How To Keep Safe From Lithium Battery Fires

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As an accredited service providers, Fire System Services is here to assist you with your Lithium Battery Fire Solutions in Adelaide.

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They sell and service Lithium Battery AVD Fire Extinguishers for Lithium Battery fires.  AVD Class D fire extinguisher is effective against lithium-metal battery fires.

The AVD Fire Extinguisher is the first agent proven to extinguish lithium-ion batteries without reignition. It is non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-hazardous, and fully biodegradable.

This makes it an effective solution for extinguishing lithium battery fires.

Keeping Safe from Lithium Battery Fires

Lithium-ion batteries – a commonplace power source in most households and businesses – have the potential to create devastating fires.  Used in electronics, e-scooters, e-bikes, e-vehicles, and energy storage systems, the flammable and volatile liquid electrolyte solution in these batteries has been linked to more than 450 fires across Australia.

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery hazards are varied and can lead to severe injury or death.  Often, they arise from low-quality batteries; unsafe charging practices; environmental or external factors, such as when Li-ion batteries are exposed to heat or moisture; or when products containing Li-ion batteries are repurposed or modified.  Risks include possible explosions and fires that are difficult to extinguish and that could spontaneously reignite.

Understanding and implementing safety measures is essential to mitigate these risks.  There are five steps Australians can take to keep their homes and businesses safe:

  1. Proper storage and management: the storage environment of Li-ion batteries greatly influences their safety and longevity.  Optimal storage temperature ranges from 5 degrees celsius to 20 degrees celsius, as excessive heat can shorten battery life and escalate fire risks, while cold conditions affect device efficiency and can require more frequent charging.
  2. Avoid overcharging: overcharging can cause unstable conditions within Li-ion batteries, leading to thermal runaway.  This involves an uncontrollable increase in temperature, which presents a significant fire hazard.  To prevent overcharging-related risks, users should: limit charging time; avoid leaving devices to charge overnight: and maintain battery charge levels between 50 and 100%.
  3. Handle batteries with care: a punctured battery can lead to short circuits and electrolyte leakage, which can trigger chemical reactions that generate heat damaging the battery and surrounding areas.  proper handling ensures the safety of the user and extends the battery’s lifespan.  Users should also take care to dispose of Li-ion batteries correctly to avoid creating additional risks.
  4. Do not overlook cleanliness: Li-ion batteries attract dust and grime, which can be a fire hazard.  Regular cleaning is essential, especially around vents and ports.  A simple cloth can be used to clean these areas for mobile devices, optimising battery performance, and reducing fire risks.
  5. Purchase from reputable suppliers: it is crucial that users buy batteries from reputable manufacturers.  the market is flooded with counterfeit products that appear genuine but may be made with inferior materials and lack adherence to safety standards which can lead to short circuits or power surges.  Users should check credentials and compliance with safety standards, such as those outlined in the Australian Government’s Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme (EESS).

While it is possible to reduce the risk of hazards arising from the use of Li-ion batteries, understanding. how to respond correctly in the event of an incident is essential to protecting homes and businesses.

In the event of a fire, the immediate action is to cut off the current supply, ideally by flooding it with water.

However, the flammable nature of Li-ion batteries means that the window of opportunity for such action is limited – often the safest response is to evacuate the area and to seek professional help.

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