IEEE-PSES Chicago Chapter: How Device-integrated Fire Protection can make Safe Electronics Safer

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Regularly we see consumer product recalls due to fire hazard. In the last years over 15 million appliance units have been recalled for defects that could cause a fire. Statistics show that 30% of all fires are caused by electricity, mostly starting within electrical devices and appliances. The existing fire protection measures are good, but do not yet include active fire protection within devices. New technologies make it possible to install mini fire extinguishers directly in the electronics. In case a fire starts, the mini fire extinguisher can extinguish the fire reliably and irreversibly cut the power to avoid re-ignition. The method will reduce the risk of fire consequential damages, reduce recall costs and increase safety according to the motto "making safe products safer". This technology can be associated with the term device-integrated fire protection. UL named it CIFEAs (Circuit Interrupters with Fire Extinguishing Agent) and wrote the UL 60692, an amendment to the UL 60691 standard. Further, the German certification body of the property insurance association VdS certified the first components and created an extinguishing test method. The methods developed from UL and VdS are used to start the creation of an international standard. The benefit for society, consumers and manufacturers are clear. New technology needs support and someone to share the word.

Further the latest edition of UL 749 will allow CIFEAs to pass the cheese cloth test.



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  • Date: 22 Feb 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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  • Starts 10 January 2023 11:08 AM
  • Ends 22 February 2023 06:00 PM
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Markus Fiebig of JOB Group

Topic:

The world’s smallest fire extinguisher: How device-integrated fire protection can make safe electronics safer

Regularly we see consumer product recalls due to fire hazard. In the last years over 15 million appliance units have been recalled for defects that could cause a fire. Statistics show that 30% of all fires are caused by electricity, mostly starting within electrical devices and appliances. The existing fire protection measures are good, but do not yet include active fire protection within devices. New technologies make it possible to install mini fire extinguishers directly in the electronics. In case a fire starts, the mini fire extinguisher can extinguish the fire reliably and irreversibly cut the power to avoid re-ignition. The method will reduce the risk of fire consequential damages, reduce recall costs and increase safety according to the motto "making safe products safer". This technology can be associated with the term device-integrated fire protection. UL named it CIFEAs (Circuit Interrupters with Fire Extinguishing Agent) and wrote the UL 60692, an amendment to the UL 60691 standard. Further, the German certification body of the property insurance association VdS certified the first components and created an extinguishing test method. The methods developed from UL and VdS are used to start the creation of an international standard. The benefit for society, consumers and manufacturers are clear. New technology needs support and someone to share the word.

Further the latest edition of UL 749 will allow CIFEAs to pass the cheese cloth test.

Biography:

Senior Business Development Manager (Extinguishing Products) and Product Manager for E-Bulb at JOB GmBH in Ahrensburg.

Markus started his career at Philips before he joined JOB Group in 2018. In his last role, Mr. Fiebig successfully led Smart Lighting Components, including Lifi and developed several European markets with Philips.

Mr. Fiebig is married, has one daughter, lives in Schleswig Holstein, and has a Master of Science degree from souther Denmark University.

Email:

Address:Schleswig Holstein, Germany





Agenda

6:00 – SHORT BUSINESS MEETING

Thank you to everyone for being present virtually during this pandemic.

MINUTES: Members have access to meeting minutes and presentations. Check out the “Chapter Records” using the following link for more information.  http://ieeechicago.org/pses/

UPCOMING 2023 PSES MEETINGS: 2023 Meetings: [Chicago Chapter technical meetings are generally held on the 4th Wednesday of the month except for summer and Holidays]

  • Feb 1 – Chapter Dinner Outing
  • Feb 22 – Technical Chapter Mtg – Markus Fiebig: Making safe products safer with Device-integrated Fire Protection
  • Mar 22 – Technical Chapter Mtg – Jim Johnson: Intellectual Property
  • Apr 26 – Technical Meeting – Dr. Qian Zhang: Human Health Impact of 3D Printing Emissions
  • ISPCE 2023: May 1-3, in Dallas,TX IEEE ISPCE 2023 (psessymposium.org)
  • No chapter meetings Jun or Jul (Summer Break)
  • May 24, Aug 23, Sep 27, Oct 25 – Technical Chapter Mtg – TBD

Call for Volunteers: seeking volunteers for the executive committee

Open for any New Business?

6:15 - PRESENTATION: 

Note that Professional Development Hours (PDH) Form, contact either Jim Spangler @ jim.spangler@ieee.org or Barbara Kelkhoff @ bkelkhoff@chamberlain.com