Firechief Global, the UK’s leading brand in battery safety has added a new product to its Lithium-Ion Battery Safety range.
Firechief PyroFlow is a mineral-based extinguishing agent that is non-toxic and eco-friendly and can be used to fight and prevent fires in metal, lithium-ion battery cells and combustible liquids.
Manufactured from low grade waste glass recycled into lightweight, aerated spherical granules, Firechief PyroFlow Active is an effective extinguishing agent that instantly smothers problematic Lithium-Ion battery fires in seconds. In the event of a fire, the entire bag can be placed onto the visible flames, to rapidly smother, cool and contain any blaze or alternatively the PyroFlow granules can be poured onto the flames to douse them.
Firechief PyroFlow Passive is a tried-and-tested solution as a packing media for controlling the risk of storing and transporting Lithium-Ion batteries – including damaged or recycled batteries which may leak electrolyte – by land, air, or sea.
Firechief PyroFlow Passive granules range from 1-4mm in diameter and come packaged in convenient 12 kg bags, while Firechief PyroFlow Active granules are smaller at 0.25 – 0.5mm diameter and are packaged in 17 kg bags.
Commenting on the launch of PyroFlow, Firechief’s Managing Director Laurie Pollard said: ‘Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries feature in almost every part of our daily life. They power our smartphones, personal devices, laptops, e-bikes and e-scooters, electric vehicles and more. However, in the event of malfunction, they can also represent a serious fire risk.
‘ We are excited to introduce PyroFlow to the market . It is a cost-effective, easy to store and eco-friendly solution to the ever-growing risk Lithium-Ion batteries pose in today’s world. Organisations and environments at risk from Lithium-Ion battery fires include the fire and rescue services; courier services and logistics providers; recycling centres and consumer recycling points; bus, train, ferry and air transport operators and passenger hubs; and electric vehicle, e-scooter and e-bike manufacturers and retailers’.
In 2021, the London Fire Brigade attended 104 fires involving Lithium-ion batteries: 44 caused by e-bikes, 28 caused by e-scooters and 32 other Li-ion battery events including mobile phones and laptops.1 The Brigade’s data for 2020 also suggests the fire incident rate for electric cars is 0.1%, more than double that for petrol and diesel vehicles.2
In the UK, Lithium-ion batteries in domestic and business waste are responsible for an estimated 201 fires a year. That’s 48% of all waste fires costing the UK economy £158m per annum.3
The Firechief range includes high-performance fire extinguishers, fire blankets, first aid kits, lithium-ion fire extinguishers. For more information, call us on +44 (0)330 999 0019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
London Evening Standard
Eunomia and the Environmental Services Association (ESA): Cutting Lithium-ion Battery Fires in the Waste Industry, Jan 2021
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