Aircraft Lithium Battery Fires

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Aircraft Cabin Lithium Battery Fires

Forbes Magazine reports: A Spirit Airlines flight from Dallas to Orlando was diverted to Jacksonville earlier this week after a lithium battery in a personal device caught fire in an overhead bin.

Nobody was seriously injured, but 10 crew members and passengers were hospitalised as a precaution, according to reports from the Jacksonville Fire Department.

“Spirit Airlines Flight 259 landed safely at Jacksonville International Airport around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, after the crew reported a battery on fire in an overhead bin,” said the FAA.  The agency is currently investigating the incident.

Multiple videos posted by passengers to social media show a smoke-filled cabin.

All airliners are equipped with “thermal containment bags,” and cabin crews are trained to handle the overheating devices.

But sometimes, it takes a while for the fire to be noticed, and the consequences can be more serious. Forbes said 10 passengers and crew on a Spirit Airlines flight were taken to a Jacksonville hospital after the flight diverted there.

A battery pack overheated in a bag in the overhead bin, filling the cabin with smoke. “The pilot got us out of the air really fast … but it was quite frightening for a little while until we knew we were on the ground and safe, “Quoted A Passenger”.

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Aircraft Lithium Battery Fire Extinguisher

The Lith-Ex Aviation Aircraft Lithium Battery Fire extinguisher is designed to combat lithium-ion battery fires.

A unique solution to an otherwise unsolved problem. Adequate lithium-ion battery fire protection designed and tested to tackle the dangers of battery fires across various applications.

The revolutionary extinguishing agent AVD is designed to cool excessive heat and suppress flames in their infancy to help prevent re-ignition and shutdown of fully established fires.

  • Designed for lithium-ion battery fires
  • Non-toxic and environmentally friendly
  • Reduces risk of re-combustion
  • Safe and reliable
  • Uses Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion (AVD) technology
AVD Agent

AVD is specifically designed to solve the threat caused by lithium-ion battery fires. Defend against damage and safely control the flames with Lith-Ex AVD, the first lithium-ion battery fire protection choice.

Lith-Ex AVD is a pioneering fire extinguishing agent that has been tried and tested as an adequate lithium-ion battery fire protection.

Lith-Ex AVD fire suppression technology is suitable for use in factories, offices, and other locations with significant lithium-ion battery devices.

Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion (AVD) – a revolutionary and non-toxic extinguishing agent, is deployed as a mist, which then creates a film over the surface that instantly dries to prevent re-ignition, creates an oxygen barrier, and cools down the flames. The Lith-Ex AVD fire extinguisher works where a powder extinguisher can’t.

The manufacturer has successfully type-tested AVD fire extinguishing agent on a 6.8 kWh battery module.

This equates to a small, domestic solar battery storage system or small hybrid Electric Vehicle with significantly more energy than lithium-ion power tools and electric bicycles.

Fire Extinguisher for Lithium Battery Fires

Technical Information

Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion (AVD) Lithium Battery fire extinguishing agent is a revolutionary technology that uses fixed and portable delivery techniques to combat lithium-ion battery fires effectively.

Lithium battery failure can be caused by the following:

  • Physical impact or penetration
  • Overheating
  • Short circuits
  • Internal cell failure
  • Manufacturing defects

With the rise in technology that uses lithium batteries, comes the added risk of lithium battery fires. How prepared are you for a lithium battery fire? And are lithium batteries dangerous?

The consequences of lithium battery fires are severe, so having the right precautions in place is critical. AVDfire offers a unique solution that can be used across a range of applications to effectively tackle the blaze.

What is AVD made of?

AVD is an aqueous dispersion of chemically exfoliated vermiculite. It is applied to lithium battery fires as a mist, extinguishing them and preventing the propagation of the fire.

Vermiculite is the name given to a group of hydrated laminar aluminium-iron-magnesium silicates. It consists of thin, flat flakes containing microscopic layers of water. The chemical exfoliation of vermiculite produces microscopic, individual platelets that are freely suspended in water. This yields a stable aqueous dispersion of vermiculite to be used as a lithium battery fire extinguishing agent.

Is AVD environmentally safe?

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that is exempt from REACH regulations. It is chemically and physically inert, only releasing steam when exposed to raised temperatures. It is also non-toxic to humans, plant life, and animals.

How does AVD work?

The vermiculite particles within the mist are deposited on the surface of the burning fuel to create a film over the top of the fire. The film instantly dries and, because the high aspect ratio platelet particles overlap and bind together, a non-flammable oxygen barrier between the fuel and the atmosphere is produced.

This process has a cooling effect on the fuel source and, as the water content in AVD is evaporated, the vermiculite platelets begin to build up and the fire is brought under control.
What are the benefits of AVD?

The AVD lithium battery fire protection agent is a unique product that provides a solution to an otherwise unsolved problem. AVD’s exceptional performance includes the following:

  • Water content cools the fire source
  • Vermiculite platelets encapsulate the fuel source creating an oxygen barrier
  • The vermiculite film is not electrically conductive
  • AVD is nearly twice as effective as water on a class A fires
  • AVD can be applied as a fire break to prevent the propagation of fire
  • AVD can be deployed using standard fire-fighting equipment
  • AVD is environmentally friendly

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