The fire safety risks of EV charging stations

The fire safety risks of EV charging stations
So, what are the risks of these charging stations, and how should they be managed?  The EV revolution has been gathering pace, and building owners and managers are installing electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) across the country.  As exempt development, many of these facilities are going in often without development approvals and, consequently, without dedicated fire protection.

The EV revolution has been gathering pace, and building owners and managers are installing electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) across the country.

As exempt development, many of these facilities are going in often without development approvals and, consequently, without dedicated fire protection. 

As the number of EVCS continues to grow, the density of charging infrastructure in urban areas and public spaces increases, making fire protection crucial to prevent potential disasters.

So, what are the risks of these charging stations, and how should they be managed? 

Siemens, in collaboration with the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI) and Danfoss Fire Safety A/S, has conducted pioneering electric vehicle fire tests. During this webinar, we will share our experiences, discuss the execution of these tests, and provide insights into fire safety challenges faced in parking garages.

This webinar will also provide the opportunity to discover the latest advancements in fire detection and suppression technologies.

Guest speakers include:

Matt Booth
Senior Fire Safety Consultant, Warringtonfire, a Jenson Hughes Company
Matt Booth is a senior fire safety consultant working at Jenson Hughes in Sydney. Prior to his employment at Jenson Hughes, he worked for a product developer and supplier in the fire industry with experience in R&D, sales, and project management.

Matt is responsible for completing fire safety engineering assessments and preparing performance solution reports for a wide range of new and existing buildings – including residential, office buildings, retail buildings, and health and educational facilities.

Matt completed his Master’s thesis on the topic of fire protection of lithium-ion battery systems within buildings which carries across a lot of relevant information to the topic of electric vehicles. He has also remained highly involved in Jenson Hughes’s response to the emerging hazard that electric vehicles represent in building design and continually seeks the newest information on this topic.

Van Nguyen, Business Development Manager, Siemens
Van is a fire industry professional specializing in Aspirated Smoke Detection systems.

He has been providing technical training and sales of Aspirated Smoke Detectors for over 12 years across Australia & New Zealand. He was instrumental in the early installations of Aspirated Smoke Detectors in car parks with jetfans which involved testing with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation & Fire Rescue Victoria.

Date:        
Thursday, 20 June, 2024
Time:        
3:00pm - 4:30pm (AEST)
Venue:        
Webinar, Bigmarker
Cost: 
Members:  
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Non-members:
 
$75 (incl. GST)
$25 (incl. GST)
$150 (incl GST)
CPD: 1.5 hours
RSVP:  Thursday, 20 June, 2024, at 1pm


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When
20/06/2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where
Online - Bigmarker

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