Ever since cell phones and laptop computers became omnipresent, the popularity of lithium-ion batteries has taken off. The batteries, often called LiB, are rechargeable and with higher energy capacity thus allowing on-the-go consumers to keep using devices without replacing the batteries or frequently charging them. But as the demand for LiBs has grown, so too have the safety concerns, though incidents remain rare. Recent news about hoverboards catching fire has brought the issue of battery safety into the spotlight again for the general public. Safety issues posed by modern battery energy storage technologies could place organizations that manufacture, test, transport, and deploy energy storage systems in a disadvantaged position regarding personnel safety, facility protection, emergency and safety standards (OSHA, NFPA, UL) compliance, post-incident business continuity efforts, and insurance indemnification.
In this dynamic seminar you will be introduced to the basics of battery chemistry, battery failure modes, battery fire behavior, as well as battery fire suppression considerations. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to learn how to design Safety Operating Procedure (SOP) and Emergency Response Procedure (ERP), and how to respond properly to battery safety and emergency scenarios. In addition, the current state of battery regulations and standards and safety strategies in handling, shipping, and storage of battery components will be offered.
Classroom instruction and hands-on field training are synthesized to build an effective preparatory intervention.
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UL Knowledge Services workshops are designed for and intended to serve individuals using and relying upon UL services. UL Knowledge Services reserves the right to limit workshop attendance strictly to the foregoing. In addition, UL Knowledge Services reserves the right to change, reschedule or cancel any workshop at any time. UL shall not be responsible for any consequential or other losses resulting from the cancellation or postponement of this workshop such as airline and other travel/personal expenses.
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