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Title: Perspective—Safety Aspects of Energy Storage Testing

Abstract

Explosive growth in the development and availability of batteries which have high energy or combined high energy and power capabilities have heightened the need for researchers to understand safe test conditions. For 37 years Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has actively tested energy storage systems from lead-acid cells to exotic high-temperature sulfur batteries for the U.S. Department of Energy. In recent years the focus has gravitated towards rechargeable lithium-ion and lithium metal cells, modules, and batteries for transportation. While technology types have changed, safety has remained a key aspect since testing began in 1983. Safety lessons and procedures learned and developed have focused on enabling safe and accurate testing of all types of energy storage systems. Presented below are many of the lessons and considerations which help enhance safety during testing of larger format cells (≥1 Ah). To ensure the continued advancement of scientific and engineer innovation safe operation is a key necessity to protect research personnel, equipment and facilities.

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1514766
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1559049
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-19-53088-Rev001
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 166; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; safety; battery; batteries; evaluation

Citation Formats

Bewley, Randy, Dufek, Eric J., Egan, Steven E., Jamison, David K., Ashton, Clair, Ho, Chinh D., Evans, Michael C., and Bennett, Taylor L. Perspective—Safety Aspects of Energy Storage Testing. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1149/2.1271908jes.
Bewley, Randy, Dufek, Eric J., Egan, Steven E., Jamison, David K., Ashton, Clair, Ho, Chinh D., Evans, Michael C., & Bennett, Taylor L. Perspective—Safety Aspects of Energy Storage Testing. United States. doi:10.1149/2.1271908jes.
Bewley, Randy, Dufek, Eric J., Egan, Steven E., Jamison, David K., Ashton, Clair, Ho, Chinh D., Evans, Michael C., and Bennett, Taylor L. Tue . "Perspective—Safety Aspects of Energy Storage Testing". United States. doi:10.1149/2.1271908jes.
@article{osti_1514766,
title = {Perspective—Safety Aspects of Energy Storage Testing},
author = {Bewley, Randy and Dufek, Eric J. and Egan, Steven E. and Jamison, David K. and Ashton, Clair and Ho, Chinh D. and Evans, Michael C. and Bennett, Taylor L.},
abstractNote = {Explosive growth in the development and availability of batteries which have high energy or combined high energy and power capabilities have heightened the need for researchers to understand safe test conditions. For 37 years Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has actively tested energy storage systems from lead-acid cells to exotic high-temperature sulfur batteries for the U.S. Department of Energy. In recent years the focus has gravitated towards rechargeable lithium-ion and lithium metal cells, modules, and batteries for transportation. While technology types have changed, safety has remained a key aspect since testing began in 1983. Safety lessons and procedures learned and developed have focused on enabling safe and accurate testing of all types of energy storage systems. Presented below are many of the lessons and considerations which help enhance safety during testing of larger format cells (≥1 Ah). To ensure the continued advancement of scientific and engineer innovation safe operation is a key necessity to protect research personnel, equipment and facilities.},
doi = {10.1149/2.1271908jes},
journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
number = 8,
volume = 166,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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DOI: 10.1149/2.1271908jes

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