Looking to keep your facility safe? We know that lithium-ion batteries pose an increased risk of fire and bursting. One of the greatest dangers posed by lithium-ion battery storage. There are two factors you should take into consideration when choosing how to store your lithium-ion batteries: do you want protection from outside fire, or protection from inside fire?
With an integrated 3-stage warning/fire suppression system and smoke detector, the battery store pro, battery charge pro, and battery charge cabinets offer a high level of safety for storing and charging lithium-ion batteries. Any fires which occur inside the cabinet are detected promptly, and employees can be evacuated immediately.
In active storage, lithium-ion batteries or battery packs are charged in a cabinet with a charger or partially discharged (60-70%). Storing active batteries is more complex because the risks are higher. Heat is generated when a lithium-ion battery is charging. If this heat output is too high, a fire may occur. Thermal runaway is also a risk, often caused by internal short circuits.
Conversely, lithium-ion batteries stored in ION-LINE cabinets are protected against overheating from external fires for a period of 90 minutes. This prevents the batteries from spontaneously combusting and becoming unstable, or even exploding. In passive storage, new or used lithium-ion batteries are stored over a certain time period. New batteries should be stored separately from used batteries.
What the Asecos battery storage cabinets can do for you:
With the proper storage, you can keep your employees and your facility safe, while also avoiding costly damages and insurance issues.
Contact one of the laboratory storage experts at H2I Group to learn more about the Asecos line of Lithium Ion Battery Storage. View more of our safe storage cabinets.