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    Adding Intelligent Battery Management to Lead-Acid Energy Storage Systems

    Lead batteries are resilient and have a low likelihood of catastrophic failure. However, their lifespan can be significantly reduced when operated outside of manufacturer specifications. The extension of lead battery life through active battery management is becoming a compelling value proposition for vendors of lead-based energy storage systems.

    The evolving regulatory environment governing energy storage safety is also impacting how both lead and lithium chemistries are to be managed moving forward. Join Nuvation CEO Michael Worry to explore the reasons why active battery management is becoming adopted in large-scale lead battery applications, and how the changing regulatory environment is impacting lead-based energy storage.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Controlling off-gassing in vented and VRLA lead batteries
    • Emerging functional safety regulations and UL 1973
    • Using a BMS to reduce the levelized cost of energy
    • Automating stack connection sequencing in a multi-stack ESS
    • Lead-based energy storage system deployments

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Battery Performance Testing – Pay Attention to the Details!

    The success of an energy storage project for stationary applications depends, for a large part, on how well the battery performs over time. Since there are little case studies showing real-world lifetime performance comparisons for various technologies the battery selection is primarily based on the performance data in a laboratory environment. Knowledge of the test conditions under which the data is obtained is critical to determine the suitability of the battery technology for the intended application. The influence of test conditions on the battery performance, and consequently on the battery selection process is discussed. The presentation presents real-world examples to emphasize on how subtle and often unspecified test conditions can affect the performance and lead to an un-optimized battery solution.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Battery selection process for stationary energy storage
    • Primary test conditions commonly presented
    • But…what’s hidden beneath the surface?
    • Examples of some subtle test conditions, if ignored, may lead to an un-optimized battery solution
    • How a good understanding of the product performance under different conditions can empower our customers with operating options

    Presenter
    Ashok Saraswat – Director, Energy Storage Research at NEC Energy Solutions

    Ashok Saraswat is working as Director, Energy Storage Research at NEC Energy Solutions located in the Boston area in the United States. After obtaining Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, Ashok Saraswat began his career in battery systems with a focus on Li-ion batteries. He has been involved in R&D, product and process development, assembly processes, and battery applications in various market segments including consumer electronics, aerospace and stationary storage.

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    Measurements That Accelerate Battery Development

    FREE Webinar – Metrohm is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Material damage and defects in separators and collectors can ultimately cause thermal runaway and lead to failure of the cell. Improved design of these key components is vital for safer batteries, and proper testing early in the development process ensures high performance.

    In this webinar, battery expert Brian Morin, CEO of Soteria Battery Innovation Group, will reveal new architectures that lead to safer cell performance. Reza Fathi, Product Specialist from Metrohm Autolab, will discuss the use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for Li-ion battery analysis. Using case studies and real-world examples, they will also describe why performance-predictive electrical and electrochemical measurements are necessary to accelerate the development process.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • How to design separators and current collectors to deter thermal runaway
    • How to utilize bench-top measurements as screening tools during early cell development to reduce time and expense
    • How temperature-controlled impedance measurements lead to advanced materials analysis
    • Electrochemical techniques to test and evaluate Li-ion cells

    Presenters
    Dr. Brian Morin – Co-Founder & CEO at Soteria Battery Innovation Group
    Dr. Reza Fathi – Product Specialist at Metrohm Autolab

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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 1/3: Battery Analytics and the Role of the BMS

    This one-hour course will explore how various energy storage industry experts define the term “battery analytics.” It will also examine how the battery management system (BMS) is used to control the battery and provide real-time performance reporting, the lowest level of battery analytics.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The different types of battery analytics
    • How a BMS works and why it is the most basic component of any battery analytics platform
    • Real-time performance algorithms as the lowest level of analytics

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company over 21 years into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 2/3: Data Capture and Trend Reporting

    This one-hour webinar is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Battery management systems take large amounts of sensor data readings on a continual basis as part of their functionality. Battery analytics involves leveraging battery performance data for tasks such as identifying issues that can reduce battery life, flagging behavior that can negatively impact energy storage system performance, and predicting remaining cell and pack life.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Sensor data capture, aggregation and manipulation into performance reports
    • Real-life examples will be shared, where aggregated historical data was analyzed and anomalous behaviors were identified
    • Also shared will be the inspections and testing of the pack to identify the cause of the anomalous behavior, and the discovery and resolution of the problems that caused the anomalies

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company over 21 years into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 3/3: Predictive Modelling, Machine Learning, and AI

    This one-hour webinar is Part 3 of a 3-part series. It moves from a discussion of data capture and trend reporting explored in Part 2 to predictive modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as the next levels of battery analytics.

