PlaneGard_TEB - Teterboro Users Group

Report
Presentation to
May 21, 2014
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HighWater’s testing experience shows:
(over 30 laptops)
• There is wide variability in how each burning
Personal Electronic Device “behaves”
• Translated, this means “unpredictable”
• And “unpredictable” translates to “unsafe”
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Video of aggressive failure
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PlaneGard PED Fire Containment Case
 Easy and simple to use
 Eliminates the uncertainty by the flight crew whether the PED fire is out
 Minimizes the time the flight crew is in contact with the burning PED
 Completely and safely contains:
 Fire
 Heat
 Toxic organic vapors
 Smoke from burning plastic
 Unpleasant odors
 Noise
 Panic
 No flight diversion is necessary
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How it
works:
1. PlaneGard Case
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2. Case Open
Using the OPEN scoop as a shield, approach the burning PED
Close and cover the computer with the SCOOP
Slide SCOOP bottom under burning PED
PED is captured in the SCOOP without touching the device
3. Scoop Removed
with Gloves / Glasses
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5. Return SCOOP with burning PED into Case
6-7 Close and Latch Case Lid
8. Innovative PlaneGard liquid inlet valve allows liquids from a variety of sources to be poured
into the case to stop thermal runaway
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PlaneGard Case
Specifications
Standard Case
Special Case
Tablet Case
Width
19 Inches / 485 mm
16.5 Inches / 429 mm
14 Inches / 356 mm
Height
17 Inches / 432 mm
16.4 Inches / 417 mm
11 Inches / 279 mm
Depth
5 Inches / 128 mm
4.0 Inches / 102 mm
4.0 Inches / 102 mm
19.4 Pounds / 9 Kg
(Including Scoop and
gloves)
Approx. 14 Pounds
( 6.4 Kg)
Approx. 8 Pounds
(3.6 Kg)
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Insulation
High Temperature
Silica/Ceramic (Similar
technology to Space
Shuttle tiles)
High Temperature
Silica/Ceramic (Similar
technology to Space
Shuttle tiles)
High Temperature
Silica/Ceramic (Similar
technology to Space
Shuttle tiles)
Filtration
Multi-Stage Particle and
Organic Vapor
Multi-Stage Particle and
Organic Vapor
Multi-Stage Particle and
Organic Vapor
Toggle Spring Loaded
Valve
Toggle Spring Loaded
Valve
Toggle Spring Loaded
Valve
Weight (All included)
Construction
Water Injector
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Our testing has shown that the FAA method (AC120-80) of
extinguishing a burning PED will work –
eventually
(Given enough time and liquid)
But: TIME is critical!!!
• How much water is enough? This uncertainty creates an unsafe situation!!!!
• The flight crew cannot “look” at a PED and determine if the thermal
runaway condition is stopped.
• Our testing experience shows a wide variability in how each individual burning
PED “behaves”. The flight crew cannot predict this situation.
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Thermal runaway video with water only
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PLUS: And just as significant:
• The FAA procedure DOES NOT address containment or neutralization of the
toxic organic vapors emitted from a burning PED.
• Lithium Ion Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) shows contact with these
vapors can cause irritation to eyes, skin, mucous membranes.
• The odor associated with these vapors is very pungent and noxious.
• PLUS – these vapors are highly flammable and can be ignited by a variety
of sources around the burning PED.
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Thermal runaway video with ignited toxic organic vapors
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Excerpts from an actual Lithium Ion Battery Material Safety Data Sheet:
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No other containment case or device on the market allows you to:
• Retrieve the burning PED
• Minimize the flight crew contact with the burning PED
• Handle each incident in a safe, predictable, and repeatable procedure
• Isolate and contain the burning PED
• Extinguish the fire and thermal runaway inside the case
• Eliminate flames, heat, toxic fumes, smoke, noxious odor, noise, panicked
passengers
• Eliminate the need to divert the flight
United States Patent 8,544,670
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PlaneGard Training Video
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PlaneGard Demonstration Video
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