New UNECE regulation for fire suppression systems in bus & coach engine compartments issued
26 September 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
In July this year, a new amendment of UNECE Regulation 107 was published in relation to fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches.
On 11 July 2016, the document Addendum 106 – Regulation No. 107 – Revision 6 – Amendment 3 (supplement 4 to the 06 Series of Amendments) was published. This document includes a fire testing procedure for fire suppression systems for engine compartments of buses and coaches and includes 4 tests extracted from SP Method 4912. The requirements of fire suppression systems apply to single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles of category M2 or M3 and specifically vehicles having a capacity exceeding 22 passengers in addition to the driver – “Class III”. Class III vehicles are constructed exclusively for the carriage of seated passengers, more commonly referred to as “coaches”.
It is now possible to start issuing vehicle and component type approval certificates, i.e. UNECE type- approval, with regard to fire suppression systems. SP is a Technical Service for UNECE Regulation No. 107.
Through the UNECE 1958 agreement there is a mutual recognition of vehicle type approvals of the Contracting Parties. Contracting Parties are able to choose which regulations to adopt. In Europe the new updated UNECE Regulation No. 107 will be legislated.
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This article was originally published in Brandposten magazine.