exploding lithium batteries pose catastrophic danger to aircraft: new research
26. 2013 photos provided by the Japan Transportation Safety Commission (JTSB)
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The ion Battery of the All-Japan Airlines Boeing 787 landed in an emergency and was demolished by investigators at the manufacturer GS Yuasa\'s headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.
A survey of overheated batteries on Japanese Boeing aircraft in January.
2013 of people found evidence of similar \"hot Runaway\" in similar events in Boston.
Source: Japan Traffic Safety Committee/Associated Press
New research suggests that lithium batteries may explode and burn more violently than previously thought, raising questions about their use and transportation on passenger planes.
Because many airlines are replacing paper charts with laptops and tablets,S.
The Federal Aviation Administration tested what would happen if one of their rechargeable Lithium
Ion battery ignition.
During a test, the cockpit was filled with smoke thick enough to blur the instrument and field of view for about five minutes outside the window.
The findings released by the FAA on the agency\'s website raise a bigger question, in addition to laptops, because battery manufacturers usually ship products in large quantities in the cargo area of passenger planes.
A test found that the battery could explode, which could cause the aircraft to catch fire
Invalid suppression system.
\"This is the result we have never seen before,\" Mark Rogers, director of the dangerous goods program at the Airline Pilots Association, said in an interview.
\"This is certainly very sobering, as this could happen on a plane today.
ALPA is the largest coalition of pilots in North America.
Since 2010, the fire caused by lithium batteries has led to the crash of two cargo airlines flights, prompting the FAA to ban Boeing. ’s 787 in 2013.
Federal Express the company
United Parcel Services
Advanced fire fighting equipment is being installed
The protection system on their plane to fight the battery. fed fires.
The new study has also created a dilemma for regulators. In 2012, Congress banned regulators from lithium --
More stringent battery transport than suggested by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization.
The Ministry of Transport and its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety authority cannot enact regulations that are more stringent than current ICAO standards, unless there is a \"credible report\" that appearsboard fires.
\"It sets an incredible barrier for us to see further regulations, but that doesn\'t mean we won\'t go ahead with this regulation,\" said Sean Cassidy . \" The national security coordinator for ALPA said in an interview.
PHMSA said on July 31 that it will adopt the lithium standard recommended by ICAO
Battery cargo, effective in the United StatesS. Feb. 1.
According to a press release, the regulation will require improved packaging and notification.
Passengers can still carry mobile phones, computers and other devices with lithium batteries.
Damon Hill, spokesman for PHMSA, did not respond to the phone and asked if the criteria were sufficient given the new study.
The ICAO working group, composed of officials from regulators, airlines, trade unions and battery manufacturers, plans to hold a meeting.
According to a August report, in Cologne, Germany, the new study was addressed and additional restrictions were determined.
Letter from the agency.
In a joint email statement with the pilot alliance, UPS said: \"As more tests are completed and new information is available, we will continue to incorporate this data into our efforts,\" the Independent Pilot Association
Lithium battery packs are used to power a variety of products including iphone, e-cigarette and camera.
The market value of rechargeable lithium batteries has increased to $11.
According to Paris AVICENNE Energy, it was $7 billion in 2013, compared with $3 billion in 2000.
\"Unfortunately, the more tests we do, the more we worry about it,\" said Gus salcos, director of the FAA fire safety department, August.
At the Washington conference sponsored by the pilots association
The Rechargeable Battery Association, also known as PRBA, has no chance to digest the latest test results of the FAA
Headquartered in the trade group, said in an interview.
\"This is something we\'re going to focus on,\" Kerchner said . \".
Safety is the manufacturer\'s top concern, Kerchner said, and they are eager to work with regulators to understand the testing situation.
The organization wrote to the International Civil Aviation Organization on August.
8 seek promotional activities and better guidance on how to transport lithiumBattery based.
There are two main types of lithium batteries, rechargeable and non-
Charging, each burning is different. U. S.
Since 2004, passenger airlines are prohibited from carrying non-flights
Rechargeable lithium battery.
According to the FAA, when they burn, they produce their own oxygen supply and will not be extinguished by a fire fighting system installed on the plane.
Ion cells that can burn more violently have been allowed to transport in the abdomen of the United States. S.
Previous tests have shown that the fire extinguishing system can control any explosion.
A new FAA study has found several new dangers for these two types of batteries.