July 2023 | Safety Assessment
As part of the joint project RUBIN (Regional Entrepreneurial Alliances for Innovation), GfL, in cooperation with a wide range of partners, is preparing a feasibility study on the use of carbon concrete on manoeuvring areas of an airport (runways, aprons and taxiways, helipads). The material properties - in particular the heating function - offer advantages to be analyzed in terms of safety and capacity. The overriding basic requirement is to ensure flight safety.
Part of the project is the conception and development of a safety concept for electrical systems and operating materials when using carbon concrete at airports, taking into account international specifications. For this purpose, a large-scale hazard identification workshop has now been conducted with various participants (manufacturer of the system, technicians, concrete experts, construction planning, operational services, traffic management, fire department, safety management, etc.) with the aim of identifying hazards and consequences that may occur in connection with the implementation of the system. As a result, a list of hazards was prepared with all stakeholders and estimates of occurrence frequencies were also included. This is followed by an evaluation of the hazards and determination of the risk, as well as the derivation of any necessary measures.