In the spotlight: lithium battery fire risk


The dangers of lithium battery fires and a lack of awareness of how to deal with them was brought under the spotlight at a recent webinar, which suggested that regulations will soon be needed.

“With LIBs there is a tetrahedron of fire. There is an additional effect of a chemical chain reaction. Once the thermal runway starts, that fire is unstoppable. Flames in LIB fires will be pulled towards the nearest energy source.”

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