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Sep 28, 2022
  • Webinar

Electric Vehicle Battery Enclosure Material Safety (UL 2596)

In this webinar, UL Solutions experts discuss hazards associated with a thermal runaway event and methods of evaluating the safety of plastic and composite materials in and around battery enclosures.

Electric vehicle batteries.

Date & Time

Starts

Sep 28, 2022 9:00am CDT

Ends

10:00am CDT

Electric vehicle (EV) batteries typically cover the entire base of a vehicle. Materials used to house these batteries must be able to withstand high temperatures, pressure and mechanical impact in order to provide the required safety function. As the automotive industry looks to decrease the weight of many components, manufacturers are increasingly changing battery enclosure materials to plastics and composites. They must choose the appropriate enclosure material before building an expensive prototype to minimize safety hazards and other costly issues. UL 2596, Test Method for Thermal and Mechanical Performance of Battery Enclosure Materials, specifies the requirements for the evaluation of EV battery enclosure materials.

In this webinar, experts from UL Solutions will review the hazards associated with a thermal runaway event and discuss available methods to evaluate plastic and composite materials in and around battery enclosures. The discussion will include:

  • A brief introduction to EV battery packs.
  • A description and examples of thermal runaway events.
  • Available methods for the evaluation of plastic and composite materials for battery applications, including:
    • Battery Enclosure Thermal Runaway (BETR) evaluation
    • Torch and Grit (TaG) test.

Speaker

Daniel O'Shea, principal engineer