Despite significant fire incidents, it is apparent that the broad maritime community and logistics supply chain remain predominantly unaware of the hazards and potential consequences when a lithium-ion battery fails and goes into thermal runaway. When a lithium-ion battery fails, the speed of failure (seconds), production of significant
quantities of toxic, corrosive and flammable gases (000’s of litres) as well as the rapid
development of intense heat and explosive situations (+450°C) continue to be underestimated.
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