Pre-Recorded Webinars

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    Avoid Battery Explosions and Fires – With Right Data and Better Designs

    Modern Li Ion batteries contain hazardous chemicals and heat up during use – this combination always has the potential to cause fires and explosions. This presentation will focus on improving the understanding of how such incidents occur, what can be done to avoid them and how the risk can be minimized during early stage design.

    The solution lies in knowledge of the heat generation rate during normal use, and information about safe boundaries such as temperature, discharge rate & overcharge in realistic situations that represent actual conditions of use. Data from commercial batteries of different types, including videos of batteries undergoing thermal runaway, will be used to illustrate these points.

    A relatively new technique will also be discussed with data, which allows total heat output during discharge to be measured on-line and this can be used both for design and battery modelling. Examples of the data will be provided.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why battery fires and explosions occur
    • How to design safer batteries through understanding of heat generation
    • Video evidence of batteries under explosive conditions
    • How better thermal management systems can be designed – based on heat measurement from isothermal calorimetry
    • Laboratory instruments suitable for testing and data generation

    Presenter
    Dr. Jasbir Singh – Managing Director at Hazard Evaluation Laboratory

    Jasbir is a chemical engineer specializing in thermal hazards and calorimetry, traditionally for the chemical industry but now increasingly involved in battery safety, especially Li-ion EV and related types.

    A graduate of Imperial College (London), where he undertook PhD into combustion and explosions, his experience includes many years in process design for the chemical and petrochemical industries. He is currently developing test methods and instruments for use in design of battery thermal management systems.

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    Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Its Application to Battery Analysis

    Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is a well-established experimental technique that has applications in coatings, corrosion, sensors, electrochemical double layer capacitors, batteries among others. The power of EIS partly comes from its ability to access a very wide range of frequencies (typically from MHz to μHz). For batteries, parameters such as the internal resistance, electrode surface capacitance and leakage are accessible at different frequencies across the spectrum. This allows EIS to gather all the relevant information with a single measurement. In this webinar, we will briefly introduce EIS and cover its application to batteries. We will talk about how to analyze typical data and how to gather the relevant information. We will further talk about available instrumentation and their limitations.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is impedance spectroscopy?
    • What can impedance spectroscopy do for Battery analysis?
    • How can capacitance, internal resistance and leakage be determined using EIS?
    • What are the instrumental requirements and limits?

    Presenter

    Chris Beasley – Gamry Instruments

    Chris Beasley received a BS in Chemistry from Kutztown University in 2000 and got a PhD in electrochemistry from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. His doctoral dissertation was on using redox-active nanoparticles as supercapacitors. Chris joined Gamry Instruments in 2010.

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    The Potential Impact of a New U.S. Administration on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

    The impact of the election upon government policy & the automotive industry is complicated and unclear. Fuel economy regulations are in place through Model Year 2021. We will explore the potential impacts on Model Years 2022-25 & beyond including the Midterm Review & the California Zero Emission Vehicle regulations which become more stringent in 2018.

    The strategies of the global automakers will be discussed including Volkswagen (as it attempts to recover from its diesel scandal) & the Detroit Three automakers that are focusing their expansion on markets outside North America. The role of China will also be assessed.

    Technology improvements and their implication upon cost will also be discussed, as will the full impact of electrification (including 48 volt technology) on the vehicle fleet.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Potential Legislative & Regulatory Changes Affecting Manufacturers and Consumers
    • Potential Responses by Industry & the New Administration to EPA Regulation for Model Years 2022-2025
    • Potential Responses from NHTSA Which May Still Rule on 2022-2025 Period
    • Reaction From California & the Impact of Its Zero Emission Vehicle Policies
    • Impact of Automaker Strategies Which are Global
    • Impact of Business & Technological Trends

    Presenter
    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. The company produces a detailed sales forecast and product life cycle for hybrid and electric vehicles. Baum has experience analyzing the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. Since the 1980s, Baum has produced an automotive production forecast and detailed analysis of the automotive market. He has experience in the area of fuel economy and emissions regulation, the impact of fuel prices, & the market for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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    Understand and Prevent Battery Fires and Explosions – and Avoid Costly Failures Like the Samsung Note 7

    Duration – 1 hour

    Modern batteries (eg Li-Ion) contain hazardous chemicals & they heat up during use: this combination always has the potential to cause fires & explosions. This presentation will focus on improving the understanding of how these incidents occur, what can be done to avoid them & how the risk can be minimized during early stage design.

    The Samsung Note 7 phone & Boeing Dreamliner airplane fires are very costly examples of how even large corporations fail to understand the potential fire risk of batteries.

