As electric vehicles and portable battery powered equipment continue to replace traditionally fuelled power sources the need, how to guarantee safe use and foresee the signs of wear of batteries. Chemitec updated its skills in the field of battery technology by participating in a COMSOL training on batteries, fuel cells and electrolysers. The training provided tools for thermal management of batteries and fuel cells, introduction to the fuel cell and electrolyser module, and case studies how to use multiphase flow and transport processes in electrochemical cells.
If the heat transfer within the batteries has not been properly considered, the risk of overheating in the case of the heat produced in a too fast charging or discharging can’t find a safe place into which it can transfer.
Another safety issue is related to the ageing of the batteries as it induces changes in the cell structure. Best known signs of wear are probably inclined power output and swallowing or leaking of fluids of a damaged cell. The good news is that we have a solution, how to cope with these issues.
Therefore, don’t hesitate to contact Chemitec for consultancy on your batteries!