New Research Provides Storage Protection Guidance for Lithium Ion Batteries

Blog Post created by kathleenalmand Employee on Dec 8, 2016

research foundation report - lithium ion battery storage

The Fire Protection Research Foundation has completed a major three phase study on the hazards and associated protection needs for small format lithium ion batteries in cartons in storage configurations.  The latest report presents the results of full scale testing to evaluate sprinkler protection strategies.  This research will inform future sprinkler protection requirements in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Automatic Sprinklers.