Fire management system for Lithium-ion
Due to technological developments in recent years, the demand for lithium-ion batteries has risen enormously. The demand for lithium-ion batteries will only increase. Think of more and more electronic devices that draw their energy from a (lithium-ion) battery for longer.
A major disadvantage of this development is the fire risk of a lithium-ion battery. Worldwide, there is no extinguishing agent that can extinguish a lithium fire. This has already had an enormous impact on the transport and storage of lithium-ion batteries. Among other things, IATA (International Air Transport Association) is struggling with a huge transport problem. You may have already experienced this yourself when checking in your luggage at the airport. Your devices with lithium-ion batteries are no longer allowed to fly in the cargo hold and only in your hand luggage.
Aerosol extinguishing & Lithium-ion protection
Recently the first tests were done with condensed aerosol as an extinguishing agent on lithium-ion fires. As long as the room remains closed, the aerosol controls the fire. The fire is under control so that there is enough time to alert the emergency services and to wait for them to take over the emergency. During the test the temperature dropped quickly from almost 1000 degrees back to 80 degrees Celsius.
The AF-X Fireblocker developed by AF-X contains the world’s most effective condensed aerosol extinguisher. The AF-X Fireblocker is certified by KIWA in accordance with the following norms and guidelines:
- ISO 15779
- EN 15276
- UL 2775
- NFPA 2010
- BRL K23001
With our fire protection systems it is possible to control the fire without causing any damage to people, the environment and other equipment and materials that are present in the room. This limits the damage caused by Lithium-ion fire.
An additional advantage is that an AF-X Fireblocker extinguishing system is a much better investment than traditional extinguishing systems. Our fire extinguishing systems are low in maintenance and have a service life of at least 15 years.
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