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Recommendations and Future Work

  • Andrew F. Blum
  • R. Thomas LongJr.
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Abstract

The recommendations and possible future work are suggested (Phase II) to further identify and understand the fire hazards of Li-ion ESSs. Research studying first responder tactics and suppression for Li-ion ESS fires. Research studying post fire incident response and recovery (i.e., overhaul) procedures. Heat release rate testing of ESSs.

The following recommendations and possible future work are suggested (Phase II) to further identify and understand the fire hazards of Li-ion ESSs:
  • Research studying first responder tactics and suppression for Li-ion ESS fires.

  • Research studying post fire incident response and recovery (i.e., overhaul) procedures.

  • Heat release rate testing of ESSs.

  • Testing to study what effect, if any, severe wind conditions may have on the spread of flames from one ESS to another or to other nearby combustibles.

  • Testing to study what effect, if any, an array of ESSs installed within close proximity to one another would have on the spread of flames from one ESS to another or to other nearby combustibles.

  • Testing of ESSs inside a compartment to study what effect, if any, a room will have on the fire behavior and potential toxic gas hazards within an enclosure.

  • Testing to study different ESS manufacturers’ products, battery chemistries, and/or sizes under similar conditions to verify the performance of other ESSs under these fire conditions.

  • The addition of a stationary battery or ESS code in NFIRS such that fires in these systems can be differentiated from other battery fires, such as household batteries.

  • Resolve the conflicting code sections relating to ESSs.

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© Fire Protection Research Foundation 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Exponent, Inc.BowieUSA

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