Energy storage systems: The implications for fire hazards discussed in an upcoming webinar

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Understanding energy storage system fire risks

A forthcoming webinar will delve into the fire hazard considerations of Energy Storage Systems (ESS).

The webinar, scheduled for September 14, 2023, between 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern, will be presented by fire protection industry expert Russell Leavitt from Telgian.

The evolving world of energy storage

With the evolution of power systems, there’s a growing capacity for continuous operation of equipment and its transferability from one location to another.

The drive for sustainability has intensified the demand to store energy for future use. Energy Storage Systems (ESS) fulfil the requirement of having a dependable power source for later use.

However, they introduce significant challenges and dangers to facility owners, fire protection professionals, and firefighters.

Ensuring safety in a powered-up world

This webinar aims to give participants a refreshed understanding of the different types of Energy Storage Systems, their construction techniques, and their associated fire hazards.

“Current code requirements for ESS fire protection will be reviewed,” and there will be insights into best practices to ensure safety for both facilities and their occupants.

By the webinar’s end, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognise and detail the diverse Energy Storage Systems (ESS) currently in use.
  • Understand the fire risks linked with battery storage systems.
  • Highlight the specific fire dangers posed by Lithium-Ion batteries.
  • Recognise and implement the latest code guidelines for Energy Storage System (ESS) fire protection.

For further information or to sign up for the “Energy Storage Systems – Fire Hazard Considerations Webinar”, potential participants are directed to visit Fire Smarts.

IFSJ Comment

The realm of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) has seen substantial advancements, making it a crucial area for understanding associated fire hazards.

These systems are undeniably revolutionising the way we utilise and store energy.

However, the safety risks that accompany them are significant, especially considering the growth of Lithium-Ion batteries in various applications.

This webinar by Telgian promises to be an insightful resource for those involved in fire protection, offering guidance on how to navigate these new challenges effectively and ensure that innovation doesn’t come at the expense of safety.

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