Lithium-based energy storage devices offer high performance with a compact design. These advantages mean they are increasingly used in mobile applications, electronically operated devices, or vehicles. Alongside these advantages, this technology also poses safety risks. In particular, there is an increased risk of fire and bursting. As yet, there is no unified legislation on accident prevention. Safety measures must be taken depending on the individual case to avoid and limit damage and guarantee insurance coverage. This is where DENIOS can help. Whether you are storing or testing lithium energy storage devices, the fitting room solution is a DENIOS one.
Dangerous: Unattended storing and charging of batteries.
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Frequent, sometimes weekly accidents and countless damages prove that the unattended charging and storing of batteries, for example, overnight, poses significant risks and dangers. People were admitted to hospitals with smoke inhalation and burns—high property damages, leading to the financial ruin of companies and other organizations.
To maintain insurance coverage, managing directors or their equivalents must provide suitable storage and charging solutions for
lithium-ion batteries. They are responsible for:
1.their employees and are obliged to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
2. They are also personally liable if inadequate fire protection measures are taken. This includes damage to property, possible damage to neighbouring facilities and, if necessary, the costs for large-scale evacuation measures.
These are the sad and distressing consequences of improper storage and charging of batteries. Lithium-ion batteries pose major fire and eruption hazards.
Under certain circumstances, damaged batteries can spontaneously ignite or become unstable and explode when heated. According to the ADR, lithium-ion batteries are classified as hazardous materials and must be handled appropriately.
Legislative bodies do not yet have requirements for storing hazardous materials. Numerous insurance companies and associations have included clear guidelines in their contracts, which shows the acute need for action.
According to insurers and associations, batteries of medium capacity must spatially or structurally (in a fire-resistant manner) be separated from other areas. Spatial separation by storing the defective batteries outdoors is only possible if a safety distance of 10 m surrounds the area.
In addition, you must consider the manufacturer's instructions for storage.
Smaller Storage Solutions
With Lithium-Ion Storage and Charging Cabinets, you fulfill the requirements of insurers and associations. The different models provide secure storage and charging solutions for your batteries that can be easily integrated into your premises - no cost-intensive conversions are necessary! In addition to our 1-door cabinets, we now offer 2-door cabinets with up to 6 shelves, so no matter how large your lithium-ion battery storage needs are, we have you covered.
Take action now, and do not take unnecessary risks. Our experts will happily help you and carry out a risk assessment for your premises. Together, we will find the right solution and achieve concrete results:
Maintaining your insurance cover in the event of a fire
Minimising the risk of damage to property and person
The individual storage bays are sized for 2 or 3 pallets of drums or 2 or 3 IBCs. Bays are arranged in configurations offering single- or double-tier heights. Models are available with single-sided access. Roll-up doors are 3-hour fire-rated & conform to UL Standards. All units are built to accommodate both indoor and outdoor placement.
Occupancy Buildings are available in 8, 10, and 12-foot widths with lengths from 8 to 52 feet. All units are built to accommodate indoor or outdoor placement. Hinged Man doors are standard; optional door sets are available. Buildings come ready for placement/use and can be moved via fork truck or crane.
Designed for small-volume indoor and outdoor storage of drums and IBC totes, DENIOS manufactures a variety of models. From secured, essential storage of non-combustible chemicals to more robust designs for hazardous applications, including 2-hour fire-rated construction, we have the right solution for you.
Our Pop-Up Barriers are self-contained, passively powered, and a self-closing solution that can save your facility or lives. There is no power, people, or external sensors needed. It is entirely automatic! No electricity / human interaction is required, and it Mitigates potentially significant insurance claims.