10 Oct 2019


Hall 3, booth 3110

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection has developed a full coverage interim multi-zone fire protection solution for fire mitigation available on the market for electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV). Dafo uses the suppression agent Forrex as part of a complex system solution. The manufacturer states it provides effective cooling capacity to slow the fire development for allowing safe evacuation of passengers.

In order to cover all risk areas in an EV or HEV bus Dafo Fire Protection has divided the main risk scenarios into four protection zones. The different protection zones are then protected in various ways by robust detection and suppression systems – both liquid based and gas-based solutions. Because Li-ion batteries are still a relatively new technology and Li-ion battery safety is a recent research area, regulations and standards are to some extent lagging behind. Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection participates in several research projects on how to deal with fire hazards of Li-ion batteries in vehicles in order to provide solutions to reduce the risks and consequences of a thermal incident in or in connection with Li-ion batteries in heavy commercial HEVs and EVs such as buses and trucks. It is leading the research projects called Li-IonFire funded under the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation – H2020 – under the SME Funding Scheme. Li-IonFire has been selected for the shortlist to be examined by the jury for Busworld Awards at Busworld Europe 2019.

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