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

    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

    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 – PlugVolt is a proud sponsor of this event.

    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

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    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 and Isothermal Calorimetry

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

    This presentation describes two main types of calorimetry which can be used to carry out safety and performance testing on batteries. Isothermal calorimeters allow for direct heat measurement on cells during use, while adiabatic calorimeters can measure heat released from batteries during thermal runaway.

    Calorimetry can serve as a quantitative scientific method for evaluation of battery safety but it requires appropriate instrumentation. The principles of operation of both types of calorimeters are described along with specific applications within the field of battery testing.

    A combination of both technics allows for detailed thermal characterization of lithium-ion and other rechargeable cells, and differences due to chemistry, cell design, cell age, state of charge and cell size can be evaluated.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic and isothermal calorimetry
    • How calorimetry can be used in battery testing
    • Parameters established by adiabatic safety testing
    • Parameters established by isothermal performance testing
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at Thermal Hazard Technology

    Danny Montgomery has worked at Thermal Hazard Technology for 9 years. His current role is Technical Performance Manager; overseeing the lab and technical aspects of instrumentation manufactured by THT. He joined the company in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics.

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

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