At this year’s fire protection conference of TÜV Nord in Hamburg, Genius Group had the opportunity to give a lecture on the innovative special extinguishing agent PyroBubbles for use in structural fire protection and for the safe storage of lithium ion batteries.
Fire protection is complex and therefore subject to many requirements of laws, regulations and directives, such as the fire department laws and building regulations of the federal states and numerous other laws, regulations and directives.
For the first time, the approx. 100 participants were able to get a very good impression of the innovative fire protection with PyroBubbles. The hollow glass granules from the Genius Group provide protection for pipe and system systems from the inside to the outside and from the outside to the inside.
Performance systems continue to function properly. The extremely lightweight PyroBubbles can easily be retrofitted. Both cable ducts and cable trays are protected preventively in the simplest way.
Since 12 March 2019, the Genius Group has been the first manufacturer in Europe to hold a BAM (National Authority for the Transport of Transport Uncertain Lithium Ion Batteries) certificate in accordance with UN Regulation SP 376 and the new packaging regulations P911 and LP906.
These additional test requirements and verification procedures in connection with the transport of damaged or defective lithium-ion cells and batteries particularly require additional performance requirements on the packaging manufacturer (safety assessment of the reaction gases and particles, functional verification, procedure concept for determining transport, etc.)
The verified test procedure of Genius and LionGuard is the result of many real fire tests, especially with high-voltage batteries from the automotive industry.
These results are recorded in a database. Possible thermal runaway are therefore always under control during a UN-compliant transport. This method is also used in the field of safe storage, quarantine and test bench containers for lithium-ion batteries.
Genius Group is particularly proud to be the first manufacturer in Europe to have this official document. “This gives our customers the flexibility and security they need. For example, a real fire test can be dispensed with if there are already positive fire tests with comparable batteries and containers.” (→ Determination by BAM)