DNV and the Twente Safety Region, the consortium of emergency services and municipalities responsible for public safety in the Twente region of eastern Netherlands, have announced their plans to launch a unique safety testing laboratory for battery systems.
The new Battery Safety Lab is intended to promote the future safe development of battery systems. Located on the Twente Safety, the new lab will conduct safety testing on complete battery systems for grid-connected storage and electric/ hybrid ships. In addition to commercial and R&D testing and certification of systems entering the market, the lab will perform destructive testing to perform root cause analysis in finding out why and how battery systems fail. It will also certify systems against International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) standard for electrical energy storage systems and validate manufacturers’ claims.
These data will contribute to the development of new standards to improve battery energy storage system safety. Construction of the new laboratory will commence in Q3 2021 with the first tests expected to start in Q2 2022.
Link to the news: https://www.dnv.com/services/battery-safety-laboratory-in-the-netherlands-203313