UL 9540A: Support manufacturers and system integrators to meet the requirements for ESS in North America and address the risk of fire propagation
Fire departments and building inspectors are concerned over the use of lithium-ion batteries and battery energy storage systems (BESS) to be permanently installed in mixed occupancy or high-rise buildings. As a result, installation codes have been recently updated to require large scale fire testing to evaluate the risk of fire propagation from a faulty unit. These requirements for testing did not include a methodology, which UL has now provided with the publication of UL 9540A. This test method for evaluating thermal runaway fire propagation in BESS will bring clarity on the performance of a BESS under a possible thermal event that can occur in the life of the system. So UL9540A helps manufacturers and system integrators meet the IFC 2018 and NFPA 855 large scale fire and fault testing by evaluating fire propagation. This Test Method will provide regulators and code authorities the data they have requested for approval. Mandatory for every stakeholder who schedules to access north american market (bi-national for US and CAN).
Jonas acts as a Business Development Manager for Energy Systems & emobility at UL in Europe. After passing university he chose to work in the field of material handling. His specialty became batteries so he decided to work in the battery industry for about 8 years. Jonas worked in several environments such as Engineering / Operations as well as Sales / BD. He joined UL in 2017 and sets up the Energy program in order to drive ULs business of Energy systems & emobility covering ESS and beyond...