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ISA gives Saft’s Li-Ion batteries the green light

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:25 -- Paul Crompton
ISA gives Saft’s Li-Ion batteries the green light

French firm Saft has received the green light for its new range of lithium-ion Super-Iron Phosphate (SLFP) batteries to be used in the commercial vessel industry.

The company’s Seanergy® modules have adhered to marine standards and specifications for Li-ion batteries during testing by the Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) - Bureau Veritas.

This certification demonstrates the design conforms to recognised industry quality standards and/or the certification rules, through a process of independent design review, sample testing and verification of production controls.

Didier Jouffroy, marine products and applications manager at Saft, said: “The Seanergy modules comply with best practice, especially as the standards have been written specifically to include Li-ion batteries in civil marine applications.”

He added: “This certification is effectively mandatory for the use of Li-ion batteries in the marine industry and it is important step in the commercialisation of our Seanergy solution.”

The designer and manufacturer of advanced-technology batteries for the industry developed its Seanergy battery range to be light-weight and compact, have a high efficiency and long calendar and cycling life.

The SLFP cell technology for marine applications also includes increased safety, fast-charging capability, high power output and the ability to deliver high voltages.

The range has specific applications for civil marine propulsion, including ferries, offshore support, cruise-liners, cargo ships and work boats.

Saft is an ‘end to end’ manufacturer of cells, modules and systems. This complete overview enables Saft to take responsibility for the total quality control of every aspect of design, development, testing and delivery of the complete marine battery solution, effectively offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ for customers.