VTOL/EVTOL LANDING AREA FIRE PROTECTION
INTRODUCTION TO OUR VTOL/EVTOL FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM
Most of the EVTOL under development and testing currently use Lithium-Ion battery for powering the electrical propulsion system.
F-500 EA is the answer to many of today’s firefighting challenges. In a world where fires have become hotter and more difficult to extinguish, F-500 Encapsulator Agent’s unique capabilities meet those challenges. First, F-500 EA has a remarkable ability to cool a fire and surrounding structures, with the ability to absorb 6-10 times more heat energy than plain water without the creation of super-heated steam. Secondly, F-500 EA forms Spherical Micelles or “chemical cocoons” that encapsulates fuels rendering them non-flammable and non-ignitable. Finally, F-500 EA interrupts the free radical chain reaction of the fire tetrahedron. This interruption results in greater visibility, reduced smoke and soot and most importantly a drastic reduction in toxins.
F-500 Encapsulator Agent is not a foam, so it contains no fluorinates ingredients, such as perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS). F-500 EA is 100% biodegradable and is non-hazardous, containing no ingredients reportable under the Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA) Title III, Section 313 or the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Shelf life is 15 years and it can be discarded as a non-hazardous waste under RCRA CFR261.
- Rapid Cooling
- Encapsulates Fuel
- Interrupts Free Radical Chain Reaction
- Drastic Cancer-Causing Toxin & Smoke Reduction
- No Fluorinated Ingredients (PFOA/PFAS)
- No Scalding Steam
Marsol approach to this is using flexible hose reels with special pierce nozzle which can be interchangeable with jet nozzles during the initial spray, where the nozzles can spray solution on the EVTOL body to cool the surface allowing fire fighters to pierce the compartment using the special pierce nozzle and spray the F-500 EA solution inside the battery compartment thus extinguishing fire.
Currently there are no specific standards for design of fire fighting system for EVTOL landing area certified products for EVTOL landing area protection, Marsol proposes the F-500 EA which is tested in Kiwa Netherland lab which results show the F-500 EA is suitable for Lithium-ion battery fire when compared with foam and dry chemical power.