    The solution lies in knowledge of heat generation rate during normal use & information about safe boundaries such as temperature, discharge rate & overcharge, in realistic situations that represent actual use conditions. Data from commercial batteries of different types will be used to illustrate these points.

    A relatively new technique will also be discussed with data, which allows total heat output during discharge to be measured on-line and this can be used both for design and battery modelling. Examples of the data will be provided.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why battery fires & explosions occur
    • How to design safer batteries though understanding of heat generation
    • Video evidence of batteries under explosive conditions
    • How better thermal management systems can be designed – based on heat measurement from isothermal calorimetry
    • Laboratory instruments suitable for testing and data generation

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Dr. Jasbir Singh – Managing Director at Hazard Evaluation Laboratory

    Jasbir is a chemical engineer specializing in thermal hazards and calorimetry, traditionally for the chemical industry but now increasingly involved in battery safety, especially Li-ion EV and related types.

    A graduate of Imperial College (London), where he undertook PhD into combustion and explosions, his experience includes many years in process design for the chemical and petrochemical industries. He is currently developing test methods and instruments for use in design of battery thermal management systems.

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    Solid Electrolytes and Bulk Scale Solid-State Batteries

    Recently, the push to move beyond Li – ion battery technology has grown. Several advanced battery technologies & chemistries have been identified as promising candidates including i) solid-state batteries with Li metal anode, ii) Li – S chemistries, iii) Li – air(oxygen), and iv) flow batteries. Although an engineered solution using liquids may be possible for some of these options, a solid electrolyte is an enabling technology for each of these beyond Li – ion alternatives. This webinar will introduce the operating principles of each of these cell technologies and solid electrolytes will be discussed in this context. The requirements of a solid electrolyte will be outlined & several state of the art solid electrolytes will be compared. Recent technical progress towards the fabrication of solid-state batteries will be reviewed. Finally, an overview of market applications for solid-state will be presented.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Overview of beyond Li – ion battery technologies enabled by solid electrolytes
    • Comparison of state of the art solid electrolytes
    • Recent technical progress towards solid-state batteries
    • Review of market applications for solid-state batteries

    Presenter

    Travis Thompson – Post Doctorate Research Fellow at University of Michigan

    Travis received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his PhD in Materials Science at Michigan State University in 2014. His graduate work has focused on synthesis & processing of materials for direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion & storage. This includes ambient drying of silica aerogels, processing of oxide based thermoelectric materials, & electrochemical characterization of ceramic solid electrolytes for advanced batteries. He is now a Research Fellow at The University of Michigan and is exploring commercialization of Solid-State Batteries from his graduate work.

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    Battery Safety Assessment: From Cell to Pack Level

    FREE Webinar : Duration – 1 hour

    For fast and reliable battery pack development, a virtual assessment of battery safety via simulation is presented. The methodology, from single cell abuse testing up to battery pack simulation of crash and crush loads, is discussed. Cell tests that provide detailed understanding of the mechanical behavior of single Li-ion cells are used to improve battery stiffness and to optimize battery pack  design.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Method description: battery safety assessment from cell to pack level
    • Abuse cell tests
    • Abuse cell simulations
    • Crash and crush simulations at module and pack levels

    Presenter
    Jeremy Gaume – Project Manager, Analysis of Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems at AVL GmbH

    Jeremy Gaume graduated from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (U.T.B.M.), France, with a Master Diploma in thermo-mechanical system modelling and optimization. He has 10 years’ of experience in the automotive field. Before joining AVL, he worked at Magna Steyr for CAE crash (passive safety) assessment. After joining AVL, he was appointed as a Project Manager for Analysis of Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems. Jeremy is an expert on crash/safety simulation for batteries.

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    Determination of Battery Safety and Performance Parameters using Adiabatic Calorimetry

    FREE Webinar – Thermal Hazard Technology is a proud sponsor of this event.

    This presentation describes the applications of adiabatic calorimetery in the field of battery safety and performance testing. This technique which was originally developed to assess hazards in the chemical industry has been applied to battery research by Thermal Hazard Technology for more than 20 years since the lithium-ion cell was first commercialized.

    The fundamental principles of the ARC are explained, as well as the challenges faced when scaling up safety tests from coin cells to large cells of 100Ah or more. The benefits of an adiabatic environment are shown when examining various types of abuse tests such as nail penetration, short-circuit and overcharge. Gas measurement and collection studies are also described.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic calorimetry
    • Applying adiabatic calorimetry to battery testing
    • Parameters established by adiabatic safety testing
    • Parameters established by adiabatic performance testing
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Research Scientist at Thermal Hazard Technology

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology as a Research Scientist for 7 years. He joined the company in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics.

