Midair firestorm: Lithium-ion batteries in airplane cargo spark fear
Britain\'s ban on personal electronics from AirPods in the Middle East and Africa has raised concerns about the risk of lithium fires
Ion batteries stored in goods.
Due to poor packaging or occasional manufacturing defects that can cause catastrophic problems, rechargeable batteries have been attracting attention for many years.
The storage of batteries in the goods has raised concerns that the fire may not be noticed there.
\"Any accidents in your checked baggage can cause minor fires, but trigger and ignite these flammable materials,\" said Michael Mo, such as hairspray or nail polish wrapped in luggage, CEO of KULR Technology, the company is working with NASA to develop technologies to prevent lithium batteries from overheating.
\"A fire with more cargo space is something no one wants.
\"In aviation or elsewhere, the event of a rechargeable battery fire is very rare.
Government safety officials say they work with the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure the safe packaging and transportation of electronics and their batteries.
Electronic ban applies to non-
Stop flights from nine airlines from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa.
For example, FAA guidance prevents airlines from collecting all electronic products in a bin at the airport gate to prevent collisions and avoid damage to batteries.
George Kashmir, executive director of the charging battery Association trade group PRBA, said more than a decade of international standards allow electronic equipment in checked baggage and spare batteries to be carried with youon bags.
\"We don\'t know that this brings any additional risks,\" Kerchner said . \".
\"The industry clearly has a remarkable record in terms of security.
Millions of electronic devices are used every day, and records reflect this.
Concerns about lithium batteries are usually concentrated on large batteries
Mass transportation on cargo planes.
On 2011, Asiana Airlines crashed fiercely on a flight near South Korea, and battery transport was implicated, but it was not proved to be the cause, with UPS flights in the UAE on 2020 and UPS flights in Philadelphia on 2006.
After the FAA test, it was found that the halon gas used to suppress the aircraft fire was called heat-
Where the temperature reaches 800 degrees Celsius.
A 2015 report by the FAA found that \"the uncontrollable fire of lithium batteries will eventually weaken the ability of the current aircraft cargo fire extinguishing system and may lead to catastrophic failure of the fuselage.
\"The International Civil Aviation Organization is a branch of the United Nations,
A binding policy on airlines last year decided to ban the bulk transportation of lithium-
Ion batteries in international flights.
On cargo flights, the battery must be charged no more than 30% in order to reduce the possibility of fire.
But after the Obama administration tried to adopt international standards for domestic flights, the Trump administration has frozen the regulation for further review.
On a smaller scale, the US Department of Transport banned airlines from using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones in October, after nearly 100 reports that the phone was overheated and sometimes hurt car owners.
After the recall of the first version, the updated version continued to overheat and the manufacturer stopped production of the device.
The airline uses special gloves and bags to place the overheated phone and suffocate it to prevent the spread of the fire.
Incidents involving batteries are very rare.
But the FAA counted 138 aviation accidents involving lithium batteries as goods or luggage from March 1991 to December 2016, which the agency said may not be a complete list.
Events include:♦On December, a fire broke out in an elevated warehouse of Delta Airlines flying from Honolulu to Atlanta.
3 was tracked to a laptop.
Three Halon fire extinguishers and two fire extinguishers were used.
♦On August, a checked baggage caught fire on a United Airlines flight from Newark to San Juan.
13 people have been accused of having two spare lithium batteries in a charging unit that checks the bag.
♦Delta flights from Newark to Detroit on August.
5 when lithium-
The battery charger in the seat back pocket caught fire and the passenger put it out in the toilet, causing a smoke detector.
The flight was delayed by 34 minutes.
FAA allows lithium for electronic devices
Checked baggage or ion batteries with you-on bags.
But the FAA restricted the carrying of spare lithium batteries.
Because there is a risk of damage when it is crowded.
The FAA is worried that loose batteries may be short-circuited.
If they come into contact with keys, coins, tools or other batteries, the circuit can cause extreme heat or even fire.
The FAA recommends that loose batteries be packed in the original packaging or battery case.
If the battery stays inside the laptop or camera, another key is to make sure the device is turned off and cannot be turned on accidentally to prevent overheating, FAA said.
\"The battery must be protected from damage and short circuit, or installed in the equipment,\" the FAA said in its \"packaging safety\" recommendation to travelers. “Battery-
Power supply equipment-
Especially those with moving parts or parts that may heat up-
Accidental activation must be prevented.
\"Mo is an expert in attending an International Battery seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He said he was concerned that the rough handling of checked baggage would damage the battery.
\"This is an extremely unstable situation,\" Mo said.
But battery Kashmir.
Industry groups say current regulations ensure battery safety.
\"There are enough safeguards to address these occasional problems, such as the Samsung recall,\" he said . \".