Batteries power the modern world. Innovations in energy sources require innovations in research, development, and testing. That’s where Associated Environmental Systems comes in.
AES has a variety of innovative battery testing solutions to meet your needs. The ATPPRIME is a full test chamber that can be configured for pouch, prismatic, cylindrical, cell, pack cells, and even batteries up to 1000 AMPs for companies in the EV industry. ATPFLEX, on the other hand, can be used in any chamber for a flexible battery testing option.
No matter what solution you choose, you’ll have the full support of AES behind you to make batteries safer, stronger, and longer-lasting.
ATPPRIME makes your battery testing easy to set up and modify for different types of cell testing. The universal Kelvin connectors are available in clip, cylindrical, and power-pole style for quick insertion, removal, and switching between cell types. You can test virtually any cell type: coin, cylindrical, prismatic, pouch, and pack batteries.
With the ATP Battery Testing fixture, you can easily change from one style holder to another or support multiple styles within one chamber.
ATPPRIME is a self-contained fixture that holds 48 cells organized over four shelves that fit into an environmental test chamber specially designed to maximize airflow and constant temperature conditions.
Because everything is preset and permanently wired, ATPPRIME drastically reduces the time required to set-up test environments. The fixture features four sliding shelves that fully-extend at least two inches beyond the enclosed workspace. The easy-access sliding shelves, keep you safe from exposure to high heat and dangerous chemicals.
Wiring remains safe as shelves move in and out as they easily extend and retract through an IGUS track allowing connections to remain intact.
ATPPRIME fixtures have integrated Battery Interface Boards (BIB) to ensure that precise, strong charge and discharge data signals are transmitted from each cell to your battery cycler.
Every battery cell connects to a clearly labeled channel, and the labeling continues through wiring and to the battery cycler, making it next to impossible to make an error in data collection. With the IGUS track and consistent labeling, you can say good-bye to spaghetti cable headaches.
A custom engineered epoxy shelf ensures a flat surface, distributed airflow, and optimum configuration to minimize events or complete failure. The mix of materials used and the cell configuration often eliminates or significantly reduces propagation during an event.
Associated Environmental Systems enables companies to expand their battery research and development to new levels with battery testing up to 1000 amps in an ATPHEAVY chamber. This is crucial for the electric vehicle industry as the search for longer-lasting, higher-performing batteries continues. Read how AES helped one such customer expand their battery testing with a unique solution, or click the button below to speak with an expert.
Carefully selected materials and configuration are unique and patent pending. The system allows for more batteries under test while maintaining safety and increased uniformity.
|Severity Level||Description||Severity Classification & Effects Criteria||Recommended Safety Features by Severity|
|0||No Effect||No effect. No loss of functionality.||Standard chamber features are effective|
|1||Reversible Loss of Function||No defect; no leakage; no venting, fire, or flame; no rupture; no explosion; no exothermic reaction or thermal runaway. Cell reversibly damaged. Repair of protection device needed.||Standard chamber features are effective|
|2||Irreversible Defect/Damage||No leakage; no venting, fire, or flame; no rupture; no explosion; no exothermic reaction or thermal runaway. Cell irreversibly damaged. Repair needed.||Standard chamber features are effective|
Δ mass <50%
|No venting, fire, or flame*; no rupture; no explosion. Weight loss <50% of electrolyte weight (electrolyte = solvent + salt).||ALARM: Light tower and audible warning; product overheat protector with sensor
CONTAINMENT: Product drip tray
DOOR: Electromagnetic door lock; solenoid door interlock
GAS: Pressure relief valve during an event; pressure equalization valve (one way valve allowing equalization of pressure between chamber workspace and atmospheric pressure)
Δ mass >=50%
|No fire or flame*; no rupture; no explosion. Weight loss ≥50% of electrolyte weight (electrolyte = solvent + salt).||SEVERITY LEVEL 3 SAFETY FEATURES PLUS:
CONTAINMENT: Drip tray and reinforced floor; LN2 test article cooling plate
DOOR: Reinforced door latch
EXHAUST: Pressure release port; reversible pressure relief flap; pressure relief system release port and two low flow release
SEALED: Port restraint (stops silicone port cover from popping off); cable port plug restraint (per port, max 6"); drain; motor port; pressure reinforced interior liner and intrinsic barriers; window gasket
|5||Fire or Flame||No rupture; no explosion (i.e., no flying parts).||SEVERITY LEVEL 4 SAFETY FEATURES PLUS:
EXHAUST: Burst disc/rupture disc; blow out port
FIRE: “Detect-a-fire” system, FM200 suppression system; detection via temperature measurement; suppression system; detection via temperature measurement; protection measured by carbon monoxide
GAS MONITORING: Gas monitor and alarm (single, double, triple gas detection)
PURGE: Continuous inert gas purge (inert/ zero O2 environment); continuous N2 or Ar gas purge (permanent inert gas environment); N2 or CO2 gas purge (permanent inert gas environment)
SPARK RESISTANT INTERIOR: Temperature limited sheath heaters; lights; barriers on sensors; non-sparking fans; sheath heaters; blowers aluminum
|6||Rupture||No explosion, but flying parts of the active mass.||SEVERITY LEVEL 5 SAFETY FEATURES PLUS:
DOOR: Reinforced door; reinforced door hinges
EXHAUST: Burst disc; rupture disc; blow out port
SPARK RESISTANT INTERIOR: Sheath heaters; temperature limited sheath heaters; lights; barriers on sensors; non-sparking fans; interior (this would include all of this); blowers aluminum
SEALED: Remote refrigeration using a portable conditioning unit
|7||Explosion||Explosion (i.e., disintegration of the cell)||SEVERITY LEVEL 6 SAFETY FEATURES|
Collect all your data in one place with AESONE CONNECT
Easily switch out 48 battery cell holders in less than 5 minutes
Cable management system that collects, organizes, and tucks all the wires and cables under each shelf