Electric Vehicle Charging Fire Protection

Advances in technology and concern for the environment have created an increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) for both private and commercial use.

The time needed to charge an electric vehicle can be anything between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point.

A fire involving a lithium-ion car battery can burn for a prolonged period of time (for many hours).

Lithium-ion car batteries experiencing thermal runaway will typically either rupture or vent through integrated rupture discs, releasing a jet of flammable gases from the underside of the vehicle, igniting to form a short-duration jet-fire. From observed EV car fires, this jet is typically 2-3 metres in length. The direction of jet depends on individual battery design and failure mode.

Studies by The Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology and NFPA have both determined that EV car fires, once established, are largely fueled by the car parts and interiors made from plastic materials and that fire loading is similar to that of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

However, it should be noted that even where an EV fire has apparently been extinguished, there have been cases when a vehicle lithium-ion battery has reignited due to the recurring thermal event in the battery. This may be exacerbated if the vehicle is disturbed or shaken by moving / dragging to another location.

The Solution

The Lithium-Ion Risk Prevention System, powered by LI-ION TAMER* technology, has been designed to proactively identify a lithium-ion battery failure before it reaches thermal runaway resulting in a major fire event.

On activation of the system a signal is sent to the charging station to stop charging the battery.

Advantages of Lithium-Ion Fire Risk Prevention Systems

Applications for the Lithium-Ion Fire Risk Prevention Systems

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