What to use on Lithium-ion battery fires

Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion (AVD), a revolutionary fire extinguishing agent designed to stop Lithium-ion battery fires fast.

Proven results on 
Lithium-ion batteries

Effectively extinguishes 
Class A fires

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  • Water

    When dealing with Lithium-ion battery fires, water-based extinguishers will provide essential cooling effect, but they are not able to form a thermal barrier around the fire. When you run out of water/foam, you’ve run out of fire suppressing power. The battery forms its own flammable gases (including oxygen) and heat, and will re-ignite, burning until the cell fully discharges its energy.

  • Foam

    Foam is designed to smother with a film on the surface of the fire, but the film will not survive the high temperatures reached in a Li-ion fire. The same applies to Wet Chemical.

  • Powder

    Powder is completely ineffective, as it has no cooling effect, and will not cling to vertical surfaces of the cell. Please note that Lithium-ion battery fires are NOT Class D fires.

What to use on lithium-ion battery fires, a range of li-ion batteries
  • AVD

    The Lithium-ion Battery Safety Range contain Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion (AVD), a revolutionary fire extinguishing agent designed to stop Li-ion battery fires fast.

    AVD is, in brief, Vermiculite particles suspended in water, discharged in a fine mist to provide both cooling effects and form a heat-proof barrier around the burning battery cell to prevent propagation and re-ignition. Vermiculite has very strong thermal insulation properties and therefore prevents heat transfer from the burning cell to its surroundings. This means the chemical reaction is contained inside a heatproof cell so that external flames can be dealt with by the cooling effect of the water.

    A Lithium-ion battery fire is not a Class D fire risk

Fire extinguisher types and classes

Here's a useful guide on choosing the right class of fire extinguishers for the appropriate application and scenario.


The Firechief Global range of products is diverse depending upon the risk to be covered. For more information, visit www.firechiefglobal.com, call us on +44 (0)330 999 0019 or email sales@firechiefglobal.com.

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