How do you contain a fire inside an aircraft container? You use fire-resistant materials that can resist the intense heat of a Class A fire, and you redesign the cover to control the airflow. If a fire starts, the cover will cut off the oxygen flow but allow smoke to escape for detection purposes.
Our fire-resistant containers pass full-scale tests (ISO 19281:2016). That means a Class A fire that starts inside a container can be contained for at least six hours. This gives the crew enough time to make an emergency landing, no matter where the plane is when the fire breaks out.
Undeclared lithium battery cargo and the disregard of safety rules, whether intentional or not, is a sad fact of life. The solution? To design containers that can safely transport these undeclared, dangerous goods in large numbers as part of regular air freight. So that’s what we’ve done.
The combustible nature of lithium-based batteries poses a risk to all aircraft, whether it’s a Boeing 767-300F or an Airbus A330F. Whatever type of plane you use to transport these batteries, we can adapt the size and contours of our fire-resistant container to suit your operations perfectly.
Choosing the best fire-resistant materials is, of course, paramount. But the materials we use are also selected on their ability to be repaired. All of the container’s fire-resistant materials can be repaired or patched using conventional methods such as adhesives or fasteners.