Lithium Batteries create an actual threat of fireplace – Prof. Allan Manning’s Weblog

Lithium Batteries create an actual threat of fireplace

Lithium Batteries create a real risk of fire

Whereas lithium batteries have been an actual recreation changer in battery improvement, they actually have elevated the chance of fireplace, significantly when they’re being charged.

We now have seen a rise in fires brought on by such batteries in the whole lot from kids’s scooters, battery operated energy instruments, and e-bikes, to forklifts, drones, golf carts and electrical autos.

I used to be at a recycling centre the opposite day and a discarded battery caught fireplace, however fortunately the operator had good threat administration and the battery had been remoted and was positioned in an space the place it might trigger no hurt.

For smaller batteries there are threat administration measures that may be taken resembling the usage of a fireproof charging bag.

LiPo (lithium polymer) battery in protecting, fireproof, charging bag. These batteries are utilized in drones and radio managed fashions.

The purpose of this weblog is remind readers that the chance may be very actual and that with most dangers, good threat administration is the important thing. Some measures aren’t that simple, resembling having the charging station relocated nicely away from the rest as this can be expensive and/or inconvenient, however it’s prudent.

Step one in any threat administration course of is to establish the chance. From there we are able to take a look at how greatest to mitigate and handle the chance.

This recommendation is not only for industrial dangers however for everybody, together with dwelling house owners or tenants.

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