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Jactone introduces range of lithium battery fire extinguishers

18 September 2023

JACTONE HAS announced the launch of its new range of lithium battery fire extinguishers incorporating FIREBLOCK LITHIUM, which is described as a “revolutionary gel material” offering “unique performance” when it comes to tackling lithium battery fires.

Lithium batteries are increasingly being used both at home and in the workplace. They provide a power source for a wide variety of equipment. However, due to a variety of reasons (including overheating, overcharging and mechanical damage) they can sometimes lead to fires.

Such fires are usually accompanied by thermal runaway within cells and thermal propagation between cells. To have any chance of arresting both thermal runaway and preventing thermal propagation, agents require high-performance properties.

In order to prevent or otherwise arrest thermal runaway requires significant cooling action to interrupt the unstable chemical process. Preventing thermal propagation necessitates the provision of a thermal insulation or ‘fireblock’ between cells.

FIREBLOCK LITHIUM is capable of arresting thermal runaway and preventing thermal propagation. FIREBLOCK LITHIUM is non-toxic and 100% biodegradable. It acts to cool lithium battery temperatures within seconds and reduces any emissions of toxic smoke, in turn lowering the explosion risk

Jactone’s lithium battery fire extinguishers are available in 2-, 6- and 9-litre models, all of which are CE and UKCA marked.

*Further information is available online at www.jactone.com

**Jactone is exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham on 19-20 September. Visit Stand M176 to view the lithium battery fire extinguishers and speak with members of the team