March 1, 2023
Extinguishing fires in Electrical Vehicles (EV/EVS)
The use of electrical cars is rapid increasing. But with the transition to electric transportation comes a new challenge: Vehicles with lithium ion batteries can be especially dangerous when they catch fire.
The request for solutions to handle these challenges on the Maritime markets has also increased during the last few month. Hence, we at VIKING have teamed up with two global players to help our customers with the challenges, that might occur.
Rosenbauer Battery Extinguisher System (BEST)
The new Rosenbauer BEST system safely and quickly extinguishes fires in high voltage batteries based on lithium-ion technology which are typically used in electrical vehicles.
- Safer for crew
- Fast and effective
- Tested on all European and American battery types
Tested in practice and under realistic conditions
European emergency response services have tested the system for months and provided valuable feedback on its practical applications.
Research and development of the system included trials involving a large range of battery systems and complete vehicles. The system has been tested with all known battery types used by European and American manufacturers of passenger cars, trucks and vans. The tested batteries had capacities of upto 120 kWh.
Bridgehill fire blankets
The Bridgehill car fire blanket can be used to cover a burning vehicle. The blanket will immediately isolate the flames and fumes, and in petrol-driven vehicles the fire will soon extinguish due to lack of oxygen.
- Fast and efficient
- Intuitive and easy to use
- Eco-friendly and non toxic
- Universal as it works on all types of vehicles