Emergency Fire Containment System (EFCS)

Designed to safely contain and automatically suppress fires and resultant smoke of most Personal Electronic Devices up to a 20” laptop (depending on EFCS size) carried on-board aircraft.

The EFCS Comes In 3 Sizes

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The EFCS effectively contains and extinguishes PED and Lithium Battery fires, as well as 98% all of the resultant smoke. The EFCS enables the ability to relocate a possible fire threat away from passengers, crew and flight sensitive areas.

This differs from all other fire containment bags, in that it utilizes an attached, self-contained, automatic suppression system. If the internal temperature rises above the predetermined temperature, the suppression system automatically deploys an aqueous agent within the EFCS, to cool & suppress the fire.

The unique advantage to this design is, if the threatened device never reaches thermal runaway, the suppression agent will not deploy and the unharmed device may be safely removed and returned, after arriving at your destination.

Fire Containment Bag – Made in the USA

  • Aviation Grade High Temp Textiles
  • A&P Assembled & Certified
  • All Hardware is 316 Surgical Stainless Steel
  • Max Temp Contained: 2600° F

Fire Suppression System

  • DOT 4B Certified Cylinder
  • Cylinder/Actuator 316 Surgical Stainless Steel
  • All Fittings & Hardware 316 Surgical Stainless Steel
  • Sense Line UL Certified Rupture Temperature: 220° F

Suppression Agent

  • Coldfire Aqueous Wetting Agent Recommended by the FAA
  • Tested to extinguish Lithium Battery fires Class D
  • Meets UL 162, UL 711 and NFPA 18 Requirements
  • Eco-Friendly Plant and Water-Based, Non Toxic and Corrosive
  • EPA Approved (SNAP) for replacement of Halon 1211 & 1301
  • Unprecedented Penetrating & Cooling Effect!

Thermal-Guard Gloves

  • One pair of gloves comes with each EFCS unit.
  • Carbon X Lined Genuine Leather
  • Heavy Carbon X & Carbon X Stretch Knit
  • Meets SFI Level 10 Protection
  • Meets or exceeds SFI 3.3/10
  • ARC 41.8 Shockproof Rating
  • Carbon X Rated 2600° F

EFCS Thermal Form Custom Storage Case

  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Fire Retardant
  • Chemical Resistance

Construction

The Emergency Fire Containment System (EFCS) is manufactured is the USA utilizing all aviation grade high temperature textiles and assembled and certified by licensed aircraft technicians. All of the hardware and fittings utilized in the construction of the EFCS is 316 Surgical Stainless Steel. Handles are provided to provide the user the ability to relocate the EFCS when necessary.

Fire Suppression System

The Emergency Fire Containment System utilizes a self-contained suppression system designed to automatically deploy within the EFCS once armed. The extinguisher cylinder is a Department of Transportation certified 4B cylinder, all of the activation and arming devices including the cylinder are constructed of corrosion resistant, 316 surgical stainless steel. The delivery and sense line utilized within the bag to deliver the extinguishing agent is Underwriting Lab certified.

Suppression Agent

Coldfire is the extinguishing agent selected for the suppression system attached to the EFCS. Cold Fire is an Aqueous UL listed Wetting Agent for Class A and B fires [I]. Cold Fire was tested in accordance with UL 162, UL 711 and NFPA 18 requirements for Wetting Agents. Cold Fire is unique; however, in comparison to most wetting agents, as it has the capability to extinguish Class B [l] and D fires [2]. This environmentally friendly agent is plant and water-based and has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency under their Significant New Alternatives Policy Program (SNAP) [3] as an acceptable substitute for Halon 1211 and Halon 1301. The agent is nontoxic, noncorrosive, and offers an unprecedented cooling effect. Coldfire is protected from freezing down to -40 degrees F. In 2002 the Office of Aviation Research in Washington, D.C. provided guidance on Halon replacements for Aircraft Fire Suppression Systems which Coldfire was listed as an alternative.

Applicable patents:

Patent: # US20140209332
Patent: # US20140209332A1

The 16" EFCS is recommended for the following aircraft:  Most Cockpits, Any Small to Medium Cabin Aircraft to Include:

  • Citation (All Models)
  • King Air (All Models)
  • Gulfstream (All Models)
  • Bombardier (All Models)
  • Falcon (All Models)
  • Embraer (All Models)
  • Hawker (All Models)
  • Pilatus

 


The 20" EFCS is recommended for the following aircraft: Any Super-Mid or Mid Sized Cabin Aircraft not limited to :

  • Boeing Jets
  • Airbus
  • Bombardier Global
  • Challenger (All Models)
  • Canadair Regional Jets
  • Gulfstream (All Models)
  • All Falcons
  • Citation X
  • Embraer (Lineage 1000, Legacy)
  • Hawker 4000

The 24" EFCS is recommended for the following aircraft:  Any Large Cabin Aircraft not limited to:

  • Boeing Jets
  • Airbus
  • Bombardier Global Series
  • Challenger (600 series)
  • Gulfstream (G-450 and Above)
  • Falcon (7x, 900, 2000)
  • Embraer –(Legacy 650)
  • Hawker 4000

