Aviation & Transportation
The driving force to move toward high-energy density storage capability of lithium-ion batteries in the aviation industry is evident – weight is paramount when you are in the air. But, so is safety. The Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) is actively revising their recommendations to improve the safety of rechargeable lithium-ion battery systems that are permanently installed on aircraft. The RTCA standard defines three distinct venting categories pertaining to how off-gas emissions are vented within the battery system design and requires manufacturers to declare the venting category for their battery.
In the Nexceris Sensors division, Li-ion Tamer® systems can be used to provide monitoring of all venting categories outlined in the RTCA standards. Doing so can improve the situational awareness of your system, while providing valuable warning of a failing battery.
Electric vehicle adoption worldwide is on the rise, with lithium-ion batteries being the source of energy in many different consumer vehicles. Battery off-gas detection is one of the many crucial safety measures necessary to safely implement lithium-ion technology in the automotive industry.
After 10 years of research and development, Nexceris has developed the Li-ion Tamer® off-gas sensors, which are now commercially available through Honeywell and Xtralis’ distribution channels. Integration of the off-gas sensors in EV battery packs can help stop ongoing battery abuse and prevent catastrophic failure, protecting property and strengthening brands.
Marine battery safety requirements are developing quickly as adoption of battery systems is beginning to grow. The current regulations are a mix of prescriptive and risk-based rules and include scope concerning off-gassing of batteries. One of our sensor systems can be used to mitigate risks associated with off-gassing of cells.
In the Nexceris Sensors division, Li-ion Tamer® for lithium-ion battery systems can be used to provide monitoring of all venting categories outlined in RTCA standards. The NTM Sensors hydrogen monitors would be a good fit for the lead-acid batteries. Doing so can improve your situational awareness of the system, while providing valuable warning of a failing battery.
Diesel Powered Vehicles
Fuel Cell Vehicles and Filling Stations
Fuel cells are used in a rapidly growing number of primary and back-up power applications, including forklift trucks, cars, buses, homes and businesses. Detection of hydrogen leaks is essential to the safe implementation of these systems.
Nexceris has developed hydrogen sensors, which are commercially available through its NTM Sensors brand. Integration of our NTM Sense H2®hydrogen sensor in fuel cell systems provides real-time monitoring and rapid detection capability of potential hydrogen leaks before flammable levels are reached. Moreover, installation of the NTM Hydrogen alarm system can provide safety monitoring at hydrogen filling stations or near hydrogen storage containers.
As lithium-ion technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, lithium-ion battery production will continue to increase in the future, but it does not come without risks.
Using the LEVER process, Nexceris used our materials science expertise to help a developer of world-class battery materials to re-engineer a lab process for added economics and safety.
Scott Swartz, Nexceris’ Chief Technology Officer, was recently named the medal winner of the Leadership in the Advancement of Ceramic Technology award.