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Investigation finds South Korea must up safety regulations after lithium-ion battery storage fire

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 15:32 -- Paul Crompton

Independent energy and certification body DNV GL found weaknesses in monitoring and prevention lead to ‘major issues’ and subsequent fire in South Korean energy storage system.

The body’s findings follow an in-depth investigation into a fire at a large-scale energy storage facility in South Korean that pinpointed a ‘minor manufacturing glitch’ that initiated the failure.

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Australia considers batteries ‘performance standard’

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:32 -- Xuan Zhong
Australia considers batteries ‘performance standard’

A government-backed project has been launched in Australia to define a “performance standard” for home battery storage systems connected to solar power systems.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) said the aim is to develop a standard that covers battery systems ranging from residential to small commercial systems, with estimated maximum size estimates of 100 kilowatts peak power and 200 kilowatt-hours stored energy.

 

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Exide’s lead-acid Marine Batteries Approved by DNV GL

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 13:27 -- Paul Crompton
Exide’s lead-acid Marine Batteries Approved by DNV GL

 Battery giant Exide Technologies has obtained type approval for 24 of its lead-acid marine and leisure batteries from DNV GL

The international certification body approved four new Exide AGM batteries for the first time following independent tests to determine if the products meet the highest standards of safety and reliability at sea. 

Twenty of the US firm’s GEL and AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries were reapproved, four years after first achieving the status.

As part of the certification process, DNV GL travelled to Exide’s factories in Spain, Germany, Italy and the United States, examining quality controls and the standard of batteries produced at each location.

“We are very proud of this accomplishment. DNV GL certification is the ultimate endorsement for a marine product, showing that meticulous care went into every detail,” said Michael Geiger, VP Sales & Marketing – EMEA at Exide Technologies.

The stringent certification process must be repeated every four years to ensure continued compliance.

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