The central risk with lithium-ion batteries is fire. They might be unlikely to catch fire – but they can, through faults inside the battery, or from external damage. When they do catch fire, the consequences can be serious.
With this in mind Pellenc, distributed in the UK by Etesia UK has launched the Securion storage option.
The batteries are most at risk when being stored and charged, and therefore extra thought on safety features should be explored.
Lithium-ion batteries have raised increasing interest due to their high potential for providing efficient energy storage and environmental sustainability. It is no wonder that the batteries are now used in a wide range of groundscare tools and machinery.
Naturally, increasing attention is being paid to the safety performance of the batteries which has been intensified due to several reported fires. It appears that the majority of problems arise when the batteries are being charged and stored overnight. In fact, even the best batteries can suffer from knocks and drops resulting in potential damage to cells. This damage rarely comes to light until they are charged.
Securion from Pellenc is one solution which is already proving to be an extremely popular choice with councils, large contractors, schools, colleges, universities, golf clubs, and several other sports clubs.
Pellenc is considered a pioneer in the lithium-ion battery industry and Securion offers a convincing solution for the storage, charging, provision, and safety of lithium-ion batteries.
This unique charging and storage F90 rated cabinet was developed by Pellenc with one of the leading German manufacturers of security cabinets, which holds patents on key security functions.
Securion has been designed to protect employees, buildings and equipment from fire, heat and toxic fumes and smoke gases.
In the event of a fire, the doors inside or outside the Securion cabinet close automatically. This not only ensures security overnight and at the weekend, but it also protects employees or customers who are present.
In an emergency, those affected have enough time to get to safety and to alert rescue services. Fire, vapours, and fumes remain mostly inside the cabinet and can even be extracted directly via the standard ventilation connection. This gives the fire services control and allows the cabinet to be opened backdraft-safely at any time after it has been triggered – regardless of whether the source of the fire is inside the cabinet or outside the building.
While the batteries are being safely stored, they can also be charged, and, thanks to extensive internal electrification, the Securion also offers TÜV-tested fire protection for charging devices and batteries from other manufacturers.
Depending on which Securion model you choose, the cabinets can hold up to 40 lithium-ion batteries.
Pellenc is distributed exclusively in the UK by Etesia UK.
For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk/pellenc