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Understanding UL 9540A and Custom Fire Testing on Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage

One of the main standards impacting Energy Storage Systems is UL 9540A (Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems). This webinar will cover the test methods and key data taken during testing to aid those involved during the commissioning and code approval process.




Date: March 30, 2023
Time: 12 PM EDT (9 AM PDT / 6:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

One of the main standards impacting Energy Storage Systems is UL 9540A (Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems). The scope of this standard includes thermal runaway testing at the cell, battery module, battery rack, and overall installation level. This webinar will cover the test methods and key data taken at all levels of testing which is essential knowledge for battery manufacturers, installers, and others involved during the commissioning and code approval process.

Many energy storage system manufacturers perform custom thermal propagation testing before performing the compliance testing in UL 9540A or UL 1973. This webinar will also discuss general battery fire testing techniques. Our in-house fire expert will also discuss how to gauge fire performance in batteries and possible R&D testing to consider during the design process.

Armed with the knowledge conveyed in this webinar, energy storage system manufacturers will be able to address applicable testing and certification requirements early in the process, streamlining deployments and commissioning.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand test methods and key data generated at all levels of battery testingĀ 
  • Explore the fire performance of batteries during the design phase
  • Review the UL 9540A test methodologies applicable at the cell, battery module, battery rack and installation levels

Speakers

Joshua Dinaburg, Fire Test Specialist, Energy Storage, CSA Group

Joshua Dinaburg assumed his current role after 15 years as a fire protection research engineer exploring numerous technical issues in material ignition and pyrolysis, smoke, gas, heat, and flame detection, water, water additives, foams, and clean agent suppression systems. He has served as a member of the UL 217/268 STP for smoke alarms and detectors, UL 858 STP for electric cooking ranges, and on NFPA 72 TC for Initiating Devices (SIG-IDS). He also serves as the vice chair of the NFPA Research Foundation Alarm Council and has revised and rewritten two chapters of the Fire Protection Handbook on Automatic Fire Detection and the SFPE Handbook chapter on Data for Engineering Analysis.

Michael Becker, Compliance and Technical Expert, CSA Group

Michael Becker has extensive regulatory and new product development experience for battery systems targeted for energy storage, motive power, and back-up power applications. He has experience in functional safety standards such as ISO 26262, ISO 13849, and UL/CSA 60730. Becker has participated in the standards development process for applicable energy storage standards such as UL 9540 and NFPA 855.