Thermal Runaway Protection Materials
Saint-Gobain offers products that work to prevent/minimize the fire propagation in the event of a thermal runaway. Norseal® Thermal Runaway Protection Materials feature thermal insulation with fireblocking AND excellent compression set resistance. This combination creates a solution that seals the battery pack from temperature, air, dust and water with an added benefit of mitigation against thermal runaway.
Thermal Runaway Protection Pad
In addition to acting as a compression pad, Norseal TRP helps protect against thermal runaway by hindering the fire/heat from propagating from cell to cell, in the event of one cell going “exothermic.” Norseal TRP is the ideal product for providing mechanical and thermal cushioning in the event of thermal runaway.
Fire-blocking Polyurethane Foam
Norseal FS1000 series is a multi-functional foam tape that is ideal for use as battery pack seal because of:
- Its intumescent characteristics that when heated to more than 200°C, will expand and form a fire-resistant char, blocking fire, smoke and hot gases
- Its soft nature makes it ideal to conform to uneven surfaces and can be easily compressed with minimal force to create air and water seals
Material Selection Guide
|Silicone||TRP||3.2||–||< 5%||Mechanical & Thermal cushioning||Thickness variations|
|Polyurethane||FS1000||4.5 – 13.0||UL94 V-0||< 5%||Tacky, intumescent, airtight, water-tight and resilient||PET supported, lower tack levels|