 

16 Inch EFCS dimensions:

  • Weight: Approximately 10.5 Lbs.
  • Weight with Storage Case: 13.5 Lbs.
  • Height: 16”
  • Width: 16”
  • Width of Storage Container: 17- 3/8”
  • Height of Storage Container with Lid: 17”
  • Maximum Depth at Suppression Cylinder: 4.5”
  • Maximum Depth of Storage Case at Suppression Cylinder: 4.75”
  • Max Temp Contained: 2600° F
  • Suppression Agent Cylinder Volume: 22 oz.
  • Suppression System Pressurized: 175 PSI Compressed Nitrogen
  • Suppression Agent –ColdFire As -40°F Certified A & B Wetting Agent, Recognized to Class C & D

 


20 Inch EFCS dimensions:

  • Weight: Approximately 13.5 Lbs.
  • Weight with Storage Case: 19.5 Lbs.
  • Height: 20.5”
  • Width: 20”
  • Width of Storage Container: 21.5”
  • Maximum Depth at Suppression Cylinder: 4.5”
  • Maximum Depth of Storage Case at Suppression Cylinder: 5”
  • Max Temp Contained: 2600° F
  • Suppression Agent Cylinder Volume: 26 oz.
  • Suppression System Pressurized: 175 PSI Compressed Nitrogen
  • Suppression Agent –ColdFire As -40°F Certified A & B Wetting Agent, Recognized to Class C & D

 


24 Inch EFCS dimensions:

  • Weight: Approximately 14.7 Lbs.
  • Weight with Storage Case: 19.5 Lbs.
  • Height: 20.5”
  • Width: 24”
  • Width of Storage Container: 25.5”
  • Maximum Depth at Suppression Cylinder: 4.5”
  • Maximum Depth of Storage Case at Suppression Cylinder: 5”
  • Max Temp Contained: 2600° F
  • Suppression Agent Cylinder Volume: 26 oz.
  • Suppression System Pressurized: 175 PSI Compressed Nitrogen
  • Suppression Agent –ColdFire As -40°F Certified A & B Wetting Agent, Recognized to Class C & D

 


Installation Procedures

The Emergency Fire Containment System (EFCS) may be mounted directly to a flat surface or the provided Storage Case may be Velcro mounted in any suitable safe location utilizing the provided 2” or 4” adhesive backed fire resistant Velcro. The EFCS may be mounted vertically or horizontally based on the needs of the individual installation. The EFCS storage case was designed to be hard mounted to the aircraft interior if desired. Hard mounting of the EFCS Storage Case requires a specific Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Approval

Please contact Fire Containment Concepts for assistance 1 (800) 877- 2204 or via email at support@fcconcepts.com

 

E.F.C.S. Instructions for Continued Airworthiness-

Initial Suggested Maintenance Items:

  • Update passenger briefing cards to indicate the designated location of Emergency Fire Containment System within your aircraft. Install a placard in visible location adjacent to the EFCS to clearly indicate its location.
  • Although the EFCS is categorized as Carry on Loose equipment it is optional to add the weight of the EFCS and storage container to the Weight and Balance Calculations for the aircraft.
  • The EFCS may be deferred and is not a part of the required equipment list at this time. It may be deferred if required for continued flight as part of Non-Essential Furnishing (NEF) items. Create a logbook entry in the aircraft logbook referencing the installation of the Emergency Fire Containment System. Retain the original EFCS certifications, 8110-3 Burn Certification for the E.F.C.S. and 8110-3 Burn Certification (if requested) for the provided storage container with the aircraft

Create & Comply with the following maintenance task cards for the E.F.C.S.
  1. Monthly Interval Inspection Requirements – Task #: 25-60-00 EFCS-ICA Monthly Emergency Fire Containment System Monthly Inspection Due: Inspect the EFCS for the following items:
    1. The Suppression System Pressure gauge on the EFCS is within the Green Arc (175 PSI)
    2. The Arming Lever is in the shutoff position and tamper proof seal is intact
    3. The User Instruction Card is free from Damage and attached to the EFCS.
    4. The fire resistant gloves are in designated pocket and are free from damage.
     
  2. Yearly Interval Inspection Requirements – Task#: 25-60-00 EFCS-ICA Annual Emergency Fire Containment System Monthly Inspection Due: Inspect the EFCS for the following items:
    1. The Suppression System Pressure gauge on the EFCS is within the Green Arc (175 PSI)
    2. The Arming Lever is in the shutoff position and tamper proof seal is intact.
    3. The User Instruction Card is free from Damage and attached to the EFCS.
    4. The fire resistant gloves are in designated pocket and are free from damage.
    5. There are no physical defects or wear noted to any part of the EFCS assembly.
    6. The operating instructions are clearly visible.
    7. The Storage Box is free from damage & defects
    8. Weigh the EFCS assembly (the weight is calculated without the gloves and storage container) If the weight has increased or decreased substantially (1.5 Lb.) from the initial weight provided on the data plate contact Fire Containment Concepts.
  3. 6 Year Interval Inspection Requirements- Task #: 25-60-00 EFCS-ICA 6 year Emergency Fire Containment System 6 year Recertification Due
    1. Return to Fire Containment Concepts for Six Year Recertification-
  4. 12 Year Interval Maintenance Requirement – Task #: 25-60-00 EFCS-ICA 12 year Emergency Fire Containment System 12 Year Inspection & Hydrostatic testing Due:
    1. Return to Fire Containment Concepts for Hydrostatic Test & 12 Year Recertification-

*Please check our website at www.fcconcepts.com for the most current recommended maintenance procedures.

