Making safety a high priority, ESPEC ensures there are safety procedures and options included in battery testing chambers. These options will guard against any type of battery failure or even hazards that can cause dangerous situations. According to the safety standards of each company, the end customer must select safety equipment for their chamber. The chamber is only a part of the overall testing. Some features need other features to be effective. A few of these options include:

  • Spark resistant construction (Protects from igniting volatile gasses)
  • Pressure relief blow-out port on top or the side (Relieves pressure inside of the chamber)
  • Fire detection system (Detects fire, shuts down the chamber and includes an alarm system with a light)
  • Ventilation system (Ventilation purges chamber with room air and is activated by a gas monitoring system)
  • Gas monitor systems (Samples chamber air for gasses)
  • Nitrogen purge with vent port (Supplies nitrogen into the chamber)
  • Fire suppression system (Suppresses fire with CO2)
  • Automatic door lock & door switch (Prevents operator access during operation, stops chamber if opened and keep door closed if explosion occur)

Lithium-Ion batteries can be volatile, and with environmental extremes, chambers provide failure of these batteries is more than likely to occur. As indicators of what causes battery failure the list below demonstrates the dangers batteries can cause:

  • Weak or faulty seals
  • Metal particles or pollutants in battery construction
  • Formation of dendrites on the electrodes
  • Faulty insulation of conductors

With these causes, there are a few Hazards that can result in:

  • Explosive gasses
  • Deadly fumes
  • Acidic electrolyte
  • Pressure
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Shrapnel