Hazmat

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Research Corner: Outdoor Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems

UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute conducted three experiments on an intermodal container that was configured to represent an outdoor modular walk-in energy storage system, such as the one where an explosion occurred in April 2019. The experiments were designed to demonstrate the fundamental fire and explosion hazards that develop when cascading thermal runaway occurs inside …

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4 Hazmat Lessons from a Weeks-Long Battery Fire

Officials had no idea more than 200,000 lithium batteries were stored in an Illinois warehouse until it caught fire. At 11:45 a.m. June 29 in the small Illinois city of Morris, firefighters were dispatched to a warehouse fire. City officials say they had no idea what was in the 70,000-square-foot warehouse and that no permits …

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Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles – Safety Risks to Emergency Responders

The National Transportation Safety Board issued Safety Report 20/01 “Safety Risks to Emergency Responders from Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles” Jan. 13, 2021. This video summarizes that report and focuses on the safety risks to first and second responders posed by electric vehicles that are powered by high-voltage, lithium-ion batteries.