Safe Handling of High Voltage Battery Systems
At the end of this seminar, participants should be able to:
- Understand the current lithium ion cell behavior
- Recognize the major risks of handling HV batteries
- Replace fear of the risks with respect and understanding
- Structure a safety program to manage the risks
This training is primarily intended for vehicle and battery engineers, battery system integration engineers, battery testing engineers, safety systems engineers, electrical engineers and thermal management engineers recently assigned to their roles or returning to hybrid or electric vehicle programs. It will also be beneficial to those involved in the specification, design, development, testing and planning of hybrid vehicle programs. Prototype shop staff will find the safety protocol aspects helpful.
Module 1: HV Batteries
Module 2: Team Exercise: Identifying the Risks
Module 3: Hazards and Risks of HV Batteries
Module 4: Managing the Risks
Module 5: HV Issues in the Engineering and Manufacturing Environments
Module 6: NFPA 70E Introduction and Impact on Battery Operations
Module 7: Team Exercise: Dealing with an Incident
The battery system forms an essential part of any electric or hybrid vehicle and is probably the least understood. With practically no moving parts the battery systems show no visible or audible warning of any latent dangers. This training will introduce participants to the risks encountered in handling high voltage battery systems and their component parts. With the understanding of these risks, we will then address how to raise risk awareness and then methods of dealing with those risks.
The outcome from this course should be improved avoidance of:
- Personal injury
- Embarrassment to company and customers
- Waste of time and expensive prototypes
Students will have an opportunity to participate in a real world battery handling case study scenario in which they will identify solutions for potential risk situations.
Certificate of Attendance