damaged or isolated. Due to time limitations, rapid decision making was necessary and it was also necessary to work within what limited resources were available in isolated locations such as tools, and materials. I have undertaken further academic education in addition to normal work through the Open University and gained a BSc (Hons) degree and Diplomas in Systems Practice, Pollution Control and Professional Management. I am also an Incorporated Engineer IEng, a member of the IET and Associate Member of the IMechE. I was the project engineer for life extension work and reliability improvements to the East Coast Inter-City 125 High Speed Train fleet. This included ; Re-painting in, complete new vehicle interiors, laminated glass, MTU engines, new cooling systems, upgraded electronic control, reliability modifications, production of enhanced component overhaul specifications for rotating machines and bogies. I am currently responsible for Assurance and Engineering Standards including the production and control of Maintenance, Quality and Policy documentation relating to the London North Eastern 225 Electric fleet and Assurance of the new Hitachi Class 800 fleet. I am an IRCA registered Lead auditor for both ISO9001 and ISO14001. I represent London North Eastern Railway on various Rail Industry forums through both the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and Rail Delivery Group (RDG). These include; fire, vehicle maintenance, pantographs, energy, wheelsets, axle bearings and standards. I am chair of the BSI RAE3/-/2 committee for Roller Bearings and Lubricants. I am passionate about the Assurance, safe design, reliability, cost effective maintenance, effective management of Engineering change, vehicle configuration and operation of trains.

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Back to basics: Why is Fire Safety important?

2023-03-02, 9:00 AM

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PANEL DISCUSSION – Offering new insights on the benchmark by which assessors must work with in order to offer safety, security and assurance

2023-03-02, 11:30 AM

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Paolo Diana
Fire Safety Engineer, Trenitalia

Paolo Diana is a Mechanical Engineer, he graduated at the Università di Pisa in 2016. He got the Professional Master’s Program in Infrastructures and Railway Systems Engineering in 2017. He works in Trenitalia as Fire safety Engineer. He is currently involved in new projects of firefighting systems and HVAC systems on Trenitalia trains. He is member of: · CEN/CENELC TC 256 WG1 · UNI Fire Safety CT 50

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In what ways are new technologies guiding the development of fire detection and suppression solutions for rolling stock?

2023-03-02, 2:15 PM

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Neil Dinmore
Principal Engineer, Structures and Materials, RSSB

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PANEL DISCUSSION – Offering new insights on the benchmark by which assessors must work with in order to offer safety, security and assurance

2023-03-02, 11:30 AM

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A practical look at the updates to fire regulation standards: how will these affect rolling stock manufacturers and operators?

2023-03-01, 2:15 PM

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Inessa Kerdivara
Deputy General Director, Tatra-Yug

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Spotlight on Ukraine: Offering real-life case studies of new structural changes to tram design and the implications on fire safety

2023-03-02, 2:45 PM

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Daniel Paz
Venture Capitalist, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures
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Marta Dessi
Train System Engineer, Alstom

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Hosted Round Tables

2023-03-02, 3:45 PM

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Fire protection systems on electric trains

2023-03-01, 9:00 AM

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Ola Willstrand
Researcher/Project Manager - Division Safety & Transport, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

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Exchanging insight on the future of battery fires and extinguishing systems

2023-03-01, 10:00 AM

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Hans Frank Bentsen
Rolling Stock Specialist, The Copenhagen Metro and Greater Copenhagen Light Rail

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2023-03-02, 3:45 PM

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Luca Bartoletti
Railways Manager, Fire Kloud

Luca Bartoletti has a Master degree in Engineering and a strong technical background, gained along 20 years of experience in Field Engineering and Service roles, mainly in signalling, working for GE Transportation and Alstom, then in firefighting systems for railways application, working for AMGC-Wabtec.In the last year is holding the role of Sales Manager for Railways market in Fir.Ex. S.r.l., Italian leader in the production of aereosol estinguishing systems, developing commercial relationships with the major players in the railways market.Fir. Ex. is currently supplying aereosol generators for firefightening systems for the main Italian trains as Alstom’s POP (Smart Coradia) fleets, Hitachi’s Rock, Caravaggio and Blues fleets, Frecciaorssa ETR 500, Intercity coaches, Titagarh’s veicles for Metro Catania and others.

