Vancouver-based leader in battery storage for industrial applications PBES, announced the world’s first ever commercialized thermal runaway suppression system, capable of suppressing and preventing the effect of cascading thermal runaway even in systems that have sustained significant physical damage.
“The historic challenge for lithium batteries has always been that they can catch fire,” says Brent Perry, chief executive of PBES. “No More. Our team of industry-leading pioneers has developed a solution that effectively stops thermal runaway.”
This advance in lithium energy storage represents the first fire-safe lithium battery system ever, managing safety at the cell level. An industry first in terms of fire-safe lithium battery system, it solves the universal problem of safety, effectively removing a significant barrier in the marketplace.
In multiple tests, without a single failure, PBES has demonstrated kilowatt to megawatt scalability to completely control and eliminate thermal runaway. Until now, thermal runaway mitigation in a commercially available product has never before been achieved. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully stopped thermal runaway but it was in a lab setting using liquid nitrogen for cooling.
The incorporation of the patent pending Thermal-Stop, CellCool and E-Vent systems, combined with industry leading advanced energy management system, provide safety and protection from the cell level up to the system level. This unique design provides results that have never been achieved by competing lithium-battery technologies.
PBES lithium battery storage is ideally suited for: renewable energy to grid, grid based systems, industrial marine, port machinery, commercial transportation, data center UPS, defense and homeland security, island and other off-grid or remote community applications.
“The harder a system works, the better energy storage can support it, and the faster the customer’s return on investment,” adds Perry. “Modeled on the standards of the IEC and the third party class group type approval criteria of DNV-GL, Lloyds Register and American Bureau of Shipping, PBES engineered solutions are the template for energy storage for the next 20 years.”