How to Use Fire Rover to Combat Battery Fires

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How to Use Fire Rover to Combat Battery Fires

October 6, 2022

One of the most dangerous fire hazards faced by the recycling industry comes from lithium-ion batteries. Batteries present a unique danger which requires specialised fire suppression solution. At Wastech Engineering, we provide clients with comprehensive lithium-ion battery fire suppression systems.


Lithium batteries can ignite spontaneously due to electrical shorting, sudden discharge, overcharging and manufacturing defects. When a battery overheats, it begins a process called thermal runaway which causes the internal temperature to suddenly rise.


Many battery-related fires are a result of unsafe handling of batteries at facilities. Compacting, shredding, and exposure to harsh weather can cause batteries to become damaged, leading to sparks which can quickly lead to fires.


Wastech Engineering recommends the Fire Rover detection and suppression system to safeguard your facility. Below, we look at some of the key benefits of this technology.


Thermal Detection


Fire Rover is popular at locations where discarded batteries are stored. The advanced thermal cameras are equipped to detect even the smallest rise in temperature. A 24/7 remote monitoring team identifies the threat and instantly deploys an effective encapsulating agent at the base of the hotspot to immediately cool it down and cut off oxygen supply.


Eliminates Thermal Runaway


Traditional fire suppression systems are only effective in one small area which means that, while they may put out a small battery fire, they are unable to deal with batteries in the vicinity which are overheating without the presence of flames. Ineffective fire suppression means that the danger of a fire is present even after the system has deployed its fire suppressing system. With the Fire Rover system, all abnormal thermal signatures are detected in real time and extinguished immediately.


Protect Fire Fighters


By identifying all batteries which may be on the verge of thermal runaway, a fire incident is rendered safe for firefighters who will avoid running the risk of walking into a room where a number of batteries are about to ignite. Military grade thermal imaging means that the room is guaranteed safe from sudden combustion, thereby protecting fire response teams and your employees.



Lithium Battery Fire Detection and Suppression System in Australia


Create a safe environment for the storage of sensitive materials such as lithium-ion batteries by installing state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression systems from Wastech Engineering. Our Fire Rover systems are customised to your requirements and provide 24/7, real time monitoring of every corner of your facility.


Contact Wastech Engineering online, call us on 1800 465 465 for a consultation, or visit our website today for more information on fire suppression.


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