Baker Aviation and IEP Name GlobalParts.aero First Hot-Stop® 'L' Fire Containment Domestic Dealer
Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas and master distributor for the HOT-STOP® 'L' fire containment kits, in affiliation with Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP 'L' product line, have designated GlobalParts.aero as the first domestic stocking dealer.
“The GlobalParts team shares our passion for aviation safety, and their dedication to serving their customers is a testament to their rapid growth that parallels the Baker Aviation business philosophy,” says Ray Goyco, Jr., president and chief operating officer at Baker Aviation Maintenance. “We pioneered the lithium-ion battery runaway solution in 2010 with HOT-STOP 'L,' and we have continued to be the leader with our lightweight, burn-certified bags that are now offered with advanced zipper technology to eliminate all smoke emissions. We predict the demand for containment of such unexpected eruptions will continue to grow as more and more of these powered devices are being brought on board aircraft today. Our new GlobalParts relationship represents our business synergies and great insight to expeditiously meet the demand for this proven product."
Malissa Nesmith, chief operating officer at GlobalParts.aero, says, “We recently added HOT-STOP 'L' kits on our company aircraft, so I am confident that we are prepared now if one our smart phones or laptops has a battery malfunction. We are looking forward to working with Baker Aviation to penetrate the market as a stocking dealer for HOT-STOP 'L' kits, and we are excited to offer our customers a proven deterrent to this onboard threat while supporting their safety management programs.”
The HOT-STOP 'L' Fire Containment Kit safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from lithium-ion-powered devices without the aid of a water supply; however, HOT-STOP products allow for the use of water, for airlines and operators complying with SAFO FAA recommendations. The distinctive HOT-STOP 'L' solution has been successfully demonstrated twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, NJ, and further independently fire tested by flight departments and airlines.
As the only product line in this market to receive burn certifications, the HOT-STOP 'L' is different from other products. Fast and easy to use, the lightweight HOT-STOP 'L' kits include a pair of 14-inch fire safety gloves. The bag can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone not in use, one that is overheating, or one that is in full thermal runaway. The bags are made of a felt inner core with a 3200ºF melting point sandwiched between two durable outer layers which have a 2080ºF melting point. The bags are proven to absorb energy and fire while eliminating the escape of smoke, sparks and flames. Multiple sizes are available to fit various devices. The large 25” x 25” bag is designed to contain defibrillators and all-in- one computers. Optional accessories are also available, including a carry/stowage sling and an exterior carry bag with zipper.
The new EVOLUTION series of HOT-STOP 'L' was recently introduced to target airlines looking for containment solutions that minimize the risk of unknown devices being brought on board, including portable charger or battery packs, as well as internal equipment, such as defibrillators and electronic flight bags carried inside the cockpit. The new zipper technology offers an addition layer of security with its zero-tolerance, airtight closure to the bag that is designed to contain a device in full thermal runaway until it has burned out. It can be deployed in four easy steps. New EVOLUTION orders come with an exterior carry bag or sling.