In today’s high-tech world, batteries have come to occupy a central role in our daily lives, and it is not least in the light of changing mobility solutions that their importance will continue to grow. At the same time, fire safety and protection requirements will steadily increase. Whether in production, storage, transport, operation or recycling – suitable fire protection solutions are essential for the safe use of high-voltage accumulators. As one of the leading manufacturers of innovative fire protection products for industrial applications, the svt Group can look back on over 50 years of R&D experience in this field. In addition to our own fire test facilities, a newly developed battery fire simulation technology enables us to perform safe and fast material testing. In close collaboration with you, we will develop just the right solution for your specific needs.
Fire Protection Solutions for Battery Systems
Patented testing capabilities
Special materials are used to protect battery cases and the environment from the intense forces that may occur in a battery event. These materials need to withstand extreme temperatures, pressure variations and particle bombardment. With our patented test procedure, we are able to carry out fast, easy and cost-efficient material tests.
This test procedure enables us to simulate the loads acting on a battery housing during a battery event. Thus, we can offer our customers optimum support in their material selection process. We are able to adjust the duration of actual load, maximum temperature as well as grain size of particle bombardment. Also, the distance and angle between the test sample and discharge opening of the particles can be varied in accordance with your specifications. This enables us to adjust all relevant parameters to your needs – accurately, flexibly and fast.
With this approved method, we have already tested and evaluated over 100 different materials and material combinations. The following video impressively shows how a conventional unprotected aluminium plate behaves in comparison to an aluminium plate insulated with fire protection material SAERTEX LEO® COATED. This additional material prevents the system from burning through, thus protecting the environment from the escape of fire and hot gases.
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Quality management of the svt group of companies is certified according to ISO 9001. We not only carefully monitor our high quality ourselves, but also have it checked by TÜV Rheinland, TÜV Süd and Lloyd’s Register. We also document our work safety with a certificate according to SCCP.
Discretion and confidentiality
The svt group of companies assures all its customers absolute discretion. Confidentiality applies to all phases of cooperation and does not end after completion of the project.
Environmental and climate protection are an important part of svt’s corporate philosophy. This is why we act in the interests of our customers, society and the environment in a conscious and resource-conserving manner. This is consistently reflected in our strategic and operational decisions, in that we keep an eye on our products from development to disposal from an ecological perspective and continually optimise them.
Developed and produced in Germany
The svt group of companies achieves the high quality of its products, systems and services through the excellent networking of its locations in Germany and the rapid response to the individual needs of its customers.
Who we are
Founding year 1969
> 900 staff size
> 200 million Euro turnover
Scope of activities:
- Passive structural fire protection
- Fire protection for industrial use
- Damage restoration services