Meet the Innovation in Safety Award Entrants: DAFO – SAFEV VEHICLE FIRE PROTECTION
In the countdown to this year’s Innovation in Safety Award Ceremony we are sharing each of the entries that we received. Whilst there can only be one winner of the award itself, the wide range of entries means that there are ideas that will appeal to different readers directly or may be the inspiration for your own next step change for safety.
We will introduce you all to all of the entries before the Award Ceremony on 23 February.
Today’s entry is:
DAFO – SAFEV VEHICLE FIRE PROTECTION
Working with RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) on an EU-funded initiative, the Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection developed SafEV is the result of three years of research, data collection and extensive testing on li-ion batteries and EVs. The research found EV batteries need a unique fire detection system that identifies the early stage of thermal runaway. Low levels of carbon monoxide were emitted and measured prior to the battery entering thermal runaway. Detecting the level of carbon monoxide – before temperatures increase – maximises safety.
This research found that, when tackling EV fires, aside from applying large quantities of water, you can also apply appropriate cooling in the venting stage, which occurs prior to thermal runaway. This will halt the process in its earliest stage, reversing the battery to a dormant stage.
SafEV applied exactly that concept – as a new system that focuses on prevention as well as suppression. SafEV consists of:
- CO sensors for li-ion batteries, which can detect CO particles at 10ppm with integrated temperature monitoring.
- Heat detection systems for conventional risks – detecting from 180 ⁰C.
- A CEV-3 control unit – to manage multiple zones and detection methods and to control the alarm, battery shutdown or activation.
Once CO is detected, the battery will be immediately shut down, and rapid cooling will take place using the suppression agent inside the battery module.
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We are thrilled to invite you to join us in-person or virtually on Thursday 23 February 2023 | 3:30pm (GMT) as we announce the winner of the 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award!
This event sees the celebration of creative health and safety professionals throughout the cargo industry. The submissions this year have ranged from the digitalisation of processes and improvement of physical safety to fire prevention and data monitoring.
During the hybrid ceremony you will hear from our keynote speaker, Morten Engelstoft, a panel made up of innovators, operators and industry professionals discussing safety concerns, industry developments and barriers to adoption. Our shortlisted entrants will present their entries so you can get a taste of the vast array of safety innovation taking place in the transport and logistics industry, before the winner is announced.
So, which demonstrated the greatest improvement in safety for cargo handling and transport and showed the greatest potential for widespread adoption? Join us free to find out!
This is a hybrid event hosted in London.
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Keynote Speaker: Morten Engelstoft
We are delighted that experienced CEO and board member, Morten Engelstoft will be joining us as this year’s keynote speaker.
After 6 years as CEO of APM Terminals (a previous winning entrant) as well as almost 36 years at Maersk, we are excited to welcome Morten to outline his experience of the importance of safe and secure operations as well as present the award to the winning entry.
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