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The Lithium-ion Battery Threat – is it real ?

Aviation Incidents Involving Batteries and Battery Powered Devices As of May 19, 2014, 144 confirmed air incidents involving batteries carried as cargo or baggage which have experienced Smoke, Fire, Extreme Heat or Explosion have been recorded since March 20, 1991. (FAA Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety) http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ash/ash_programs/hazmat/aircarrier_info/media/battery_incident_chart.pdf Recalls of Batteries & Battery powered …

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Flight from Newark to Seattle Diverted After Credit Card Reader Catches Fire

Event occured: Thursday,October 12th, 2015 BUFFALO, NY — A Seattle-bound flight from New Jersey has made an emergency landing in Buffalo after a small fire in the galley. A credit card reader caught fire and the crew put it out with a fire extinguisher. There were no injuries among the 184 passengers and crew of five. …

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Lithium ion battery fire.

Aircraft Fire Containment – Fire in the Cabin.

Aircraft Fire Containment Peace of mind while flying in an aircraft is crucial. There is little room for mechanical breakdown or pilot error. There are systems designed and installed in aircraft to prevent or fight fires in critical aircraft systems and infrastructure, for example: extinguishing systems to fight engine fires. But what about aircraft fire …

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Smoking laptop on Chicago-bound flight forces emergency landing in Buffalo.

Event occured: Thursday, April 01, 2015 CHICAGO — A smoking laptop forced a Chicago-bound flight to make an emergency landing. Delta flight 6023 from LaGuardia to Chicago made an emergency landing in Buffalo, Wednesday evening. A Delta flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to O’Hare International Airport had to divert to Buffalo. Airport authorities said …

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Emergency Fire Containment System Certifications Disclosure

EFCS Certifications Disclosure.pdf Excerpt: The Emergency Fire Containment System has been classified by the Federal Aviation Administration as meeting the criteria to be classified as a carry on item and thus requires no additional certification at this time. Fire Containment Concepts, LLC working with an aviation certification company contacted numerous Federal Aviation Administration District offices …

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Cold Fire

COLDFIRE GENERAL INFORMATION.pdf Excerpt: Cold Fire is a UL listed Wetting Agent for Class A and B fires [I]. Cold Fire was tested in accordance with UL 162, UL 7 I1 and NFPA 18 requirements for Wetting Agents. Cold Fire is unique; however, in comparison to most wetting agents, as it has the capability to …

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DOT 4B CYLINDER – Regulations for Cylinders

DOT 4B CYLINDER CFR-2012-title49-vol3-sec178-50.pdf Excerpt: Manufacture. Cylinders must be manufactured using equipment and processes adequate to ensure that each cylinder produced conforms to the requirements of this subpart. No defect is permitted that is likely to weaken the finished cylinder appreciably. A reasonably smooth and uniform surface finish is required.