All over the world, measures are being taken to effectively save energy in order to conserve resources and reduce environmental pollution. One of the solutions is battery energy storage systems (BESS). They collect excess energy from power plants or the electrical grid and then release it providing electricity when needed.
There are variable battery chemistries available today in such systems including lead-acid and lithium-Ion.
Both lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries can emit Hydrogen (H2) during charging process. Hydrogen (H2) is colorless, flammable, odorless gas which poses an immediate fire and explosive hazard when reaching lower explosive limit.
It is worth noting that lithium-ion batteries can release Carbon Monoxide (CO) when overheated. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is toxic to humans.
There is also a risk of H2S release when lead-acid batteries are overcharged. H2S is highly toxic, corrosive and can be harmful for employees.
Due to the presence of such gases (H2, CO, H2S) it is important to equip energy storages with reliable gas detectors in order to prevent dangerous gas concentrations by taking timely safety measures.
Uninterrupted operation of batteries inside of BESS also requires creation of correct environmental conditions, namely ambient temperature and relative humidity.
Evikon MCI offers reliable instruments for detection of H2, CO, H2S as well as for ambient temperature and relative humidity measurement. Please see the Featured Products section below to learn more about each of the products.