Proven Fire Protection
CellBlockEX is primarily used as a lithium battery fire extinguisher, but its applications expand beyond this single purpose. This versatile dry fire suppressant also aids in the storage and transportation of lithium-ion batteries and electronic devices.
A fire protection concept should be tailored precisely to the specific needs and local conditions of the company or organization. Hazards during operation, production, transportation, storage, recycling or disposal are taken into account. CellBlockEX offers a solution for numerous applications, and avoids problems with regards to its extinguishing effect as a multi-functional fire extinguishing agent. Our fire extinguishing granulate offers protection for your assets, personnel, and environment. CellBlockEX is suitable for class A, B, D, and K fire loads in preventive fire protection or as an extinguishing agent. The reusable product effectively extinguishes fires while minimizing damage.
All-Around Extinguishing Agent
The CellBlockEX granulate is very well suited for use in industrial facilities, production operations, data processing centers, archives, warehousing and transportation. Since it is an electrical insulator, it’s also ideal for use in the energy storage and supply sector (i.e., transformer station protection). CellBlockEX has a low dust content, tolerates frost, and is easily removable.
Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Protection
The increasing demand for battery cells also results in higher fire protection requirements during production, transportation, storage, and disposal or recycling of lithium-ion batteries. CellBlockEX is ideal as a dry lithium battery fire extinguisher, and is especially well suited for processes where the use of extinguishing water or foam is not possible (i.e., the aging of lithium-ion batteries).
Dangerous Goods Packaging
Transporting freight via road, air or sea – anyone shipping dangerous goods has to observe numerous regulations. Transporting damaged or defective lithium-ion batteries is problematic and special measures are required. CellBlockEX meets the fundamental requirements for fire protection filler. Accordingly, it may be used for conforming special transport containers and it exceeds DOT requirements for lithium-ion battery transport.
Fire Prevention with CellBlockEX
Preventive fire protection encompasses steps taken in advance to counteract the outbreak and spread of fires, and to limit their impact as much as possible. In technical fire protection, CellBlockEX can be used as a fire suppressing material by permanently filling cavities, suspended ceilings, cable shafts, lines and pipes.
CellBlockEX as a Packaging Filler
CellBlockEX fillers protect packaged goods against damage, vibration and impact. It is lightweight, binds liquids, and is environmentally friendly. For shipping hazardous liquids (i.e., laboratory chemicals, bases, acids, paint thinner, or similar) transportation in a dangerous goods unit with a non-combustible filler/binding agent to prevent leaks is prescribed. CellBlockEX offers secure fire and leak protection when used as a packing filler for transporting dangerous substances.
CellBlockEX used in conjunction with CellBlock Storage or Transport Containers
CellBlockEX used in shipping and storage containers offers fire and leak protection for the safe transport of hazardous materials. It is an ideal loose-fill fireproof outer packing, whether you’re using our Storage Cases or HazMat Drums.
- Very good fluid retention
- Acid and alkali resistant
- 100% inorganic, pure glass
- Inert, minimally reactive
- Minimal weight (low dumping costs of contaminated materials)
- Minimal thermal conduction
- Bacteria and germ-free
The use of expanded glass pellets as an inert filler is in accordance with the specifications of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing for the transport of damaged lithium-ion batteries.*
* The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, or BAM) is a German material research institute. [See BAM definition D/BAM/GGVSEB (ADR)/2.2-275/13, 2013]