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Water Mist Protection of Li-Ion Batteries

  • 11 May 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM


Topic:  Water Mist Protection of Li-Ion Batteries

Date:  May 11, 2020




11:30AM: Chapter Business

12:00PM: Key Note Presentation

1:15PM: Conclusion of Meeting

Meeting Link

The event will be free as there will be no lunch served. WebEx is a free program that will work through the web, a desktop site, and also a mobile app.

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Event Flyer

05-11-20 Meeting Flyer.pdf


  • Basics of Lithium Ion Batteries
    • Different types
    • Do they contain lithium metal?
    • What are the electrolytes comprised of?
    • Why do they fail?
    • What is thermal runaway?
  • Fire Protection Challenges
  • Water Mist General Info
  • High Level Marioff Overview & How it Works
  • Fire Testing Completed with HI-FOG Water Mist (Marioff & DNVGL)


During his 20+ year career, he has held various application engineering, product specialist, product management, sales management, and business development positions with Fenwal Protection Systems, Kidde Fire Systems from 1995-2017. In October 2017 he was appointed as the Director of Sales for Marioff North America, A UTC Company, leading their water mist business efforts. In 2012, he published a white paper on the protection of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) that deploy Li-Ion batteries with Clean Agent Fire Suppression, both in the Data Center Journal and Power Magazine.   He serves as a Principal member on the NFPA 855 Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems and NFPA 76 Telecommunications Committee, and as an Alternate member -NFPA 12, 12A, & 2001 Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Committee. Holds a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Hartford).

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