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Fire Suppression for Battery Energy Storage Systems on Rolling Stock

In the U.S., electric vehicles (EVs) are on track to sell one million units in 2023. And in other sectors in the transportation industry, that success certainly is being recognized….

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Active Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock—Is There a Perfect Solution?

Active Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock—Is There a Perfect Solution? Our other Rolling Stock white paper—of the same name—raised the following question: “When Will Rail Authorities Start Addressing Active Fire…

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Fireaway Statement on 3MTM NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid and FK-5-1-12

On December 20, 2022, Minnesota-based 3M released a statement announcing “… it will exit per-and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) manufacturing and work to discontinue the use of PFAS across its product…

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“Let-It-Burn” is not an Effective Fire Suppression Solution for Battery Energy Storage Systems

Introduction A large part of the quest to conquer climate change is centered around the use of renewable energy in some form or fashion. Solar panels and wind turbines are…

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Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock Whitepaper

Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock – Active Fire Suppression

When will rail authorities start addressing active fire suppression for rolling stock? The trains, trams, and subways that comprise the broad term “rolling stock” represent the oldest form of mass…

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Understanding Fire Suppression Application Density and Design Concentration

Understanding Fire Suppression Application Density and Design Concentration

The Risk of Underprotection—Understanding Application Density What is “application density or concentration” and “design application density or concentration”? You often hear these terms used when discussing fire suppression agents and…

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Addressing Fire Suppression Needs for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Is this really an issue? There is no question that electric vehicles (EVs) are the next big thing. How big they ultimately become remains to be seen, but one thing…

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Fire Suppression in Battery Energy Storage Systems

What is a battery energy storage system? A battery energy storage system (BESS) is well defined by its name. It is a means for storing electricity in a system of…

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Wind Turbine Fires

Dwindling fossil fuel supplies and changes in global climate have increased the interest in renewable energy. Wind energy is one of the renewable energy sources that is experiencing substantial growth…

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What does the AIM Act mean for fire suppression?

What is the AIM Act? The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act was passed on December 27, 2020. The AIM Act empowers the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take the…

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Machinery Space Fire Fighting – Modern Alternatives

Babcock Energy & Marine (UK) undertook a study for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MoD) into alternative methods of firefighting on Royal Navy minor warship machinery spaces. The attached…

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