Check and test batteries correctly

Online Seminar
VA23-00725
Participation fee: 595 €

Electric cars are vehicles without a combustion engine but with a large battery (traction battery) instead of a fuel tank. The seminar will first briefly and succinctly discuss the functioning and structure of the various electrochemical energy storage devices (rechargeable batteries) in order to be able to understand the requirements for testing. This includes in particular topics such as voltage (e.g. high voltage), performance, capacity, safety, designs and operating conditions.

Speakers:

Dr. Dominik Schulte
Mr. Schulte studied physics at RWTH Aachen University as well as electrical engineering and information technology with a focus on regenerative energy technology at the FernUniversität in Hagen. Between 2007 and 2012, he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems at RWTH Aachen University. He was then active as managing partner of P3 energy & storage GmbH until 2015. Since April 2015, he is managing partner of BatterieIngenieure GmbH. During his doctorate to Dr. rer. nat. he investigated the ageing behaviour of batteries in detail and developed an electrochemical simulation model. Current focal points of activity are testing of batteries, technological consulting, development of algorithms and batteries as well as the preparation of expert reports (certified expert for the field “Expert for batteries and their systems as well as applications” according to DIN 17024).

Check and test batteries correctly

The seminar deals with the topics of requirements for test equipment of lithium ion batteries, planning and execution of tests of rechargeable batteries, standards and the various types of tests. In addition, the analysis of the measurement data and its significance for the respective application (electric car, e-buses, hybrid vehicle, pedelecs, stationary storage, etc.) is addressed.

The following topics will be covered in the seminar:

  • Functionality and structure of different electrochemical energy storage devices (batteries) in order to understand the testing requirements of lithium-ion batteries.
  • High voltage, performance, capacity, safety, designs and also operating conditions
  • for the examination of needed equipment
  • Various tests of batteries (battery systems, battery cells, battery modules) and relevant standards
  • Safety and environmental simulation testing
  • Evaluation of the test results and the significance of the results for the use of the battery in the application (electric car, hybrid vehicle, etc.)
  • Discussion of the results

On the topic

Electrochemical energy storage (lithium ion batteries) are becoming increasingly important, not least due to electromobility. But before the product launch, there is usually a long process to select the optimal products and then also to qualify them. For this purpose, the cells or batteries (battery systems) must be tested extensively.

Typically, various products are first subjected to a benchmark test that is precisely tailored to the subsequent application. The detailed characterisation begins at the latest with the selection of the product in order to be able to parameterise, for example, service life and, if necessary, also models. Testing cells (battery cell) and batteries for vehicles (battery modules) is therefore of central and decisive importance for the quality of the overall product (electric vehicle).

But testing electrochemical energy storage systems is also very complex. The development towards electromobility requires know-how in many areas.

Agenda

Online seminar, 09:00 to 17:00

  • Check and test batteries correctly
  • Testing of cells and batteries (lithium-ion batteries)
  • Test equipment for battery systems and battery cells
  • Planning audits
  • Standards for the audit of cells and batteries
  • Evaluation of audits

Objective

The seminar enables the participant to make basic considerations for the qualification of battery tests (energy storage devices) for the respective application. The participant is first taught the basics of electrochemical energy storage systems, which are required for setting up and analysing test. This is followed by a discussion of the requirements for testing equipment, planning of tests, standards as well as the performance and interpretation of tests and their results.

Circle of participants

The event is aimed at anyone involved in the topic of cells and batteries in application as well as cell selection and cell characterisation. This is not limited to individual use cases or technologies.