Fire protection for electric and hybrid vehicles
There is a global transition to renewable fuels and by that an increasing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles (EV and HEV). As more electric vehicles become operational, their involvement in fire incidents is likely to rise.
The significant fire risks associated with vehicles being powered by batteries and high-power electric engines/devices are not widely understood. For example, the consequence from a malfunctioning Li-ion battery can be very serious, potentially resulting in a thermal runaway situation with rapid-fire and heat propagation as well as the emission of toxic gasses, posing a great threat to vehicle drivers, occupants as well as the environment in which the vehicle is operating.
Through multiple international collaborative research projects in which studies were made of fire risks associated with lithium-ion batteries in vehicles, Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection has developed the Li-IonFire™ fire protection system that addresses and mitigates these risks effectively and safely.