LITHIUM-ION BATTERY FIRE SOLUTION
AF31-EV extinguishes lithium-ion fires at the source and prevents reignition. Studies show that AF31-EV is the most effective solution for this new and challenging fire classification.
AF31-EV: The worlds only solution for extinguishing lithium-ion fires.
EXTINGUISHES AND PREVENTS RE-IGNITION
AN ELECTRIC FUTURE
NEW CHALLENGES IN THE AGE OF ZERO EMISSIONS AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
SOLUTIONS FOR LITHIUM-ION FIRES
The escalated effort of making electric vehicles available and more practical for the everyday consumer presents new challenges in uncharted territory. Lithium-ion battery fires are not easily extinguished using traditional measures and there is a tremendous risk of re-ignition, hours if not days after the fire is initially extinguished. AF31-EV is a proven solution that can effectively extinguish lithium-ion fires and prevent re-ignition.
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Copious Amounts of Water
Currently, the best practice for extinguishing electric vehicle fires is to use copious amounts of water in order to cool the burning battery.
Lift Car to Access Battery
Firefighters may be instructed to use a leverage system in order to lift the car on its side so that they have direct access to the battery pack.
Submerging Electric Vehicles
Some fire agencies around the world are using large containers filled with water to completely submerge burning electric vehicles.
Firefighters have experimented with fire blankets, however lithium-ion battery fires create their own oxygen. A fire blanket will not prevent re-ignition.
While traditional Class B foam is often used to extinguish car fires, this medium is not effective against lithium-ion battery fires.
OTHER INDUSTRIES EXPOSED TO NEW CLASSIFICATION OF FIRE
A clean energy revolution is taking place across America requiring businesses to maximize utility from alternative energy sources. Lithium-Ion batteries are currently the most popular ways to achieve this goal. "Renewable energy cannot succeed without energy storage; lithium batteries not only reduce the intermittency of certain clean energy sources, but also provide a cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels." - Teague Egan, EnergyX
Electric Vehicles (EV)
Solar (PV) Generation
Hydropower & Marine Energy
UPS & Backup Systems
Major Technological Breakthrough
M-Fire Technologies AF31-EV provides rapid extinguishment against lithium-ion battery fires and prevents re-ignition. Lithium-ion fires will grow exponentially as industries continue to adopt more alternative energy solutions. AF31-EV is the only environmentally friendly technology capable of containing these new challenging fires.
AF31-EV: Lithium-Ion Fire Solution
We are on the precipice of addressing a new fire class - Electric Vehicle Fires. Not only are these fires difficult to extinguish, EV fires are highly likely to reignite. Thermal run away is a problem that will only get worse as the Lithium-Ion battery industry expands its global footprint.
We have learned that firefighters are required to extinguish EV fires post thermal run away in electric vehicles. In order to extinguish these fires effectively, we need solutions that result in rapid extinguishment. The batteries also need to be overwhelmed in order to keep the temperature under ignition point.
The current strategy for firefighters is to apply copious amounts of water to the battery pack until the temperature drops below ignition. This strategy is missing a key element that will allow for quicker extinguishment and assurance of no re-ignition.
AF31-EV is a water based solution that extinguishes lithium-ion battery fires while also interrupting the necessary elements required to re-ignite. It is the only eco-friendly fire inhibitor capable of both extinguishing these types of fires and preventing re-ignition. AF31-EV has been tested against and successfully extinguished fires up to 2500°C.
AF31-EV has been tested for and contains no ozone-depleting substances (ODS) or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In addition, this solution is Greenguard Gold Certified, ensuring the highest standard of health and safety for both humans and the environment.
With over 20 years of use, AF31-EV is a trusted, revolutionary firefighting technology. It has been used around the world, including in Asia and Europe. AF31-EV can both extinguish existing fires and prevent future fires, making it the ultimate solution for electric vehicle fires as well as other fires resulting from lithium-ion batteries .