Providing additional protection from lithium ion battery accidents through early detection
Safety of large format lithium ion battery system is paramount. The proliferation of battery systems in safety critical applications such as marine, aviation, residential and automotive means that the margin for error is extremely small. A single safety incident in these markets could slow the adoption of lithium ion batteries which have proven to be valuable to meet today’s rigorous energy demands.
Li-ion Tamer® is a new line of products being designed by Nexceris to make batteries safer. Our approach provides unique information about the condition of the battery through monitoring for off-gassing event from the cells. This approach can provide the early warning necessary to take action to prevent a battery fire in your system.
Li-ion Tamer® is designed to provide enhanced safety for your battery systems and can be installed at a wide range of integration points throughout your design. Off-gas begins as gases that are generated inside individual cells due to exothermic reactions which begin to occur as a result of internal problems in the battery or external abuses. The release of these gases is the first stage of a battery failure which can self-propagate until the battery begins to smoke and go into fully developed thermal runaway. The ability to detect the gases provides a signal capable is providing early warning of the eventual cell failure and can enable actions which can help mitigate the effects of the battery failure. Li-ion Tamer® products are designed to detect and protect from individual modules all the way to room level integrated solutions.
Markets We Serve and Beyond
Lithium ion batteries provide power and energy densities demanded by many of today’s energy storage needs. For this reason, lithium ion batteries are being utilized in battery systems across a wide range of markets. Li-ion Tamer® battery monitoring systems are designed with the flexibility of these markets in mind. The operating principles of the monitoring systems are applicable to all lithium ion battery chemistries, form factors, and battery system layouts; they also operate independent of the operational state of the batteries and can even provide valuable monitoring of batteries during shipping and storage.