F-500 proves itself in rigorous testing
The fire hazard of lithium-ion batteries stems primarily from the flammable electrolytes—not the lithium—inside the battery that may ignite in the event of an increase in temperature.
In cooperation with the Energy Research Centre of Lower Saxony (EFZN) Goslar, rigorous month-long fire behavior tests were conducted on various types of lithium-ion batteries to address: the spread of fire, temperature measurement, air emissions and sewage water analysis with and without extinguishing the burning batteries. The extinguishing agent additive, F-500 (2% admixture to water), proved to be exceptionally effective.
The independent Dutch certification body KIWA, which oversees the testing and certification of extinguishing devices, tested and evaluated the F-500 extinguishing alongside common extinguishing agents like powder and foam.
Tests (KIWA no. 16120045) concluded that of the tested agents, when used properly, only the F-500 was able to extinguish the burning lithium-ion batteries and reliably stop the spread of fire caused by thermal runaways before the cells exploded. The battery did not re-ignite in any test after suppression. This is due to the F-500‘s ability to penetrate and cool, a characteristic not found in dry chemical or powder agents.