Lithium battery failure can be caused by the following:
Physical impact or penetration
Internal cell failure
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.
A portable fire extinguisher containing AVD (Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion) agent, that is designed to address the thermal runaway of lithium battery fires. Suitable for lithium battery (i.e., Li-ion and Li-poly), electrical, and class A fires. Environmentally responsible with no GWP (Global Warming Potential) while non-toxic to people, animals, and plant life.
The extensive use and popularity of products with lithium battery technology obscures their fire risk. Lithium battery fires are extremely dangerous, fast to accelerate, and tough to combat. The fires are driven by “thermal runaway” caused by cell failure from damage, defect, short circuit, overcharging, and overheating. Thermal runaway is when heat released during cell failure damages nearby cells releasing more heat in a chain reaction, thus extending the fire’s life and volatility.
LiCELL™ extinguishers with AVD delivers performance unachievable with conventional fire extinguishers by encapsulating the fire source with a non-flammable oxygen barrier that providing a cooling effect to address thermal runaway. An extinguisher capable of addressing thermal runaway will go a long way in protecting lives and assets on our oceans and waterways from catastrophic fires.