Understanding energy storage systems OMFPOA/OAFE Workshop

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1 March 2023 9:30 AM – 1100 Am

During this OMFPOA/OAFE Workshop with NFPA, Laura King will be speaking to us about energy storage systems including Lithium-Ion batteries.

Understanding energy storage systems 

Lithium-ion batteries are inherently fragile, and any electrical, thermal, or mechanical abuse, along with internal defects, can potentially initiate cell failure and thermal runaway.​

E-bikes and e-scooters – known as micro-mobility devices – are everywhere, and pose a significant fire hazard.

Electric vehicle fires that require significant volumes of water to extinguish, and therefore a steady water supply, challenge fire departments across North America.

And now, battery companies are appealing to consumers to install personal energy storage systems that are not regulated, and utilities across Canada are incorporating huge energy storage systems into their long-term plans.

The new NFPA 855, Standard for Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems, is a key resource for Canadian fire departments. High-energy, small-footprint storage systems provide clean, low-cost, long-duration sources of energy, but they also present significant life-safety hazards – and they’re found in every municipality in Canada.

NFPA 855 addresses the dangers of thermal runaway, toxic and flammable gases, stranded energy, and increased fire intensity associated with energy storage systems.

This session will provide fire departments with tools to safely deal with all types of energy storage systems, information to use in public-education campaigns, and access to additional FREE online NFPA training.

NOTE: There are lots of cool videos too! 🙂

Register for this webinar at the link below.