In recent years, the fire safety of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) has become a critical concern amidst several fire-related incidents. With the surge in sustainable energy solutions, the need for effective fire suppression systems for BESS containers has become paramount. 

Traditional fire extinguishers fall short in addressing these unique challenges. 

However, DSPA aerosol fire suppression emerges as a safe, effective, and reliable solution, redefining fire safety standards in the industry.

DSPA, recognized for its pioneering aerosol fire suppression technology, has set a new standard in fire safety with solutions that are both effective and environmentally friendly. Since its inception in 1987, DSPA has been at the forefront of developing alternatives to Halon fire extinguishing systems, driven by a commitment to innovation and sustainability. 

How does the DSPA Aerosol work?

When tackling a fire, conventional wisdom dictates three potential strategies: 

  • removing oxygen to smother the flames, 
  • eliminating heat using coolants like water, 
  • cutting off the fuel supply. 

However, the DSPA Aerosol departs from these traditional methods by employing chemical interference to suppress fire. This advanced process interrupts the combustion chain without depleting oxygen, ensuring the safety of individuals in the vicinity and making it an optimal choice for BESS and a myriad of other applications.

The DSPA Aerosol’s fire suppression mechanism is ingeniously simple yet very effective.  Housed in non-pressurized red metal canisters, the solid aerosol-forming compound is activated by a starter device, triggering a chemical reaction that generates a gas-like aerosol. 

As it expands, the aerosol fills the space with extremely finely divided particles that attack the fire’s combustion at a chemical level, rapidly extinguishing the flames and stripping the fire of its energy.

This innovative approach guarantees immediate and extensive fire suppression, targeting the fire at its molecular roots.

Innovative Solutions for BESS Safety

The DSPA aerosol generators are compact, easy to integrate with existing fire alarm control panels, and require minimal maintenance, offering a practical and cost-effective solution for BESS containers. 

With a certified hold-time of at least 30 minutes in non-airtight enclosures, the Aerosol not only extinguishes fires quickly but also prevent re-ignition for long time, ensuring the safety of energy supplies and facilities against lithium-ion fires.

Environmental Stewardship and Global Expertise

DSPA’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in its aerosol systems, with no presence of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), no ozone depletion and zero global warming potential.

This commitment aligns with the eco-conscious values of the sustainable energy sector and is testified by the SNAP listing issued by the Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S.A.

With over 25 years of experience and a global presence in over 100 countries, DSPA’s expertise in fire suppression is unmatched. DSPA products, used worldwide by governments, firefighters, and industries, are certified to all relevant international standards, emphasizing quality, safety, and reliability.

Key Advantages

DSPA’s aerosol technology requires only a small amount of agent to suppress fires effectively, even in the challenging scenario of lithium-ion battery thermal runaway. 

The system is retrofit friendly, with no need for pressurized cylinders and expensive pipe works, making it versatile for installations of any size. 

With a serviceable lifetime of 15 years, DSPA offers a sustainable and reliable fire suppression solution, marking a significant advancement in protecting BESS from fire risks.

Want to know more?

For a closer look at how DSPA’s innovative aerosol fire suppression technology operates in real-world scenarios, we invite you to watch the company movie

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