Insight into the Life and Safety of the Lithium-ion Battery - Recent Intertek Analysis
Learn how lithium-ion batteries work and about their failure mechanisms.
Recently, Intertek conducted an Total Quality Assurance analysis of how a prolonged increase in energy output affected overall performance and prompted premature accelerated aging of the battery asset. Intertek’s complimentary webinar will provide power producers insight into the life of the lithium-ion batteries, and its availability.
Discussed will be:
- Operational limits
- Causes and prevention of catastrophic failures
- Causes for capacity loss and shortened life
- Importance of control systems, maintenance testing, and data collection
Safety concerns related to thermal runaway continue to be the biggest drawback to using lithium-ion chemistries. Assuring safety and life continue to be the leading challenges facing lithium-ion batteries. Batteries are an investment that needs to be carefully evaluated prior to implementation. Gather your questions and join Intertek’s webinar.
Batteries are an attractive utility storage technology because of their flexibility in generation and distribution applications. But were not economically competitive with traditional storage technologies until recently. The prevalence of lithium-ion batteries stems from its advantages of being light weight, achieving high efficiencies, and having high energy and power densities. However, safety concerns related to thermal runaway continue to be the biggest drawback to using lithium ion chemistries.
It is important to understand that not all batteries are the same. The life, performance, and safety of a cell is dependent upon the battery’s chemistry. There are a variety of batteries within the lithium-ion family, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the battery chemistry, understanding how it works, and understanding the potential failure mechanisms is important for maintaining a safe environment and prolonging life to optimize operation.
Dr. Taylor Kelly, Director, Energy Storage, earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Houston, where she developed an expertise in lithium ion batteries and energy storage. Her Ph.D. thesis investigated the mechano-electrochemical coupling behavior of stretchable lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Kelly has not only brought to Intertek her energy industry expertise in the areas of electrochemistry, mechanical testing, and heat transfer, but she also provides consulting and technology assessment services to energy storage manufacturers, developers, and consumers.
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