    We will examine how machine learning and artificial intelligence can be implemented to identify hidden correlations between disparate data and energy storage system performance, and also independently take pre-emptive action to increase ESS reliability and battery life.

    Real-life examples will be shared where predictive models could have flagged anomalous behaviors that were experienced in the field, and led to corrective actions to mitigate unplanned costs and labor.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Coming to Terms – Understanding the differences between machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and rule-based systems
    • Predictive Modeling Approaches – using data mining and probability to forecast outcomes
    • What’s Next – How AI and Machine Learning will impact large-scale battery energy storage

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company over 21 years into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Advanced Techniques For Addressing Issues in Battery Safety and Performance Using Adiabatic Calorimetry

    FREE Webinar – THT is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Adiabatic calorimetry is a widely utilized technique within the field of battery safety research. The method has been adapted from the chemical industry to address a significant range of safety and performance tests on battery components, cells and even modules.

    Although a number of different battery tests may be employed using the ARC, interpretation of results is not always straightforward. Some of the principles which apply to ARC chemical testing do not translate directly to battery testing due to the variable nature of samples.

    This presentation describes both the advantages and limitations of ARC testing on batteries and how the ARC test can be adapted to address different questions in battery research as well as quality control.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic calorimetry (ARC)
    • How calorimetry can be used in battery testing
    • What we learn from battery testing by calorimetry
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection during thermal runaway
    • Advanced testing techniques in adiabatic battery calorimetry

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at THT

    Danny Montgomery joined THT in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics. His current role as Technical Performance Manager involves running the calorimetry lab with involvement in technical aspects of THT’s instrumentation.

    Danny’s focus is primarily on lithium battery calorimetry; both adiabatic and isothermal. He oversees the use of calorimeters for customer sample testingas well as installing calorimeter systems and provided training and technical supportfor battery and automotive companies worldwide, such as Panasonic, BMW and Samsung. Danny works in THT’s UK office in Milton Keynes.

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    Maximizing Battery Performance and Reliability for Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

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    As automakers and utilities transition away from non-renewable energy sources, batteries have become essential for efficient energy storage and delivery. Companies are working intensely to deliver higher capacity and more robust batteries to power their products, but ad hoc development processes cannot keep pace with the volume of battery data being generated. In addition, understaffed battery  development teams are unable to leverage their data to accelerate development or improve production and manufacturing.

    In this webinar, we will outline the challenges that the battery industry is facing and how big data analytics can virtually eliminate manual data management and provide powerful capabilities that deliver rapid insights into a battery’s design that dramatically accelerate the development process and results in products with greater performance and reliability.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Recognizing the challenges and bottlenecks in battery development today
    • Automating the battery data collection, data cleaning, and data management process
    • Identifying design issues earlier with predictive analytics
    • Leveraging metadata to understand the impact of materials, processes and test conditions

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – Co-Founder and CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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    High Precision Cycling (HPC) for Coulombic Efficiency (CE) Measurements

    Quantifying the influence of changes in the electrodes or electrolytes on the battery lifetime, under classical testing conditions requires extremely long times. Contrarily to simply cycling cells until they reach their end of life, only making a few Coulombic Efficiency (CE) measurements can reduce the duration of the experiment to 3-4 weeks, while providing a tool to evaluate and compare the stability of different cells.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is the coulombic efficiency ?
    • How can it be used to rapidly estimate battery lifetime ?
    • What is required in terms of accuracy and precision of the instruments ?

    Presenter
    Dr. Nicolas Murer – Product Manager and Applications Engineer at Bio-Logic SAS, France

    Nicolas Murer is an application and product manager at Bio-Logic Science Instruments. Bio-Logic designs and manufactures potentiostats/galvanostats, battery cyclers and scanning probe electrochemical workstations.

    He received his engineer diploma from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in electrochemistry and materials in 2003. He then received his Ph.D. at Université de Bourgogne in 2008. Prior to joining Bio-Logic in 2011, he was a post-doc at the Ohio State University, Columbus.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 1/3: Selecting your Cell and Cell Manufacturer(s)

    After designing your product, you need to ensure the battery with which you are operating it will ensure the right performance and lifetime. When deciding this, narrowing down which chemistry (e.g. Li-ion, lithium primary, NiMH, etc.) best fits your product and which form factor are some of the first steps. Choosing a cell design (high-power vs. high-energy, for example) is another step and finally, finding the right cell manufacturer to fabricate your cells and packs. This webinar is the first in a three-part series on designing the right battery for your product. It will cover many of the key differences in chemistries, form factors, and cell designs and other best practices.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Choosing the right chemistry for your application
    • Choosing the right form factor
    • Choosing cell designs (e.g. high power vs. high-energy)

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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