Fire Fighting
Quarantine container
Automatic, safe, environmentally friendly:
the 24/7 monitoring of damaged e-cars

Quarantine container for electric cars

Automatic, safe, environmentally friendly.

Electromobility is developing rapidly and the number of registred e-cars is rising constantly. More and more car manufacturers are therefore expanding their e-fleets. This trend will also be boosted by the forthcoming entry into force of the EURO7 emissions standard.

Although electric and hybrid vehicles are good for the environment, they present a new and technically difficult challenge in the event of an accident. Car manufacturers, towing services as well as car repair shops also need to retrofit and create a safe place in their facilities for damaged e-cars.

This is exactly what the EmiControls quarantine container was developed for: it is a safe place for all types of electric cars that need to be under observation for a certain period of time.

Why does an e-car need to be quarantined?

The batteries of electric and hybrid vehicles can potentially self-ignite after an accident, for example, if the protective mechanisms of the battery are impaired by an impact and the battery pack is deformed. This can generate a lot of heat, which ignites one or more battery cells. This can lead to a so-called "thermal runaway": one cell ignites the next. In this case, extinguishing with conventional methods is very difficult, because not only the fire itself has to be extinguished, but also the battery has to be cooled down to a temperature below the critical ignition temperature - and this over a longer period of time. Even if an e-car does not immediately start to burn after an accident, the vehicle must still be parked and observed for a certain time to ensure that chemical reactions in the battery do not ignite the fire.

This is how the EmiControls quarantine container works

The quarantine container guarantees safe and fully automatic monitoring of electric cars with the following steps:

  1. The damaged vehicle is placed in the container or, in case of fire (after the pre-extinguishing work), towed into the container by winch.
  2. The interior of the container is then automatically monitored (24/7) for fire and smoke development.
  3. If flames or smoke form, the container sends a signal (to fire alarm center, SIM card, etc.)
  4. and flooding of the container begins automatically. Objective: to flood and cool the battery of the car until the danger of self-ignition is over. Flood height: between 0.2 to 1 meter.
External dimensions approx. 6.900 x 2.550 x 1.800 mm
Internal dimensions approx. 6.500 x 2.300 x 1.550 mm
Volume approx. 23 m³
Weight approx. 4.000 kg depending on version
Sub-frame made of INP180 reinforced in the middle area; mounting fittings for hook system according to DIN30722-1 as well as DIN14505 (fire department standard)
Water Inlet and outlet for water in DN50 to DN100
Cable winch Pulling device by electric winch
Monitoring system Customized (smoke detector, flame detector, thermal imaging camera)
Coloring and marking Tank can be completely (inside and outside), double primed and painted in one color RAL shade as desired
Ligth LED headlights
Other equipment External connections for fire department
Brochure quarantine container (1.51 MB) download


  • Connection with external control center or SIM card
  • Misting system with nozzles
  • SmART software
  • Camaro sliding roof
  • Water tank to 1.000 or 10.000l
  • Thermal imaging camera
  • Use of foam possible