One of the hottest topics in fire protection these days is how to put out Lithium-Ion battery fires. It seems that every week in the news, there is some sort of fire regarding these power sources. Vistra Energy (California), one of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries, has had two recent fires. Luckily enough, the second was extinguished by a water suppression system. Last week a vehicle cargo ship (Felicity Ace) in the Atlantic was still dealing with fires onboard stemming from electric vehicles in transport from Europe.
0:06 – Intro
1:27 – Bill Introduces Himself
3:10 – Who Does Vehicle Suppression?
4:25 – What Vehicles are We Talking About?
5:18 – Key Off-Road Markets
6:18 – Key Over-The-Road Markets
7:09 – Regulations For These Markets
8:44 – Goal of Vehicle Suppression
10:55 – What These Fires Look Like
12:08 – How These Systems Work
16:30 – Wet, Dry, & Gaseous Systems
20:26 – The Kodiak Brand
22:42 – Dealing With Bus Fires
25:38 – Gas Detection on Trash Trucks
27:05 – Timeline of Electric Vehicle Growth
30:42 – Fire Suppression of Lithium-Ion Batteries
34:00 – Preventing Lithium-Ion Battery Runaways
35:10 – Early-Warnings in Private Electric Vehicles
38:57 – Looking Beyond Electric Vehicles
41:26 – Quick Response Round
45:53 – Closing Thoughts