Global Battery Leader CATL In Tie-Up With UL To Improve Battery Safety

Jan 19, 2023 03:53 PM ET
  • The battery manufacturer has actually signed deal with UL Solutions to help create safer deployment as well as use of BESS and also EV batteries.
  • Under the deal, CATL battery laboratory will start the process to achieve UL Solutions witness test data program (WTDP) status to test to UL 9540A.

Global battery technology player Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL) has revealed that it has signed an MoU with used safety science provider UL Solutions for strategic cooperation to aid create safer deployment and use of battery energy storage systems (BESS) as well as electrical vehicle (EV) batteries.

The agreement expects CATL to use its battery laboratory to start the process to achieve UL Solutions witness test data program (WTDP) status to test to UL 9540A, the Standard for Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems. Once achieving WTDP designation by UL Solutions, CATL will be qualified to conduct WTDP tests at its test facilities under the supervision of UL Solutions personnel. CATL expects enhancement in efficiency and also reduce time to market for battery products certification as well as testing.

CATL declares to be the very first company in China to launch the UL Solutions WTDP campaign for UL 9540A. It boasts diversified testing and also verification capabilities, and also has currently been certified by UL Solutions through the WTDP designation, to test to UL1973, the Standard for Batteries for Use in Stationary and Motive Auxiliary Power Applications, UL 9540, the Standard for Energy Storage Systems and also Equipment and also UL 2580, the Standard for Batteries for Use in Electric Vehicles. CATL is amongst the key vendors to Tesla in China, besides numerous other global auto giants for their EVs.

EnerOne, the business's flagship outdoor liquid cooling battery system, and also EnerC, its containerized liquid-cooling battery system, have received the current version of UL 9540A test report. CATL stated that its initial company in China to receive test report of such kind in cell, module, unit as well as installation level by UL Solutions.

Both celebrations will certainly likewise leverage their knowledge to accomplish comprehensive teamwork in further checking out lithium-ion battery safety and deal insight towards creating BESS and EV battery standards. The two business will certainly likewise collaborate to check out carbon impact reduction and various other sustainability efforts.

"Battery storage technologies are essential to quickening the transition from fossil fuels with renewable energy and will play an increasingly pivotal role to aid combat climate change and also carbon emissions," said Weifang Zhou, Executive VP, UL Solutions.

"By cooperating with UL Solutions, we expect improving the scientificity as well as integrality of energy storage system safety testing, hence additionally boosting our extensive testing and also validation capabilities for energy storage systems," claimed LiBin Tan, VP, CATL.

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