The same M Fire safe chemistry that could stop a wild fire in its tracks puts out lithium battery fires. This safe fire inhibitor would help our brave firefighters much better then just water and keep toxic water run off to a minimum in these car fires.
M Fires Chemistry Is So Safe Its Could Be Sprayed By Flight Attendants On Planes Or In The Trunks Of Electric Car.
If you’ve traveled through any major airport in the past six months you’ve heard the boarding gate personnel give a warning to all passengers from the Federal Aviation Administration. It clearly indicates that no one can bring a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone on the flight whether with them in the cabin or in checked luggage.
Most airlines also advise you not to bring anything with lithium-ion batteries, including any e-cigarette device, on your person or in checked bags.
The airlines themselves have had some negative experience with lithium-ion batteries used in the auxiliary power unit of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. On at least four occasions, these batteries suffered what is referred to as “thermal runaway,” in which the heat from a failing cell causes itself and surrounding cells to fail, thereby generating more heat. In some instances, the units experienced enough heat to catch nearby combustibles on fire causing smoke in the cargo space or in the passenger cabin.
This past December, the concern over items using lithium-ion batteries prompted the National Fire Protection Association to issue a tip sheet entitled “Lithium-ion Battery Safety for Consumers” on the use of such items as hoverboards, children’s scooters, remote-control gadgetry, laptops, toys, smart phones, e-cigarettes and even the 10-year batteries in smoke alarms.
The tip sheet cautioned that lithium-ion batteries store a large amount of energy in a very small space, are designed for specific uses, and like any other manufactured item can be subject to defects that cause the batteries to overheat, catch fire or explode.
NFPA warned to cease using the item if a consumer noticed a strange odor, change in color, excessive heat, a change in the shape, leakage or odd noises coming from the consumer item.
The issue of lithium-ion batteries is not new to the NFPA. Almost five years ago, it began to look at the issue of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars. This research included a series of tests on vehicles with lithium-ion batteries. One of their conclusions was clearly stated in the following excerpt from that report.
“In each of the six full-scale burn tests, firefighters at the test site found that they needed to flow large amounts of water on the batteries, because fire kept flaring up even after it appeared to be extinguished. In one test, a battery fire reignited 22 hours after it was thought to be extinguished.
Mighty Fire Breaker is out to equip our brave firefighters with better and safer chemistry
MFI Radio Podcast Show June 5th at 3pm Lithium Battery Fires
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