    Danny’s role has expanded to cover lab work, R&D, installation, training and support for THT’s full range of calorimeters. Danny’s focus is primarily in the area of lithium battery calorimetry; both adiabatic and isothermal.

    Danny has installed calorimeters and provided training for battery and automotive companies around the world such as Samsung, BMW and General Motors. Danny works in Thermal Hazard Technology’s UK office in Bletchley, UK.

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    Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries From Electric Vehicles

    The recycling of lithium-ion batteries – from EVs and others – will be discussed in this webinar.

    Recently, the pilot plant of project LithoRec II could prove that a newly developed combination of process steps enables the recovery of a mass fraction of 75 % and more on a material recycling basis from lithium-ion batteries. This is supposed to be much better than state of the art. Combining different process steps like discharging, dismantling, shredding, sifting and air-jet separation the project partners were able to achieve their goal: proving that lithium-ion batteries can be recycled better. One interesting process dealing with the electrolyte came in a black box (which was actually white) and this was because of another ongoing patenting process of Lion Engineering. A modified and simplified process works to directly recycle scraps from the production of lithium-ion batteries – in order to protect both: the environment and the stakeholder’s money.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries
    • Recycling Yields and how to regain 75% and more – on a material recycling basis
    • Direct Recycling of LIB-Production Scraps

    Presenter
    Christian Hanisch – CEO at Lion Engineering

    Christian studied Process Engineering at TU Braunschweig (Germany) and has worked in the research project LithoRec and designed LithoRec II at the Institute for Particle Technology / TU Braunschweig on the topic of Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries. He developed and patented new recycling processes and led the project to the realization of a pilot plant. Recognizing the highest interest of industrial partners in this topic he co-founded the spin-off Lion Engineering GmbH with fellow PhD students and Professor Arno Kwade in 2011. Beginning in 2016, Christian started to focus full-time on being CEO of Lion Engineering.

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    Battery Ageing – How Modeling is Used to Predict Battery Life

    Battery modeling and simulation makes it possible to analyze multiple operating conditions and design parameters for batteries and other electrochemical systems and processes. By developing mathematical models you can begin to understand the interaction of electrochemical and chemical processes in the battery and how these processes affect the performance and life of the battery.

    In this presentation, we will take a look at the benefits of modeling and simulation in the design, selection, and operation of a lithium-ion battery. We will especially take a look at how modeling can be used together with testing. These results provide manufacturers and application experts with the data to not only predict battery life but to analyze the implications of design parameters and operating conditions to better understand the limitation of the battery.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Benefits of modeling and simulations in the design, selection, and operation of a lithium-ion battery
    • Implications of design parameters and operating conditions with respect to experimental observations of battery performance, aging, and battery safety
    • How battery modeling can be used together with testing

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    Tom O’Hara – Global Business Manager, Intertek

    Tom O’Hara is the global business manager / advisory services for Intertek’s energy storage programs. Aside from his consulting role, Tom supports U.S. and European marketing and sales efforts and APAC CTIA certification efforts. As a 30-year veteran of the battery technology field, Tom has worked in Energizer Battery’s R&D sector and consulted with several start-up battery companies. He is also the co-inventor of the world’s first successful mercury-free zinc air button cell and holds seven U.S. patents. He obtained both a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

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    Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Sales and Market Prospects Through 2020 – It’s Not What “They” Say

    Some industry observers have proclaimed that the electric vehicle market in the U.S. is failing. While overall sales have declined somewhat in recent months, this view is simplistic and short-sighted. A number of key products are at the end of their life cycle, with new versions on the way, and a variety of all-new products are coming. Strength in trucks and crossovers currently works against sales of these vehicles, but that will also change going forward.

    The increase in product offerings is led by a number of factors including consumer interest, regulatory requirements and government incentives in the U.S. and elsewhere, technology and cost improvements, and an interest by various automakers in making a corporate statement.

    The role of dealers has been a problem that has received little attention. There are methods to address this issue, but they are often not utilized.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current Issues Affecting Sales
    • Product Actions and Sales Forecast by Vehicle Type – Micro Hybrids, Mild Hybrids, Regular Hybrids, Plug In Hybrids, Battery Electrics, and Fuel Cells
    • Key Trends by Vehicle Type – Now & Going Forward
    • Importance of Regulatory Policy Including California Zero Emission Vehicle Rules and EPA/NHTSA Midterm Review
    • Various Automakers Have Very Different Strategies to Electrification

    Presenter

    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. He has a long record of analyzing the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. Alan has been a contributor to a number of studies in this area including “Driving Growth: How Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs” and other projects analyzing the impact of fuel saving technologies on the auto industry. Since the 1980s, Alan has produced a detailed automotive production forecast and provided analysis of the automotive and medium- & heavy-duty truck markets.

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