Battery Safety Science Webinar Series: The Challenges of Ensuring Safety for Battery Energy Storage Systems
Please join us on January 20, 2021, for this one-hour battery safety science webinar during which Laurie Florence, UL Corporate Fellow and UL’s Principal Engineer for stationary/motive batteries and energy storage systems will present on the topic of “The Challenges of Ensuring Safety for Battery Energy Storage Systems.”
There has been increasing use of batteries in new applications such as motive and energy storage applications. To keep up with these various applications, there has been a proliferation of safety standards and codes to address the potential hazards associated with these new applications. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the battery energy storage system (BESS) applications.
UL has been at the forefront of safety standard development through the publication of UL 9540 product safety standard for ESS, and UL 9540A, which is a large scale fire test for BESS. There has been significant code development in the US and standard development in the IEC as well.
This presentation will focus on the development of the standards, and experience with testing and certifying these types of products.
Laurie Florence represents UL on a variety of UL standards technical panels including 1973/1989, 1974, 2580/2271, 810/810A/810B, 2267, and 9540/9540A – as well as other industry standards and battery committees across ANSI, SAE, ISO, IEC, IECEE, CSA, and NFPA. Laurie participates on NFPA 855 installation standard for energy storage systems and is a member of the NEC CMP 13 covering the energy storage and storage battery articles. She is also the chair of IEC SC21A and the convener for IEC SC21A Working Group 5 responsible for developing standards for performance and safety of industrial lithium-ion batteries such as IEC 62619 and is a member of IEC TC 120 developing the IEC 62933 series of energy storage system standards. Laurie is also responsible for the certification categories related to these various battery and energy storage standards at UL and has 29 years of experience at UL in safety certification and standards.