LITHIUM-ION BATTERY FIRE EXTINGUISHER

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LITHIUM-ION BATTERY FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

 

INCORPORATING FIREBLOCK LITHIUM GEL

 

The Jactone Lithium-ion Battery Fire Extinguisher using FIREBLOCK LITHIUM Gel, is a UK manufactured fire extinguisher, made at Jactone’s UK factory and is available in New Zealand in a 9 litre model. The unit comes complete with the distinctive Jactone colour coded handle, header label and base. Learn more about this amazing unit below.

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Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly used in modern life, both at home and in the workplace. They provide a power source for a wide variety of equipment and unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons including, overheating, overcharging and mechanical damage, can sometimes lead to fires.

Such fires are usually accompanied by Thermal Runaway within cells and Thermal Propagation between cells. To have any chance of arresting both thermal runaway and preventing thermal propagation, high-performance properties are required of an agent.

To prevent or even arrest thermal runaway requires significant cooling action to interrupt the unstable chemical process, and to prevent thermal propagation we must provide a thermal insulation or ‘Fireblock’ between cells.FIREBLOCK LITHIUM Gel has both properties in abundance, with the capability to arrest thermal runaway and prevent thermal propagation.

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CERTIFICATION
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FIRE CLASSIFICATION
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The 9 litre Lithium-ion Battery Fire Extinguisher using FIREBLOCK LITHIUM Gel, is manufactured at Jactone’s UK factory and is BSI certified.

FIREBLOCK LITHIUM is a revolutionary gel material which offers unique performance in tackling lithium-ion battery fires. FIREBLOCK LITHIUM’s unique composition has a tremendously strong flame knockdown and cooling effect, and can reduce the temperature of the battery pack significantly. FIREBLOCK LITHIUM gel has the ability to attach to surfaces with a low run off property.

  • Non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.
  • Quick flame knockdown.
  • Starts cooling battery temperature within seconds.
  • Can arrest and prevent thermal runaway and thermal propagation.
  • Reduces emissions of toxic smoke, lowering explosion risk.

The 9 litre Lithium-ion Battery fire extinguisher comes with Jactone’s distinctive colour coded header label, handle and base which ensure that the extinguisher is identifiable from any angle. This can provide valuable and critical time when helping to evacuate a building or extinguish a small fire, if safe to do so.

  • Quality deep-drawn cylinder.
  • High-quality heavy-duty brass valves.
  • Colour coded header, handle and base.

This brochure explains how Jactone Lithium-ion Battery Fire Extinguishers using FIREBLOCK LITHIUM Gel will provide assurance when dealing with lithium-ion battery fires.

FIREBLOCK PERFORMANCE

Performance of the unique FIREBLOCK LITHIUM agent is best seen in the three short videos below showing differing battery sizes and types.

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9L FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Battery specification:
Cylindrical, large cluster, 2000wh.

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E-SCOOTER FIRE PERFORMANCE

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THERMAL INSULATION PERFORMANCE

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COOLING PERFORMANCE

FIRE TESTS

The performance of the Jactone Lithium-ion Battery Fire Extinguisher range has been assessed in a comprehensive series of fire test scenarios, demonstrating the clear benefits of FIREBLOCK LITHIUM gel in operation.

Fire testing has been performed on all cell types, Cylindrical, Prismatic and Pouch. We provide a series of links below to videos, which detail the cell types and total energy capacity of cells/modules used in each test.

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SMALL CLUSTER

150wh – 2ltr Extinguisher

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PRISMATIC

320wh – 6ltr Extinguisher

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LARGE CLUSTER

2000wh – 9ltr Extinguisher

THE BENEFITS OF FIREBLOCK LITHIUM GEL

FIREBLOCK LITHIUM is a specialised gel that is used to extinguish lithium battery fires with different chemistries and cell types.FIREBLOCK LITHIUM is non-toxic and a 100 percent biodegradable.

FIREBLOCK LITHIUM’S unique composition has a tremendously strong flame knockdown and cooling effect.

FIREBLOCK LITHIUM has the ability to attach to surfaces with a low run off property.

FIREBLOCK LITHIUM reduces the temperature significantly of the battery pack.

Tests have shown that on all lithium-ion battery fire tests, where FIREBLOCK LITHIUM has been applied, the battery temperature has been reduced in under a minute.

After spraying a lithium cell / module / battery, it has been shown that thermal runaway can be arrested, and the temperature of the battery has been shown to cool dramatically.FIREBLOCK LITHIUM can act as a ‘fireblock’ between adjacent cells in a battery pack preventing thermal propagation.

Runoff with FIREBLOCK LITHIUM is minimal with less than 10% runoff of the amount sprayed on a flat surface.

With such a small quantity of runoff there is less chance that the product will contaminate the surrounding environment with chemicals from the lithium batteries by running into drains and / or water sources.

The toxic smoke emitted, after applying FIREBLOCK LITHIUM on a lithium-ion battery fire, is reduced substantially to an amount that will not greatly affect the environment. Due to reduced off-gassing, FIREBLOCK LITHIUM will reduce the risk of explosion events, particularly in enclosed spaces.

APPLICATIONS

Lithium-ion batteries are present in an extremely wide and diverse range of equipment, including:

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Fire Safety Equipment does not recommend these extinguishers for the protection of electric vehicles. Due to the large and inaccessible nature of the battery packs in electric vehicles, the extinguishers would have very limited to no effect.

Additionally, Fire Safety Equipment strongly advises against using these extinguishers outside of the recommended WH range specified for each extinguisher size. Adhering to the specified usage guidelines is crucial for effective fire suppression and safety. Battery capacity maximums per extinguisher size is given as a guide. The ability to extinguish any fire will be impacted by battery configuration and cell exposure to the cooling capacity and thermal insulation properties of the FIREBLOCK LITHIUM gel as well as local weather conditions including for example wind.

Currently, no international standard exists for performance testing of Lithium Battery Fire Extinguishers. However, the Jactone FireBlock Lithium Battery fire extinguisher has undergone a comprehensive range of tests to ensure its reliability and effectiveness.