Reach-In Battery Test Chambers

Our reach-in Battery Test Chambers are ideal for battery cell and module testing. These temperature test chambers are available with or without humidity with sizes from 7 to 54 cu. ft. (190 to 1540 liters). To test their reliability, our chambers test lithium batteries under various test conditions such as low or high temperature, fast temperature change, humidity.

During temperature tests, overcharging or malfunctions of the batteries may occur. This can lead to the destruction of the batteries.  Increasing storage sizes can cause greater impact of possible failures and potential risks during tests with lithium ion batteries. For this reason, safety in the laboratory and protection of the staff during testing has the highest priority.  Weiss Technik develops and builds state-of-the-art test chambers for your specific needs.

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Specifications

Our test chambers are designed to meet a variety of test standards for safe and reliable testing. To assure this safety in your laboratory during tests with lithium batteries in a temperature- or humidity test chamber, we offer safety features, which are adjusted to the specific EUCAR Hazard Level. Of course, the safety equipment can be adapted individually, according to customer specifications. Please contact us for more detailed information.

Hazard Severity Level Description Classification Criteria and Effect
0 No Effect No effect. No loss of functionality
1 Passive Protection Activated No defect; no leakage; no venting, fire, or flame; no rupture; no explosion; no exothermic reaction or thermal runaway. Cell reversibly damaged. Repair of protection device needed.
2 Defect/Damage No leakage; no venting, fire, or flame; no rupture; no explosion; no exothermic reaction or thermal runaway. Cell irreversibly damaged. Repair needed.
3 Minor Leakage No venting, fire, or flame*; no rupture; no explosion. Weight loss
4 Major Leakage/ Venting No fire or flame; no rupture; no explosion. Weight loss ≥50% of electrolyte weight (electrolyte = solvent + salt).
5 Fire or Flame No rupture; no explosion (i.e., no flying parts).
6 Rupture No explosion, but flying parts of the active mass
7 Explosion Explosion (i.e., disintegration of the cell).

 

 

Safety in the laboratory and protection of the staff

During the temperature tests, overchargings or malfunctions of the batteries may occur. This can lead to the destruction of the batteries.

Increasing storage sizes cause increasing impacts of possible failures and potential risks during tests with lithium batteries. For this reason, safety in the laboratory, in particular the protection of the staff, during such tests has the highest priority.

To assure this safety in your laboratory during tests with lithium batteries in a temperature- or climatic test chamber, we can offer safety devices, which are adjusted to the EUCAR Hazard Level at an optimum. Of course, the safety equipment can be adapted individually, according to customer specifications. Please contact us for more detailed information

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Additional Options

Weiss Technik has extensive experience in battery testing solutions including safety equipment. Special add-on components can be supplemented for testing lithium-ion batteries tailored to the different hazard levels (0 … 7).

  • Electrical door lock system
  • Optic and acoustic alarm
  • Pressure release flap
  • N2 – Inertia Unit
  • O2 – Measuring (additional option for N2 – Inertia)
  • Fire detection system using a CO gas detection sensor
  • Fire detection via temperature measurement (alternative)
  • Flushing device using in case of fire
  • Over pressure release via burst disc including reinforced inner container

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sales.na@weiss-technik.com

Phone

1-800-368-4768

Address

3881 N. Greenbrooke Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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