Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Extinguisher

As accredited service providers, the technicians at Fire System Services are here to assist you with your Lithium-Ion Battery fire extinguisher sales and service in Adelaide.

Lith-Ex AVD are easy to use and available in different sizes, Lith-Ex AVD Fire Extinguishers are a range of high-quality Fire Extinguishers suitable for lithium-ion Battery Fires.  

Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion (AVD) is the first agent proven to combat and extinguish lithium-ion batteries, without reignition.

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 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.

AVD Agent

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.

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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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Lithium Battery Applications

Lithium batteries are a common part of everyday life, at home and at work. They’re used in children’s toys, electronics, computers, personal devices, factory equipment, and much more – which means that the dangers they pose are prominent. Lithium battery fire hazards can be caused by physical impact, overheating, internal cell failure, short circuits, or manufacturing defects. At AVDfire, we work with many sectors to provide effective lithium battery fire protection. Discover some of these below.

The sectors and industries we work with

AVDfire provides a range of lithium battery fire solutions for a variety of vertical sectors to suit their individual requirements. With the use of lithium batteries on the rise, having the right protection in place is vital. Some of the industries and applications we work with include:

  • Transport – eg Aviation, Automotive
  • Energy Storage
  • Shipping
  • Logistics
  • Marine
  • Automotive
  • Domestic
  • Industrial

Fire Extinguisher Services Adelaide 

At Fire System Services, we provide sales & services to an extensive range of standard and specialty fire extinguishers and parts and accessories to cover your fire extinguisher services in Adelaide. Before purchasing one, it would be best to talk with us about what is best for your home or business.

Some of these include:

A:B: E Dry Chemical Powder This is one of the most common choices in Australia for its ability to tackle many different types of fires and its effectiveness compared to its low cost.

Carbon Dioxide Typically used For Class E & F fires, ideal for kitchen fires, small flammable liquid, and electrical fires only as they work by shifting oxygen.

Fire Blanket Typically used for Kitchen Fires involving Human Torch Fires (Clothing), Class F cooking oils, and fat fires. One we recommend having in your household.

Foam – Typically used for Class F fires, including Fuel Fires, Flammable and combustible Liquids.

Vermiculite – Typically used for Class D fires Lithium Batteries. This type of fire extinguisher is ideal for combatting lithium battery fires within factory or office spaces.

Water – Typically used for Class A fires, including Paper, Wood, Materials, and textiles.

Water Mist – Typically used for Class A & E fires. Water Mist is the ultimate extinguisher for Class A fires and where a potential Class E (electrical) hazard exists.

The Water Mist extinguishers contain de-ionized water (sold separately), making them the best for protecting hospital environments, telecommunication facilities and “clean room” manufacturing facilities.

Wet Chemical – Typically used for Class F fires, including cooking oils and deep fat fryers, ideally found alongside Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers and fire blankets. Essential Safety Equipment for commercial kitchens.

For fire extinguisher sales & services in Adelaide, it is essential to conduct your research to ensure your home or business is covered in case of an emergency.

What are the Different Classes of Fires?

Types of fires are separated into six different classes, and categorising these can help you assess the kind of extinguisher you require for your, click on the link to view our selection chart.

Class A: Fires that involve carbonaceous solids,  This as wood, paper, cloth, and textiles.

Class B: Involves flammable and combustible liquids—petrol, oil, and paint.

Class C: Fires that involve combustible gases such as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), butane, propane Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Class D: Involves combustible metals, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, and aluminum shavings.

Class E: These are electrical fires, such as electrical switchboards and computerised equipment.

Class F: Fires from cooking oils and fats in the kitchen.

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