Success reported for li-ion battery fire containment test

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AmSafe Bridport has completed what it claims is the world’s first successful fire containment test with Lithium ion (li-ion) batteries in a 1 cubic meter space. 4,800 li-ion batteries in a 50-70% state of charge were bundled together for the six-hour test and stored in one of the company’s Mantle fire containment pallets and placed into the thermal runway. Recorded internal temperatures exceeded 1,500C, and the success of the test makes Mantle the only product on the market that can contain a fire of this intensity and within such a small space, according to the company.

The test would mean that carriers have a reduced risk when carrying li-Ion batteries in cargo holds and other spaces on board, effectively creating a greater scope of possibilities to expand existing contracts as well as opening doors with new business that need to transport li-ion based products.

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