PaR Systems, Inc. has announced that Marine Systems Technology Ltd. (MST), a subsidiary of PaR Systems, Inc., has been awarded a contract by Thales UK to design, test, and supply Lithium-Ion Battery Charging and Storage Systems for Installation on the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The charging and storage system will incorporate COMFIRE, the most advanced, fireproof composite technology available. COMFIRE is non-combustible, lightweight, stable in a wet environment, and structurally robust which makes it well suited for demanding marine applications. These systems will be designed in cooperation with Thales to meet recently implemented requirements in response to a number of lithium-ion battery failure reactions.
The Lithium-Ion Battery Charging and Storage Cabinet Systems will be certified to provide 120 minutes of fire protection for the batteries housed within in the event of a temperature excursion (from within the cabinet or externally). The design will also include provision for continuous ventilation and access for real time monitoring of the battery conditions (temperature, smoke detection, and charge level) during normal operational conditions.