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FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR
The solution to control EV car fires

WHAT IS FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR?

FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR is a concept for isolating and fighting EV car fires based on best practices and live testing. In general, there is not one single solution to extinguish or control EV car fires, as all firefighters who have dealt with these types of car fires will be able to confirm. Effectively isolating and fighting EV car fires takes several different methods because of the lithium-ion batteries on board of EV cars. The EV car will need to end up submerged in water in a container, but with the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept, there is a lot that can be done beforehand to minimize the damages. Fighting EV car fires with the Fire Isolator concept has been thoroughly tested and proven to be effective.

Specialists with a long track record of fighting EV car fires figured out what the best method to fight a EV car fire is in order to minimize the collateral damage. Because we need to be clear: an EV car on fire in a carpark or on a ferry is a recipe for disaster.

FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR as a concept is the outcome of our professional tests of different extinguishing methods of (EV) car fires. The question we had was this: what combination of firefighting methods delivers the best result? With this best practice, the concept of FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR was born.



The FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR Concept consists of several tested and proven elements that, when used together, deliver the best results when fighting EV-fires in car parks, garages or on ferries:

1.The use of a high temperature resistant car Fire Blanket (up to 1600 degrees C°, tested according to ISO EN 13501-1) in order to take away the oxygen, slowly smothering the fire. Note that a blanket alone will NOT kill the fire in the battery. It provides control of the situation.
2.The use of aerosol units, which interrupts the chemical chain reactions occurring in the flames and suppresses the fire resulting in further temperature reduction.
3.The use of a water mist lance for direct insertion into the battery of the EV car, to spray water over the blanket in order to reduce toxic fumes and smoke and to keep the car cooled.
4.Thermal imaging camera.
5.A dipping container in which the EV car needs to be submerged (for probably several days).
6.Training in this concept.

THE STORY OF FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR

Electric vehicle (EV) sales have surged in 2021, with growth in all three top auto markets: China, the US, and Europe. Sales increased by 160% in the first half of 2021 from a year earlier, to 2.6 million units, representing 26% of new sales in the global automotive market. Within Europe, we see the Nordic countries leading the pack, with Norway clearly ahead of other countries.

As more and more electric vehicles are sold around the world, their involvement in traffic incidents is likely to increase as their presence on the road increases. The unwanted ignition or explosion of battery cells during charging is also a threat to the environment and surroundings.

The concept for the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR method to limit the damage done by EV car fires, arose when partners with a long track record in the European Ferry industry got together after receiving several questions from the ferry industry on how to best deal with EV car fires while sailing. As these experts were aware that Lithium fires are extremely difficult to extinguish, another and completely new concept was invented: FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR.
Instead of extinguishing the Lithium fire by any means necessary, it was proposed to isolate the fire to win valuable time to reach a safe haven where a vehicle can be unloaded and stored in a safe place without additional damage to other cars. The same idea is to gain additional time when an EV car fire occurs in an (underground) parking garage. Fighting EV car fires with the Fire Isolator concept is a tested and proven method for minimizing the collateral damage of EV car fires.

Based on this, the concept of FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR can be summarized by ‘winning as much time as possible to limit the collateral damage’. The tactics needed for doing this were tested successfully on normal combustion engine cars and EV cars in on November 18 2021, in the Nordjyllands Beredskab (Fire & Safety training center) in Denmark by professional firefighters and experts from all over Europe.

FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR IN ACTION

Seeing the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept for fighting (EV) car fires in action and seeing how it minimizes the collateral damage of EV car fires on ferries or in car parks, was the goal of the live testing day on November 18, 2021. The professional facilities of the Nordjyllands Beredskab (Fire & Safety Training Center outside of Frederikshavn) in Denmark, provided the scene and firefighting professionals for the live tests that we have all been waiting for.

The overall conclusion is that the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept works. Another conclusion is that an EV car fire on board a ferry or in a carpark is a huge problem! When fighting an EV car fire, one should not rely on just one tactic, but on the coordinated use of all components of the Fire Isolator concept.

A big thank you to the Frederikshavn Fire & Safety Training Center and to the professionals from the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR partners: GARANT PROTECH, Studsgaard A/S, Bullard Europe, and T-ISS

DOWNLOADS

We have made a package of documentation available for you to download. In this documentation, not only can you see the complete FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept explained, but we also offer you information on the different products/tactics used that make the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept a success in fighting and containing EV car fires.

FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR CONCEPT

In this brochure we give you an overview of the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept, how it works and which products are part of this concept.

FireIsolator Research Raport

RESEARCH REPORT EV CAR FIRES

This document contains a full report of the testing results of the live-test of the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept that took place on November 18th, 2021 on the Nordjyllands Beredskab (Emergency training center) in Frederikshavn, Denmark.

EV FIRE BLANKET

The FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept’ biggest visible asset is the VR0906Li Fire Blanket. This blanket smothers the fire by cutting off the oxygene and can handle (EV) car fires that reach temperatures of over 1600 degrees Celsius.

EV FIRE CONTAINER

Any EV car that catches fire, will probably need to end up submerged in water in a container. This brochure provides information of the dipping container that is part of the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept.

EV FIRE ACCESSOIRES

In order to successfully deploy the FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR concept, users will need to utilize some tools that make your (firefighting) life just a bit easier. This brochure provides information on those tools; from storage boxes to thermal imaging devices.

MARCH 2022 LIVE DEMO REPORT

On March 17th, 2022, a live demonstration of the Fire Isolator took place in Frederikshavn,
at the Nordjyllands Beredskab, Denmark (Fire Training center). Here you can find the report.

FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR
EV PRODUCTS

This FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR flyer provides a brief description of the 3 key elements of the Fire Isolator concept.

DATASHEET
FIRE BLANKET

Click here to download the datasheet with practical information and specs.

DATASHEET 
AEROSOL UNITS

Click here to download the datasheet with practical information and specs.

DATASHEET
WATER MIST LANCE

Click here to download the datasheet with practical information and specs.

WHERE TO BUY FIRE⚡️ISOLATOR

Fire Isolator is an initiative of 3 companies with a long experience in the (fire) safety business: T-ISS, Studsgaard and Garant ProTech. For requests for information, quotations or to schedule live training sessions, please contact these companies via these websites:

T-ISS Safety Suppliers

Global

Studsgaard logo

Scandinavia

Garant ProTech logo

Baltic, Finland, Poland

DEALERS

Below is a list of dealers of the Fire Isolator concept and related products and accessories:

Meis Marine

Netherlands, Marine

Blomsma Safety components

Netherlands, Real Estate & Facilities

IC Brindle

United Kingdom, Marine

Incomar Sud

Italy, Marine

Signwell

Finland

Plate and Locate

United Kingdom

Technical Commercial Hellas Ltd.

Greece

Oertzen Adria

Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Austria, Czech Republic

Contact us

For more information or quotations please send an email to sales@fireisolator.com or fill in the contact form so we can get back to you as soon as possible.