Research and experimentation activities

IDF offers its experience in the field working with leading domestic and foreign testing laboratories, with companies in the fire protection sector and with some Italian universities in order to test, validate and innovate products, technologies and fire protection systems.
Thanks to a consolidated network of collaboration with manufacturers and installation companies, private laboratories and universities, IDF provides the necessary technical support to companies operating in the fire protection sector and wishing to innovate products and technologies to improve safety and efficiency in the prevention and control of fires developing, thanks to its experience, new systems, methodologies and technologies to be applied for fire safety.
The wide range of services that the study is capable of offering includes technical advice, regulatory analysis, assistance during laboratory tests, including foreign ones, and drafting of all documents required for marketing of products.

Specialized support for producers

The IDF team offers specialist support to manufacturers of passive protection systems in search of innovative technical solutions for fire protection of structures and it does so through the thermomechanical analysis, design and assistance in the conduct of trials at the best accredited European laboratories.

Research and development of mathematical models

Our engineers carry out research and development of mathematical models applied to the analysis of the fire resistance of structures.
Our goal in this regard is to validate new methodologies and calculation models that describe the resistance of structures to the thermal action.

Engineering ratings for innovative solutions

Our research team provides consulting services to assess the feasibility and possible engineering applications of innovative solutions in the field of fire protection.


On 1 January 2021 the European project e-SHyIPS was launched, which involves 7 European countries working together to define the new guidelines for an effective introduction of hydrogen in maritime passenger transport sector, and to boost its adoption within the global and EU strategy for a clean and sustainable environment, towards the accomplishment of a zero-emission navigation scenario.
Hydrogen fuel cells market potentials in the maritime sector have been demonstrated in the last years with several vessels flagship projects. Despite hydrogen is a worldwide considered a valid option to reach the emission reduction targets, also part of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy, a regulatory framework applicable to hydrogen fuelled ships is not yet available.
e-SHyIPS brings together the Hydrogen and maritime stakeholders and international experts, through an Advisory Board, to gather new knowledge based on regulatory framework review and experimental data on ship design, safety systems, material and components and bunkering procedures.
Based on this, e-SHyIPS will define a pre-standardization plan for IGF code update for the hydrogen-based fuels passenger ships and a roadmap for the boost of Hydrogen economy in the maritime sector.
IDF contributes to this endeavour by running fire and explosion computer simulations, in order to pinpoint safety criticalities and suggest opportune precautions.