The 2017 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal was awarded to “Lithium-Ion Batteries Hazard and Use Assessment – Phase 3: Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Lithium Ion Batteries Stored in Cartons” during the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston.
The research project is the third phase in a project aimed at developing a guidance protocol for fire protection of lithium-ion batteries for storage. The reports seeks to provide technical data to NFPA 13 to fill the knowledge gap in understanding if lithium-ion batteries in storage require different storage. The research was made possible by a group of primary and contributing sponsors, contractors, and a technical panel.
The award was presented to Benjamin Ditch of FM Global, who is the project contractor, on behalf of all those involved in the project.
The Research Foundation Medal recognizes the Fire Protection Research Foundation project completed in the previous year that best exemplifies the Foundation’s fire safety mission, committee to overcome technical challenges, and the collaborative approach to execution that is the hallmark of all Foundation projects.