Special Hazards Fire Suppression for Lithium-ion Battery Storage and Manufacturing

Suppression and Detection Design and Installation

Lithium-ion battery storage spaces need to have a fire protection system that is designed to protect the facility from the possibility of thermal runway. Lithium-ion batteries are charged and discharged to meet demands for power from the grid. Energy flowing in and out from these batteries creates heat. Over time, defect in manufacturing can result in shorts which lead to thermal runway.

During thermal runway, the battery increases in temperature and causes a further increase in temperature in the battery cells around it. Fires caused by these batteries have the potential to become dangerous due to thermal runway. These fires are Class B fires and have the potential to reignite hours or days later due to thermal runway.

Fire Protection Systems for Lithium-ion Battery Storage

Designing a fire protection system for lithium-ion battery storage or manufacturing can be difficult due to the hazards created by lithium-ion batteries. Some potential special hazards systems that could be used for these applications include:

  • Novec Fire Suppression
  • Inert gas systems
  • Water mist systems
  • Clean Agent Systems
  • VESDA smoke detection
  • Li-Ion Tamer early warning off gas detection systems

Lithium-ion Battery Projects

3S Incorporated has experience with the design and installation of fire suppression systems for lithium-ion battery storage. Some of the projects we have worked on include:

  • SK Battery – NOVEC fire suppression and VESDA smoke detection for battery manufacturing.
  • Power Company – Lithium ion battery storage container using NOVEC fire suppression, VESDA smoke detection and Li-Ion Tamer off gas detection.

Contact Us for Lithium-ion Battery Fire Protection

At 3S Incorporated, we design and install fire protection systems for even the most complex and challenging applications. If you need fire protection for lithium-ion battery storage or manufacturing, contact us to learn more about our capabilities, and learn more about pricing.

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