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Lithium-ion fire extinguishers

Lithium-ion fire extinguishers

In recent years, the huge increase in lithium-ion batteries in consumer electronics and portable devices has led to an increased risk of fire incidents. Lithium-ion batteries are known for their energy density and efficiency, but they can also pose a fire hazard if mishandled or damaged. Fires involving lithium-ion batteries can be challenging to extinguish using traditional methods due to the unique characteristics of these fires, such as their ability to reignite even after initial suppression.

Challenges of Lithium Ion Fires

Lithium ion fires differ significantly from traditional fires fueled by combustible materials. When a lithium ion battery catches fire, it releases highly flammable electrolytes and can sustain combustion even without external oxygen. This phenomenon, known as thermal runaway, poses a serious challenge for fire suppression efforts.

Applications of a lithium-ion battery fire extinguisher

A lithium-ion battery fire extinguisher is critical for applications across a spectrum of settings where the risk of battery-related fires is prevalent. From consumer electronics stores and repair shops handling smartphones, laptops, and tablets, to e-scooter rental stations and electric vehicle charging points in urban areas, these extinguishers are vital for swiftly suppressing fires during charging or maintenance.

In industrial facilities where lithium-ion batteries power robotics and machinery, and in residential settings with numerous electronic devices, these specialised extinguishers provide essential protection. They are also indispensable in aerospace and aviation, safeguarding against potential fires in aircraft systems and components. In all these environments, lithium-ion battery fire extinguishers play a crucial role in ensuring safety, mitigating risks, and protecting both property and lives.

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Environmentally friendly fire extinguishers

Environmentally friendly fire extinguishers

In today's world, prioritising environmentally responsible decisions is crucial, and this applies equally to fire protection solutions. Regrettably, numerous firefighting methods do not meet the environmental standards that many of us desire.

Firefighting foam containing PFAs (Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances) poses significant risks to both the environment and human health. Fortunately, there are alternatives. At Fire Protection Shop, we take great pride in offering a wide selection of effective, eco-friendly fire extinguishers that are free from PFAs.

EnviroFoam fire extinguishers

Foam fire extinguishers, renowned for their effectiveness against Class B fires, face increasing scrutiny due to the presence of PFAs. This has sparked a search for environmentally safer alternatives. Historically, finding replacements proved challenging as no eco-friendly option matched the performance of PFAs.

Our fluorine-free foam fire extinguishers address these concerns by offering a sustainable firefighting solution without compromising effectiveness. The extinguishing agent in these units is entirely fluorine-free, biodegradable, and compliant with EN 1568-1/2/3/4 standards.

Powered by advanced technology, our fluorine-free foam fire extinguishers ensure consistent firefighting capability and high-quality performance, eliminating the environmental risks associated with PFAs.

EnviroFoam extinguishers