Lithium-ion Battery Systems and Firefighter Safety

On April 19, 2019, four firefighters received serious injuries as a result of cascading thermal runaway within a lithium-ion battery energy system that led to a deflagration event. This presentation will review recent lithium-ion battery testing, a developed test methodology to evaluate energy storage systems and how these interact with the contributing factors and subsequent recommendations issued in an effort to reduce the risk of a repeat event. The presenters will also review current testing that is scheduled in the interim.


Sean DeCrane
Date & Time
Friday, September 17, 2021, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM