Global safety science organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has chosen a site to serve as its North American testing and validation centre.
The UL Battery & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Test Center will be situated near Crane, Indiana at the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) battery and energy storage laboratory.
The laboratory will cater for various chemistries including lithium, lead-acid, sodium sulfur, and vanadium redox (flow) batteries.
It can test and certify batteries and energy storage systems up to 1MW, 1,500 Volts and up to 200 Ah cells through a 6.4MW net metering agreement.
The centre combines UL’s expertise with the BIC facility’s innovative test capabilities, which includes a full suite of mechanical and environmental testing capabilities.
For more than 120 years UL has been pioneered progress in safety science with the aim of providing comprehensive services to certify, validate, test, inspect, audit, advise and educate.
Lisa Salley, Vice President and General Manager for Energy & Power Technologies at UL, said: “UL’s goal to accelerate the adoption of innovative energy technology through client collaboration, independent safety review, and product testing is furthered with this alliance.”