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S. Korean Institute Develops Fire Extinguishing Grenade for Hard-to-Access Fires

S. Korean Institute Develops Fire Extinguishing Grenade for Hard-to-Access Fires

CHONAN, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology said Thursday its research team had developed a fire-extinguishing grenade using gas hydrate to help put out fires at hard-to-access sites in a fast and accurate manner. Gas hydrate is an ice-shaped material that contains gas molecules such as methane within water molecules. [...]

LG Develops Technology that Prevents Fire Caused by Home Appliances

LG Develops Technology that Prevents Fire Caused by Home Appliances

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. announced that it has developed new technology that prevents fires caused by electric arcs and signed an agreement with the Korea Electronics Technology Institute on Wednesday to jointly verify and standardize the technology. Arcs can be caused by partial severance of an electric cable, a loose [...]

Seoul Fire Department Studies Optimal Way to Extinguish EV Fires

Seoul Fire Department Studies Optimal Way to Extinguish EV Fires

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of electric car fires continues to increase along with the prevalence of such vehicles, firefighters are looking for the optimal way to extinguish electric vehicle (EV) fires. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Headquarters said it carried out experiments related to extinguishing electric car fires at [...]

Balcony Fireproof Screens Prevent the Spread of Fire at Apartment Buildings

Balcony Fireproof Screens Prevent the Spread of Fire at Apartment Buildings

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — An experiment proved that the installation of fireproof screens in balconies can contribute to preventing the spread of fire at apartment buildings. The Korean Fire Protection Association, a statutory not-for-profit fire protection organization funded by Korean non-life insurance companies, conducted an experiment simulating a fire on the first floor. [...]

Hyundai’s Kona EV Recall Potential Hurdle in Electrification Plan

Hyundai’s Kona EV Recall Potential Hurdle in Electrification Plan

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co.’s planned global recall of 77,000 Kona Electric vehicles may be a drag on the company’s electrification plan, analysts said Monday. Hyundai Motor plans to voluntarily recall 77,000 Kona Electric models for a faulty battery cell component, as 14 cases of fires in the model — 10 [...]