DAY ONE: THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY, 2021
9:00 ESTSAFETY RISKS TO EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FROM LITHIUM-ION BATTERY FIRES IN ELECTRIC VEHICLESIn an 80-page report that the NTSB has published recently, investigations of electric vehicle fires are presented along with a review of emergency response guidelines from 36 manufacturers. It found that all had ways to mitigate the risk of high-voltage shocks including methods for disconnecting the battery. But none of the guides spoke to limiting the risk of energy stored in the batteries, such as procedures for minimizing reignition or instructions on where and how to spray water to cool the batteries, the agency said. This exclusive presentation gives you a detailed look at key findings from the NTSB’s exhaustive report.
Thomas Barth, Survival Factors Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board
EXHAUSTIVE REVIEW OF BATTERY FIRES IN ELECTRIC VEHICLESBest Practices for Handling Lithium-Ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles: Preventing and Recovering from Hazardous EventsRoeland Bisschop, Project Manager, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Safety and Transport, Safety Research
BATTERY FIRE SAFETY IN EVs - PURE EV CASE STUDY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM AN INDIAN VEHICLE MANUFACTURER
This exclusive OEM-led case study presentation will give attendees an in-depth look at the causes of battery fires and lessons that were learned after the post-incident investigations were complete.
> Was it an outlier incident?
> Was its cause related to battery cell supply chain?
> What are China’s and US’ EV battery safety standards and were they complied to in the case of the fire safety incidents?
> Did the battery management systems play any role in failing to flag up overhearing battery cells?
> What are the outcome of the post-incident investigations?
Perspective from Indian Start-up, Pure EV : Mandar Ruikar, R&D Thermal Engineer, Pure EV
A EUROPEAN AND UK VIEW OF STANDARDS AND TESTING FOR EV BATTERY PACKS AND BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Peter Miller, Chief Engineer - Batteries, Millbrook
> EV Battery Safety standards for Europe
> Li-ion battery pack transportation regulations
> How can the Battery Management System improve safety?
> An introduction to the UK’s three new codes of practice released this year by the British Standards Institution – PAS 7060,PAS 7061 and PAS 7062.
> Some example Tests
DAY TWO: FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 EST
BATTERY SAFETY TRAINING COURSE
BATTERY SAFETY HAZARDS, GUIDELINES, EQUIPMENT AND DESIGN
Batteries become daily use components for many applications. More than that we can say that without batteries our life will change dramatically – Just think on life with no mobile phones. In the race for energy density we sometimes forget the safety. Unfortunately we face daily safety events with injures and severe damage.
This training program focuses on portable and stationary battery safety along battery cycle life (acceptance, testing, assembly, use, transportation and disposal). The training incorporates Shmuel De-Leon and other experience on battery safety for over 25 years of work in the field. The motivation behind the training is to provide attendees with the knowledge needed to handle safely the batteries in their organization and to support reduction in safety events.
Full review of Root Couse for battery safety events | Guidelines on how to handle batteries safely
What to do guidelines in case of battery safety event | Check list of safety equipment needed| Fresh and updated knowledge about safety battery
Battery Safety Hazards
> Reviews all battery risks (Lead-Acid, Lithium and others…) and take an in-depth look at the causes and lessons learnt from the Boeing Dreamliner battery safety event
Battery Safety Guidelines
> Understand the main guidelines on how to work effectively with batteries and what to do when a safety event occurs
Battery Safety Equipment
> Examine the list of key safety equipment needed for working areas and battery storage warehouses
Battery Safety Design
> Understand safety design guidelines when designing a battery
Training Course Leader: Shmuel de-leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd.
EV Battery Safety
> EV Batteries differ from ordinary batteries because of their high voltage and extreme conditions to be use (Temperatures, vibration and shocks…). This final section will see a review of best practices for working safely with EV batteries
USING CALORIMETRY HELP IN BATTERY RESEARCH TO MITIGATE ABUSE AND FIRE INCIDENTS
Carlos Ziebert, Group Leader Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute for Applied Materials
ENERGY DENSITY & THERMAL STABILITY OF LITHIUM-ION & SOLID STATE BATTERIES
Increasing energy density and energy storage is not only of the biggest challenges for EV right now but also the main direction of EV battery development to date, with OEMs increasingly interested in finding new solutions to improve acceleration, range, safety and durability.
> Learn what is being done by battery manufacturers to deliver energy-dense battery packs and systems that have been developed to increase energy storage, safety, efficiency and cost savings.
> Learn more about the new chemistries and materials that are increasing energy density while improving safety.
Sachin Patil, Senior Functional Safety, Nikola Motor Company