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Efficacy and Efficiency of Firefighting System assessed through an extensive and rigorous validation by test

2023-03-02, 12:15 PM

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Gaël Wyssen
Area Sales Manager – Rail Systems, FOGTEC

2006-2008 electrical engineer at Stadler Bussnang AG (CH), referee for data recording equipment and fire protection system

2008–2016 Key Account Manager  - Rail Systems at FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH (D)

2016–today Area Sales Manager – Rail Systems at FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH (D)

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Dr Markus Müller
Managing Director in Switzerland and Germany, Wagner Rail
  • 54 years old
  • CH and AT citiszenship
  • Since 2009 with WAGNER
  • Managing director of Wagner Rail in Switzerland and Germany
  • More than 20 years experience in fire protection
  • Representant of Switzerland in many European and international (ISO) expert committees for fire protection such as gas extinguishing Aerosol extinguishing or water mist
  • Member of the Eurofeu Presidium
  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master degree in Business Administration

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Innovative Extinguishing System Solutions for Power Packs of Trains Under Running Conditions up to 120 km/h

2023-03-01, 12:00 PM

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Andrea Cremoncini
Sales & Marketing Manager, ISE srl - Italy

Andrea Cremoncini has a long experience in engineering, development and validation of safety-critical complex electronic systems. He has a Master degree in Physics and a strong technical background, implemented with a significant experience in technical roles, and then as a product and marketing manager, with companies selling high-tech components and systems for industry and research.

He is one of the founders of I.S.E. Ingegneria dei Sistemi Elettronici, nowadays one of the leading Italian producers of Fire Protection Systems for Rolling Stock, where he is appointed as Sales and Marketing Manager. ISE is part of the technical committee defined and manages the new Italian technical standard for RSFP, namely UNI 11565, partner of ARGE group, and supplier to major producers of rolling stock at global level.

ISE is a small Italian company with a leading position in the field of development of Safety-Critical Systems for Rolling Stock. The company implemented a comprehensive system approach to fire fighting on board of rolling stock, based on a redundant fail-safe modular architecture which can virtually fit any vehicle needs.

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How active fire protection systems should fit modern vehicles

2023-03-01, 1:00 PM

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Sharona Sente
Business Development Manager ASR Electronics EIMEA, Henkel

Belgium

  • Business Development Manager ASR* Electronics - EIMEA
  • 10+ years of experience as chemical engineer for industrial applications in printed electronics
  • Master Degree in Chemictry Engineering - Bio Sciences

Contact:

  • sharona.sente@henkel.com
  • +32 470 925 604

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Railway Solutions

2023-03-02, 9:30 AM

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Dimitri Clément
Global Key Accounts Manager Rail Industry, Henkel

Belgium

  • Global Key Account Manager Rail Industry
  • 25 years of experience as application engineer for industrial applications and maintenance
  • Certified European Adhesive Engineer - EAE

Contact:

  • dimitri.clement@henkel.com
  • +32 478 666 607 

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Railway Solutions

2023-03-02, 9:30 AM

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Natalie Schneider
Technical Service Team Leader, Bakelite
  • Apprenticeship as chemical laboratory assistant at Bakelite AG, Germany
  • Studies - M.Sc. degree in Bio- and Nanotechnology at the University of applied sciences South Westphalia, Germany
  • Research work at the university - corrosion protection of offshore installations by coatings
  • since 2014 at Bakelite GmbH in technical customer support & leading of the technical service team
  • Direct technical support of phenolic resin applications in carbon products and composites & support of customer related projects
  • Leading of the technical team responsible for other applications of phenolic resins such as refractories, friction, abrasives, textile nonwovens...

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High Performance Phenolic Impregnation Resins for Prepreg Application

2023-03-02, 1:45 PM

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