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LaTanya Schwalb

Principal Engineer — Energy and Industrial Automation

LaTanya Schwalb is an expert in product safety certification and UL Standards for stationary batteries, energy storage systems, fuel cells and hydrogen generators.

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As a dedicated advocate for safer, more sustainable battery storage technology, LaTanya Schwalb guides the development of technical requirements and interpretation of UL Standards that help drive the energy transition. Her participation in standards panels and technical committees contributes to critical public safety improvements in portable, motive, and stationary batteries for consumer, commercial, and industrial/e-motive applications and is key to UL Solutions’ mission of working for a safer, more secure and more sustainable world.

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Product safety certification

With more than 20 years’ experience in product safety certification, LaTanya helps empower customers to meet safety standards, optimize consumer protection and transform complex challenges into business opportunities. She audits the safety standard compliance of multiple types of products including power supplies and complex battery packs. As a mentor to junior engineers and lab technicians, LaTanya shares her expertise to help her colleagues deliver accurate and efficient project testing for customers.

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Safer battery technology

LaTanya’s commitment to standards development for battery storage technology helps to protect consumers and instill trust in the marketplace. She represents UL Solutions on technical committees for UL 1973, the Standard for Batteries for Use in Stationary and Motive Auxiliary Power Applications; UL 9540, the Standard for Energy Storage Systems and Equipment; and UL 9540A, the Standard for Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems.

Panels and boards

  • Member, NFPA 855 committee for energy storage systems and NFPA 850, 851 and 853 for fuel cells and electric generating plants
  • Alternate, NFPA 2 for hydrogen technology and NFPA 110 and 111 for emergency power supplies
  • Member, IEC TC 21/SC 21A for secondary cells and batteries; TC 105/MT 201, 301 and 401 for fuel cell technologies; TC 120/MT 7, 8 and WG 4 and 5 for electrical energy storage (EES) systems; and TC 31/WG47 for cells and batteries in equipment for hazardous locations
  • Member, CSA technical committees for fuel cells and hydrogen generators using water electrolysis

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