When a laptop or cellphone catches on fire, your immediate priority should be to extinguish the flames as safely and effectively as possible. In the case of such an emergency as a thermal runaway, different environments require a different fire safety protocol. Water works in a pinch, but dousing a lithium-ion battery fire with water creates a significant amount of smoke, acidic vapors, and harmful gases, which present a danger in closed spaces such as an airline cabin. For these situations, a dry fire suppressant is the best option.
CellBlockEX is a solid, dry medium that quickly extinguishes fires while absorbing smoke and toxic gases. Made from post-consumer recycled glass, this eco-friendly fire suppressant is a much safer option for suffocating battery fires, and can even be implemented in the safe transportation of flammable goods. Plus, the loose-fill medium of CellBlockEX allows it to be poured into hard-to-reach spaces. The video below showcases the benefits of CellBlockEX in the event of a lithium-ion battery fire.
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