Want to Know More About the Explosion Hazards of Lithium-ion Batteries? Get the guide.
Lithium-ion battery-powered devices — like cell phones, laptops, toothbrushes, power tools, electric vehicles and scooters — are everywhere. Despite their many advantages, lithium-ion batteries have the potential to overheat, catch fire, and cause explosions. UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is conducting research to quantity these hazards and has created a new guide to drive awareness of the physical phenomena that determine how hazards develop during lithium-ion battery incidents and develop strategies to mitigate the associated risks.
The Science of Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-Ion Batteries sheds light on lithium-ion battery construction, the basics of thermal runaway, and potential fire and explosion hazards.
In this guide, you will find:
- Infographics and visual guides that explain lithium-ion battery construction and thermal runaway
- The types of abuse that can compromise the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries
- Factors that contribute to hazard development and the four hazard scenarios: flammable gas release, flaming, vented deflagrations, and explosions
Download the guide to learn:
- Reasons lithium-ion batteries fail
- The process of thermal runaway
- Fire and explosion hazards resulting from thermal runaway propagation
- Strategies for reducing the risk associated with thermal runaway