Fire a Growing Risk to Shipping Because of Lithium-ion Batteries, Allianz Says

By Jim Sams | September 2, 2022

  • October 11, 2022 at 1:17 pm
    Matthew McKaig says:
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    Dear Sir, If early detection is the key, then the aim must be to think ahead and to intervene BEFORE the fire starts – so at the pre-ignition stage. Given that most Lithium-Ion battery fires are preceded by Thermal Runaway and therefore a period rising (but pre-ignition) heat; this heat should be seen as a predictive signifer of imminent fire. The Thermarestor device activates at 80c (+/-5c) and can faciltate the sending of a signal to the crew (in a marine environment) that something needs attention – so hopefully turning a potential fire into an maintenance issue. If nothing else the device buys valuable time, enabling appropriate decisions to be made on a preventative or on an avoidance basis. This low tech and low cost approach could genuinely help tackle this growing menace. Yours faithfully, Matthew McKaig. Director of Communications at Thermarestor.

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