Battery hazards: which technology provides the safest solution?
In this IIL property lecture Geoffrey May described the hazards of using batteries and which types pose the greatest risk.
All batteries are self-contained energy sources and a potential fire hazard but higher energy density brings higher risk. The principal types of battery were described and categorised according to their construction to indicate which types are more likely to cause fires and explosions. Toxic hazards were also briefly discussed. The principal safety standards were outlined. The lecture concluded with a few case studies to show how a relatively minor battery fire can lead to major losses.
By the end of this lecture members would have gained and insight into:
- The main types of battery in use and the nature of hazards in use
- Which types of battery pose the highest risk
- How the use of batteries will increase in the future
Geoffrey May is an independent consultant specialising in batteries and power systems and has been working in this field for many years. Prior to this he was Chief Technology Officer for Hawker Batteries (now EnerSys) and FIAMM.
Simon Warren ACII, Senior Account Consultant, AIG.
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