The deal kickstarts scientific and technological research by IIT to develop new testing laboratories. They will conduct research into battery storage, new chemistry development and thermal characteristics.
HEL of the UK will provide battery testing technology and access to battery and application safety expertise. That includes its Iso-BTC+ non-abusive and non-destructive isothermal calorimeter. It is designed to characterise the thermal behaviour of battery cells during charge and discharge testing, and to provide a range of safety and other data.
Dr. Raju Kumar Gupta, professor at IIT Kanpur, said: “Global demand for batteries is rapidly growing and this is especially true in India. Change is occurring very fast, and we at IIT Kanpur are working to understand the testing requirements for larger batteries.
“The Iso-BTC+ will enable us to measure heat release profiles of large batteries during charge and discharge. The equipment will give extremely tight control of the battery temperature and will enable us to obtain thermal characteristics of cells during operation.
Photo: HEL Group’s Iso-BTC+ isothermal calorimeter