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Mobile fire enclosure for lithium-ion batteries
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The economic success of companies depends, among other things, on ensuring damage-free operation. The risk of fire in the company can be countered effectively through preventive fire protection measures.
In particular, this also applies to the storage of rechargeable lithium batteries in production or storage areas. Lithium batteries are highly efficient energy storage devices, which are suitable for diverse areas of use, especially in industry. Alongside its many advantages, this technology involves risks.
Technical defects or improper handling during storage, charging and operation can quickly lead to a fire.
Against the background of increasing use of lithium-ion batteries, simple solutions for safe storage are in demand.
Danger always occurs if lithium batteries discharge their stored energy in an uncontrolled way. The resulting, no longer controllable, chain reaction causes an explosive fire. This so-called thermal runaway is difficult to control. It cannot be simply extinguished with water. However, use of large quantities of water is advantageous to lessen the effects and to prevent spreading to other cells.
Damaged or defective lithium batteries must be removed from storage or production areas immediately and stored temporarily at a safe distance or in an area separated by fire resistant construction elements until their disposal.
Extract from “General safety regulations for lithium batteries (VdS 3103: 2019-06)”