MAJOR CONCERN- AIRCRAFT PED FIRES/ LITHIUM BATTERY FIRES. An inflight SAFETY HAZARD by PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE aircraft fires on board passenger airplane, business jet or helicopter.
CUSTOM SOLUTION- MINIMIZE the ONE SOURCE OF WORRY due to PED Fire on airplanes, which otherwise would have been an uninterrupted and PEACEFULL FLIGHT. Increase Passenger & Crew Safety. Reduce injury, expenses in emergency turnaround/ landing, flight delay. Protect Aircraft asset. Prevent expensive interior repairs or grounding. Truly make Aircraft PED Friendly and Safe.
FLIGHT FIRE BOX-FXB-7 Aircraft PED Fires Containment & Extinguisher System
THE WORLD'S FIRST AND ONLY AIRCRAFT PED FIRES CONTAINMENT AND "EXTINGUISHER" SYSTEM IN THE WORLD. Especially designed to control PED Lithium Battery fires on planes.
PATENT PENDING HEAT EXTRACTION & CONTAINMENT, VENTED LOW PRESSURE VESSEL MULTI-VALVE DESIGN WITH IN SUITE HALON UNIT & INFLATING FUME BAGS, MINIMIZE & ARREST SUBSEQUENT THERMAL RUNAWAY OF PED LITHIUM BATTERY FIRES ON AIRPLANES, TO PREVENT PED BURN THRU, EXTINGUISH PED FIRE IN-FLIGHT WITH POSSIBILITY OF DATA RECOVERY/ PED FAILURE ANALYSIS.
AIRCRAFT PED FIRES CAUSED BY LITHIUM BATTERY
A well known major concern in the airline industry for years has been that of PED Fires on planes (Personal Electronic Device Fire). Sometimes false alarms have prompted oversensitized crew to turnaround flights. Passenger and Flight/Cabin Crew daily needs have led to a exponential poliferation of PED use in the form of Laptops, Mobile Smart Phones,EBooks,etc. by passengers and Electronic Flight Bags, EPads for crew besides fixed aircraft assets such as Aircraft Emergency Locator Technology/ Personal Locator Beacon devices. This need has even pushed airline governing bodies to allow expanded use of PEDs on board aircraft and issue recomendations to make them PED Safe. On a typical flight, a single aisle jet carrying 100 passengers could have over 500 lithium batteries on board and none of them needed to be tested, certified or even maintained to manufacturing specs, as stated in a report by the Royal Aeronautical Society. While technology improvements have greatly enhanced PED design it has also laid a greater and ever increasing common demand for longer operating time and Battery design in the least size to power ratio. This has prompted the defacto adoption of Lithium Battery technology by the Electronics/PED industry since it offers the highest energy density to weight ratio. The large demand coupled with decreasing costs has resulted in an unprecedented global production that has crossed over 7.5 million units as of 2014. Increase in PED production and increasing battery energy density increases the chances of causing an uncontrollable in-flight PED fire and an increase in risk of Lithium battery failure incidents. Though there are manufacturing safety standards in place, the huge demand and cost reduction drives have led to defects and recalls by many a well known & large PED/Laptop manufacturer with the Grey market not even bothering to do so. Lithium Ion Batteries while being very good, need a stricter charging protocol and have to be maintained well within Temperature/Charging Voltage limits which would otherwise fail the battery and cause a PED fire. While aircraft systems fixed with charging outlets for PEDs are very well designed to prevent overcharging, the Lithium Ion Batteries may fail due to their manufacturing process.
In reality, the actual charging is controlled by the PED electronics, in turn driven by cost restrictions, result in PEDs that lack the full ability to do so. Lithium Ion Batteries may even short internally by themselves while not even being charged due to contaminant migration between their electrodes, resulting in a fire. Even newer Lithium Ion technologies cannot solve this problem and the current situation will remain so for a long time due to the sheer volume of Batteries produced. The nature of a Lithium Ion Battery Fire is marked by a cascading effect Thermal Runaway, with all the cells failing sequencially after the failure of one. This is followed by a severe explosive ejection of flaming metallic gel and a high volume of toxic, flamable or burnt smoke. All this occurs with little or no warning, is finished in 50 to 120 seconds and cannot be putout easily. Covering with Fire Blankets or Ice will make it worse and Hand Fire Extinguishers will not effectively penetrate the PED body to reach the Lithium Battery Fire. Temperatures can reach the melting point of Aluminium, where newer lightweight Magnesium Alloy laptops, if allowed even in a controlled burn, will be impossible to be putout. This coupled with the difficult access of Laptops inside a backpack and the rapid response time required makes the situation worse. The result, if not contained and extinguished, can be catastrophic in the panic struck passenger confines more so in a long haul trans-oceanic flight.
For the first time in the true sense & spirit of fire"extinguishing" as opposed to a "controlled burn", Flight Fire Containment Systems Inc. brings to the Airline Industry, the Flight Fire Box-FXB-7. A truly innovative, adaptable, ergonomic, one for all- any size- any PED fire control system with a multifaceted technical approach to Contain and Extinguish any in-flight PED Lithium Battery Fire. This together with safe contained transport with the bonus of possible PED/data recovery or failure analysis. The final aim, to remove the one source of worry and ensure a peaceful flight, enhance aircraft passenger and crew safety, protect aircraft asset, avoid expensive turnarounds /aircraft interior repairs, reduce ecological damage and make the aircraft truly PED Safe.