Passengers take hundreds of small electronic devices including mobile phones, ipads, tablets, e-cigarettes and laptops on board planes and helicopters every day ... but very few are aware there is always the possibility that the rechargable lithium-ion batteries inside them could overheat and catch fire.
When this happens it's called thermal runaway. If one cell in a battery overheats it can produce enough heat – up to 900°C (1652°F) – to cause adjacent cells to overheat too. If this happens in the confined space of an aircraft if can have potentially catastrophic consequences but fireproof AvSax fire containment bags can significantly reduce that danger in seconds.
Simply pour in at least 2 litres of water and pop the overheating or burning device into the AvSax fire containment bag which some airlines know as burn bags. The bag's polymer gel inside expands to totally surround the device, instantly cooling it down to minimise the risk by adding further water. If it should still vent, the polymer is designed to absorb the force and it can hold in the force of an exploding lithium-ion battery.
Our blog http://avsax.com/news is probably the most comprehensive one in the world on the subject of thermal runaway incidents on passenger aircraft.
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AvSax fire containment bags are innovative heatproof bags specially designed for emergencies.
AvSax fireproof fire mitigation bags can be deployed quickly and efficiently to contain devices of all shapes and sizes that may go into thermal runaway. The kind of small electronic devices that easily slip into AvSax fireproof fire containment bags include mobile phones, ipads, tablets, e-cigarettes and laptops.
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