As the world sees a push towards a more sustainable energy mix, batteries and battery energy storage systems (BESS) are quickly becoming a critical element in the sustainable energy infrastructure by providing the capability to even out the energy flow from wind and solar production. BakerRisk’s globally renowned expertise in flammable and explosion hazard identification, coupled with our testing and R&D capabilities, allows us to help you focus on improving the reliability and safety of battery systems, as well as explore ways to safely extend the useful life of these systems.
Why it matters
Batteries allow the ability to store excess electricity during periods of over supply to ensure availability to provide a consistent supply to the commercial grid. With the push for electrical vehicles and utilities to convert to hybrid energy solutions, battery size and energy capacity will need to increase to meet demand.
But as they lean further into battery energy storage, providers and users of battery storage systems need to consider the potential hazards associated with their manufacture and operation. The 2017–2018 BESS fires in South Korea as well as the 2019 BESS explosion in Arizona clearly illustrate the need for proactive safety analysis of BESS infrastructure.
With BakerRisk’s experience in evaluating fire and blast hazards for many industries, including battery manufacturing and testing enclosures for major automotive manufacturers, our experts can help you to provide safe and reliable battery energy solutions to consumers worldwide. We can also assist companies in complying with industry standards, such as NFPA 855/68/69 and UL9540/9540A.
BakerRisk’s specialists can help mitigate risks and hazards for your battery production processes and BESS solutions. Furthermore, through testing and materials science analysis, we can improve the performance and reliability of your batteries and energy storage systems across the board. Over the years, we’ve performed many studies and created effective solutions in the BESS space for a variety of challenges. Here are some examples of the studies we’ve done for partners previously.