Modeling & Analysis

We use a variety of advanced computer modeling tools to understand and mitigate fire, explosion and toxic gas hazards.

Fire Hazards Modeling

We have extensive experience modeling the fire hazards of both battery systems and conventional fuels.  Our models can be used to predict sprinkler activation, secondary ignition and fire damage.

Flammable & Toxic Gas Dispersion Modeling

We use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools to model the dispersion of flammable and toxic gases.  These models can be used to aid the design of exhaust ventilation systems and to predict consequences.

 

Experiments and Testing

Lithium-Ion Single Cell Hazard Measurements

We run single cell experiments to characterize flammable and toxic gas release associated with lithium-ion thermal runaway.

Energy Storage System Fire and Explosion Experiments

We perform module and rack level experiments to characterize thermal runaway propagation process and the associated fire and explosion hazards.

 

Risk Analysis & Advising

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ESS Hazard Mitigation Analysis

We perform failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) to identify possible the causes and potential consequences associated with energy storage hazards.  We can use this as a starting point to recommend mitigation options.

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Explosion Conseuquence Analysis

We can predict possible explosion consequences for ESS and gas explosion.  We have high fidelity and reduced order models capable of predicting injuries, thermal damage and structural damage.

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Fire and Explosion Hazards Education and Advising

We help our customers understand and mitigate the unique fire and explosion hazards associated with battery systems.  We can also help navigate regulatory compliance.