What was the need?
Victory Fire’s new client Gorillas enquired about extinguishers that could deal with Lithium-ion battery fires.
Gorillas is a new online grocery business that aims to deliver a range of groceries within 10 minutes of a customer ordering via their app. This is made possible because of the distance from a small hub to the customer within a specific radius, and the fact that the deliveries are made on e-bikes.
The client had seen the issues with Lithium-ion battery fires in the press both in the UK and Germany. They were concerned about the e-bikes being charged throughout the day and wanted cover to minimise the Lithium-ion fire risk as well as a product that could prevent thermal runaway.
The reason for the request was that 30 delivery hubs were being opened during the last few months of 2021, with a further 30 planned to come on stream in 2022.
Each hub required a Firechief 9 litre Lithium-ion Battery Fire Extinguisher with sign. These have already been supplied and fitted in the first 30 Gorillas delivery hubs with further orders to follow for the new hubs in 2022.
Both Victory Fire and Gorillas were not convinced by an alternative German F-500 product as the features and benefits were not as strong as the Lith-Ex extinguisher and AVD solution. Thermal runaway and the way AVD works to suppress it was a major factor in the decision.
Our Firechief Lithium-ion Battery Safety Range includes Lithium-ion Battery Fire Extinguishers, fire blankets, suppression kits and fire resistant containers, these products are designed to put out and keep out Lithium-ion battery fires. For more guidance on what to use on certain applications, see our product selector.
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