With the increase in the use of lithium ion batteries and the expanding size of battery packs comes a high level of fire hazards associated with the batteries, both in storage, use and transportation.
Firefree coatings have extensive testing on wood, thin gauge metal, carbon fiber and fiberglass composites, all materials used in lithium batteries shipping containers, power storage towers and vehicle battery storage areas.
Firefree Coatings has taken another step in passing testing on cardboard shipping containers. On cardboard boxes coated with Firefree 88 and loaded with lithium batteries, the coating was able to contain the battery fire to within the box and not let it expand outward into the additional boxes that made up the total shipping package of multiple sized boxes.
Additionally the testing on the boxes coated with Firefree 88 showed that the temperatures within a single box, or within a larger box containing multiple boxes did not exceed 400 degrees C within the batteries storage box space. The temperature on the cardboard boxes reach a maximum of 300 C within the heavily loaded smaller storage box, with additional temperature readings around additional boxes ranging from 30 C to 160 C within the larger cardboard box container in which multiple, smaller boxes were also placed.
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Firefree 88 qualifies for LEED Version 4 credits. Firefree 88 is under LEED compliant paints and coatings in accordance to CDPH Standard Method v 1.2, 2017 emissions.
LEED Version 4 is the latest version of LEED. It went into effect in 2013 and is the only standard recognized for new buildings. Paints earn LEED V4 Low Emitting Materials credits for being emission certified in addition to meeting CARB SCM 2007 VOC limits.
Firefree’s LEED compliance builds on Firefree 88’s leading position as an environmentally friendly, green product. Firefree 88 is already eco-friendly as it qualifies as an MPI (Master Painter’s Institute) listed fire retardant paint meeting the stringent requirement for Green Standards Performance GPS-01 and GPS-02. Firefree 88 has also been green categorized under Factory Mutual 4975. This category allows FF88 to be considered sustainable. Building owners who rely on FM Approved Diamond now have FF88 to directly contribute to a building green certification.
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Firefree 88 has been granted a “Green” symbol under the Factory Mutual Approved umbrella. This symbol allows Firefree 88 to be considered sustainable. Factory Mutual (FM Approvals, www.fmapprovals.com), a division of FM Global, is a world leader in commercial property insurance and risk management. FM Approvals certifies products with a unique focus on rigorous testing and certification of loss prevention products and services.
This builds on Firefree 88’s leading position as an environmentally friendly, green product. Firefree 88 already qualifies as an MPI (Master Painter’s Institute) listed fire retardant paint meeting the stringent requirement for Green Performance Standards GPS-01 and GPS-02. Firefree’s green ecological listings enable Firefree 88 to reach the specific Green qualifications for Green Building design points towards the LEED certification of a building per SCAQMD. MPI interacts with critical environmental organizations such as US Green Building Council, LEED, LEED Canada, National Institute of Building Sciences and Environment Canada to verify and achieve Green Building Products Standards.
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Vulcan Vents obtained a listing from California State Fire Marshall for use in the Wildland Urban Interface wildfires, under category 8165 of the Building Material Listing Program.
Vulcan Vents have also successfully passed the ASTM Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) testing standards for ember and flame intrusion (ASTM E 2886 and ASTM E 2912). These standards, officially adopted and published, are applicable throughout the entire United States for any wildland fire area in which new or existing homes exist or are being built.
In addition to passing the WUI fire testing standards, the Vulcan Vents have also passed the one (1) hour fire test under the ASTM E 119 one (1) hour fire test standard. This standard is applicable in property side yard setback issues where a one (1) hour fire rating is being required.
Vulcan Vents are products of Vulcan Technologies, a partner of Firefree Coatings. Their vents use a Firefree proprietary intumescent product. They are the only vents that meet both the WUI and the one (1) hour fire test standards for the exterior of buildings while providing the proper amount of ventilation to attic and crawl spaces in building structures. The vents are easy to install in both new and retrofit conditions, are made of high quality materials and quality construction.
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Firefree 88 has been granted a new Factory Mutual Approval (FM 4975 Class testing). Such testing has shown a fire performance improved by over 25%, confirming Firefree 88’s leadership position as a fire retardant and fire resistant thin film intumescent coating.
Factory Mutual (FM Approvals, www.fmapprovals.com), a division of FM Global, is our partner in risk management. FM Global is a world leader in commercial property insurance and risk management. FM Approvals certifies products with a unique focus on rigorous testing and certification of loss prevention products and services.
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Firefree expanded its operations in Australia by appointing Brenntag Australia as its distributor in Australia.
Firefree’s products have been tested and certified worldwide at accredited international laboratories including CSIRO and Brantz Laboratories and are used in many construction projects including the Fire Safety Program of LACH (NSW Land and Housing Corporation).
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Firefree Class A passes the ASTM E-84 30 minutes test at a low thin film thickness.
Firefree Class A, applied at 8 mils dry thickness, registered a zero (0) flame spread index and 45 smoke density index, also qualifying the coating for air plenum spaces (as required by mechanical building codes). At this low thickness of one coat, the coating will comply with the same acceptance criteria used for fire retardant treated wood (while other coatings would require multiple coats).
In addition, the coating complies with the California Building Code requirements Chapter 7A-5, for eaves/soffits with the Wild Fire Zones, Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), which most insurance companies require to reinstate coverage.
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