Stat-X® condensed aerosol fire suppression is a solution for energy storage systems (ESS) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) applications. This includes in-building, containerized, and in-cabinet applications.
A lithium ion battery or li-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging.
The deep-seated nature of battery fires creates extinguishing challenges for all extinguisher types. Due to out gasing prior to and during ignition of the batteries, re-flash is a potential hazard. Unlike gas systems operating under high pressure seeking exit of the hazard area, Stat-X aerosol operates at a low pressure and remaining in the environment to provide ongoing protection. Gas systems will exit the hazard area through any unclose able openings. The Stat-X aerosol remains buoyant and allows for unclose able opening(s), whereas in high pressure gas systems the gas will exit rapidly.
There is an interesting article in Bloomberg Green about the risk of fire in the energy storage system (ESS) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) industry, “Everyone’s Favorite Climate Solution Has a Fire Problem”.
Stat-X highly-advanced fire suppression technology offers the lightest, most compact, and economical fire extinguishing solution available. Our Stat-X generator is an extremely rugged, hermetically sealed, stainless steel canister containing a stable, solid compound.
In the event of a fire, Stat-X units automatically release ultra-fine particles and propellant inert gasses which effectively extinguish fires using less mass of agent than any other conventional extinguishing system.
The Stat-X aerosol extinguishing product was tested for efficacy suppressing Li-ion battery fires. It was found that the Stat-X agent successfully extinguished single and double cell battery fires. This testing was conducted in parallel with a large battery fire testing program. Fireaway contracted with DNV GL for testing to have its Stat-X product line included in the program.
The following conclusions can be made from testing of Stat-X aerosol fire suppression system.