EV Vehicle fire blankets can prevent flames and flying materials emitted from a burning electric vehicle with lithium-ion batteries. Draping the Car Fire Blanket over an electric battery vehicle in thermal runaway prevents flames spreading to nearby vehicles and buildings. Stopping oxygen getting to the fire, the blanket controls any flames, enabling people to move to safety. Easy to deploy by trained personnel when smoke first develops. The single use fire blanket measures 6 metres wide, ensuring users can keep a safe distance from the fire.
Please note: User safety must always be a priority. If, on assessment of risk, the safety of those deploying the blanket is in doubt, retreat and leave the fire to the emergency services. Particular note should be taken of toxic fumes emitted from lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles.
Recommended by Safelincs for use by trained personnel only
Like using any other type of firefighting appliance, deploying a Car Fire Blanket (CFB) carries a risk to the user. Hazards include flames, heat, smoke, toxic fumes, explosive gasses, and ejected materials. The advent of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles can makes these hazards even more unpredictable. Traditional vehicle fires often start and then grow quickly to engulf the vehicle. Electric vehicles with batteries in thermal runaway (meaning there will be a fire) often emit fumes and smoke first, appearing for some time to be relatively dormant and so giving an impression of relative safety. It is impossible to be entirely certain how any given situation will develop.
These fire blankets are designed and intended to protect neighbouring vehicles and structures from much of the heat generated by a burning car, the goal being to prevent a catastrophic spread of the fire that may destroy entire buildings or cost lives. This means that a balance must be struck between the risks to the persons deploying the CFB (it is a task for at least two people) and the potential consequences of not acting. The speed with which vehicle fire hazards can develop will rarely allow time for a detailed risk assessment of the scenario.
Before you deploy, be aware that the CFB is packed so as to be easiest to deploy when approaching the front/rear of the vehicle since this is the most common scenario. When removed from its bag, the CFB is first unrolled to a width of 6 metres, then unfolded to its length of 8 metres. This is to mirror the rough proportions of any vehicle - longer than it is wide.
Blanket (HxW): 6 x 8 metres
Blanket in storage bag (LxWxD): 80 x 27 x 22cm
Working temperature: 800°C
Max core temperature: 1600°C
Core material: Pyroxene (400gsm)
Coating: Silicon polymer (150gsm)
Blanket only: 26kg
Blanket, bag & gloves: 30kg
|Product Code: XLBH100||
Available to order Expected dispatch: 13th Dec
£1,798.80 inc VAT
£1,499.00 ex VAT
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