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Old 08-25-2015, 07:44 PM
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:06 AM
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This is a perfect example of why all flight departments should perform a risk assessment on PED's (including EFB's) and how to mitigate the risks associated with Lithium-Polymer Battery fires. Many flight departments now carry Kevlar "Burn Bags" , Hot Gloves and extra water to douse the device. Halon only works temporarily!
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:31 PM
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We haven't seen the last of this...
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:30 PM
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At my company, if your EFB experiences thermal runaway, open the cockpit door, chuck it back, and hope the FAs successfully deal with it.


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Originally Posted by PerfInit View Post
This is a perfect example of why all flight departments should perform a risk assessment on PED's (including EFB's) and how to mitigate the risks associated with Lithium-Polymer Battery fires. Many flight departments now carry Kevlar "Burn Bags" , Hot Gloves and extra water to douse the device. Halon only works temporarily!
Technically you need a Class D Extinguisher for an Li-Battery Fire, but like already stated a small PED Li-Fire can be overpowered by enough water.

I haven't seen a Class D on an A/C.

Btw, Halon only is rated for B &C Class fires.

Redthread's B-Annual Safety/Fire Response Training has the Crew Members assigned to First Class hold a champagne bucket (filled with water) and hopes the FO has a good aim.

Btw: All Ya'll probably have still at the bottom of your In Box or Spam Folder.

http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviat...FO09013SUP.pdf

And transferring a burning item into a Burn Bag is not recommended by the all mighty F-A-A
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Yeah, we dont have extinguishers for LI batteries on the 170/190. Basically need water or coffee to douse it, or so they claim. Dumb idea not to have one proper extinguisher IMO. Halon wont stop it at all.
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