Baker Aviation, an aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas and exclusive distributor of the HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Bag product line, now offers to replace, free of charge, any HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag that has been deployed to contain thermal runaway of lithium ion powered devices aboard an aircraft.
“We work closely with Tom Connolly, President of Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP bags and we feel this life-time offer exemplifies our companies’ commitment to the product line and to our customers,” stated Ray Goyco, Jr., Chief Operating Officer for Baker Aviation. “A great deal just got better, is the way we see it. Having the HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag on board is the safest and easiest way to prepare for potential fire incidents with mobile devices, while in the air. Our HOT-STOP customers fly with confidence and without the fear of failing technology or the unpredictability of a water aid solution. Now, they will never have to pay out of pocket to replace the HOT-STOP bag once it’s used,” added Goyco.
Lithium Ion battery powered computers and electronic devices have been identified as in-flight fire hazards due to the potential battery malfunctions that can result in violent fires and explosions that are difficult to contain inside a business aircraft.
The HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Bag safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion powered devices as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft, without the aid of a water supply.
These distinctive HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags have been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and further independently fire tested by flight departments.
The HOT-STOP ‘L’ fire bag can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone when not in use, contain an overheating device, or contain one that is in full thermal runaway.
The bags are made up of multiple durable fabrics with a felt inner core that has a 3200ºF melting point which is sandwiched between two outer layers that have a 2080ºF melting point and are proven to absorb the energy and fire while minimizing the escape of smoke, sparks and flames.
The HOT-STOP line of fire containment bags can be customized to fit the operator’s need and is currently offered off the shelf in 3 sizes; small for smart phones, medium for passenger or flight deck tablets, and large for laptop computers.
Tailored defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these lithium ion battery powered devices and the newly developed smart phone bags are available with an additional lining that shields out any cellular reception to discourage cockpit texting and phone use while the aircraft is in operation.
For more information: Baker-Aviation.com.