Lithium-Ion (li-ion) batteries are very popular as a strong, portable power source, but they can be a fire hazard, and thus require special storage considerations. New Rack Fire Protect (RFP) buildings from DENIOS US (Louisville, KY), which are fire rated for 2-hours at 2000°F (1093°C), are ideal for the storage of li-ion batteries. Containment minimizes the risk of fire from damaged, malfunctioning or deep discharged batteries spreading within the workplace and possibly injuring employees. Designed in Germany and proven in hundreds of installations worldwide, they are now manufactured in the United States for North American installations.
RFP fire-rated buildings provide safe and legally compliant storage of flammable and corrosive chemicals and materials. They also provide safe storage of lithium-ion batteries. Specifically:
- Adjustable racking provides the flexibility to store batteries of many shapes and sizes.
- Single or double-tiered designs keep products organized and correctly separated. RFP buildings are built in accordance with FM Approval 6049, NFPA, OSHA, EPA-CFR 40, NBCC, NFCC and ETA/21/0642.
- Bi-directional fire rating provides 2-hour fire protection.
- They can be placed inside or outside (subject to distance requirements), making RFP ideal for the storage of batteries, as well as sealed and closed containers of flammable and water-polluting substances.