A Study on Fire Resistance Test Procedure for Traction Battery

Market share of electrically propelled vehicle are increasing due to high oil prices and environmental concerns. These electrically propelled vehicles demand to ensure high safety of electric energy storage system, high voltage system and mechanical structure which is equivalent to existing internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. Due to these social demands, global organizations like United Nations/Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are under discussion to make the safety test specification of Lithium- battery, one of rechargeable energy storage systems. KATRI also have researched and developed KMVSS which is for electrically propelled vehicles since 2006, and seven traction battery safety tests have been issued and conducted since 2009. Fire resistance test is to confirm whether traction battery could withstand the intended fire for 2 minutes which is minimum time for evacuating driver and passengers from burning car. This test is considered one of important traction battery safety tests. In this study, current KMVSS traction battery fire resistance test, draft of ECE R-100 RESS fire resistance test in outside and draft of GTR/SGS- test procedure for hydrogen storage fire test were comparatively analyzed. Subsequently, this study proposed new fire resistance test procedure for traction battery with verification.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 23rd International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV): Research Collaboration to Benefit Safety of All Road Users

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 13-0353
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2015 9:56AM