The Emergency Fire Containment System is covered by a 4 year Limited Warranty.

1) Limited 4 year Warranty:

Fire Containment Concepts (“Manufacturer”) provides to its customers a four (4) year Limited Warranty against defects in material or workmanship of the Emergency Fire Containment Systems (EFCS) Product (“Product”), subject to the terms and conditions described herein below. Manufacturer warrants that during the warranty period the product delivered to the original purchaser will be free from defects in material and workmanship so long as the product remains in the ownership of the original purchaser, Product has not been activated or deployed, Product has been properly stored in storage case, and Product has been properly inspected and maintained per Manufacturers Maintenance Procedures. The Manufacturer reserves the right to amend any or all of the maintenance requirements from time to time. The maintenance requirements in effect at any given time must be complied with in order to maintain warranty coverage. The warranties shall be valid from the date of shipment from the manufacturer to the purchaser.

2) Repairs Completed Under Warranty:

If a product complies in all respect with the warranty provisions set forth above, Manufacturer will make all adjustments, repairs, modifications, corrections, or replacements at Manufacturer’s expense; provided, however that Product has been properly inspected and otherwise treated in accordance with Manufacturer’s requirements, Operating Instructions, Maintenance Procedures, applicable service bulletins, and the provisions of this limited warranty, and provided that Product has not been activated or deployed. Manufacturer shall use its best efforts to make all adjustments, modifications, corrections, or replacements under this warranty within Thirty (30) Business days or less from receipt of a Product.

3) Repairs Not Covered by Warranty:

If Product fails to comply in any respect with the limited warranty set forth in Section 1, any and all repairs will be the sole responsibility of the original purchaser. 4) Return of Product under Limited Warranty Provisions: Purchaser must complete the online Material Return Authorization (“MRA”) form located on the manufacturer’s website or contact the manufacturer to receive the MRA forms in another manner such as via mail, email, or fax. Manufacturer must receive written notice of failure of a Product to comply with this warranty within thirty (30) days of discovery of such failure. Purchaser shall return the defective Product to the Manufacturer or its Approved Representative. Purchaser shall pay all costs of shipping the defective part to and from Manufacturer or its Approved Representative. All items shipped to Manufacturer or its Approved Representative must be prepared for shipment in accordance with the requirements of the Maintenance procedures, must be adequately packed to prevent damage in transit, and, if desired, insured by Purchaser. All items returned for replacement shall be shipped prepaid to the Manufacturer’s current address provided on the MRA form. NOTE: IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT TO SUBMIT AND CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THE MATERIAL RETURN AUTHORIZATION.

5) Service costs—Product Not Found Defective (No Fault Found):

In the event that Manufacture determines that any Product returned is not defective or not covered by this Limited Warranty, customer shall be responsible for service and handling charges 'No Fault Found' shall mean a returned EFCS that is damaged or fails to operate properly as a result of operator error, abuse, or misuse or other causes not covered by this limited warranty.

6) Failure to Maintain in Accordance with Manufacturer’s Maintenance Requirements:

Failure to service Product in exact and specific compliance with the Manufacturer’s prescribed Maintenance Requirements herein below or as amended from time to time shall immediately void this limited warranty.

7) Maintenance Requirements:

Purchaser shall, prior to, or simultaneously with shipment, send a separate written warranty claim to the Manufacturer or its Approved Representative, advising that an EFCS is to be shipped for Warranty claim purposes and shall include a description of the failure, and airway bill number. Purchaser is hereby authorized to use any selected Shipping Agent or as otherwise mutually agreed, for goods returned to the Manufacturer or its Approved Representative. Shipments are to be conspicuously marked with Purchaser’s and Manufacturer’s name. Except when otherwise stated, all shipping and insurance shall be at the Purchaser’s expense.

  • Current Maintenance Requirements
  • Monthly Inspection Requirement
  • Yearly Inspection Requirements
  • Product must be returned to Manufacturer every (6) six years from the Date of Manufacture for inspection, and recertification maintenance requirements
  • Product must be returned to Manufacturer every (12) twelve years from the Date of Manufacture for Hydrostatic testing, and 6 year recertification.

Note: Maintenance requirements do change. It is the EFCS owner’s responsibility to know and understand manufacturer’s maintenance requirements at all times. Failure to comply with those requirements, which may be different from those described above, WILL VOID WARRANTY COVERAGE.