Battery monitoring deal to enhance safety

February 13, 2020 //By Rich Pell
Honeywell, Nexceris team to enhance safety of Li-ion battery systems
Honeywell Building Technologies and energy technology company Nexceris have announced a strategic alliance to address lithium-ion battery system safety.

The partnership builds on Honeywell's fire detection portfolio by adding advanced detection technology with Nexceris' Li-ion Tamer lithium-ion gas detection solutions. The combination, say the companies, give customers early warning capability of potential battery failure and the ability to mitigate or avoid the effects of the failure.

"Lithium-ion batteries offer great potential to many industries, as well as a more environmentally conscious energy source, but can also pose a significant risk if proper protection elements aren't appropriately in place," says Peter Lau, president of Commercial Fire for Honeywell Building Technologies. "Adding Li-ion Tamer solutions to our advanced detection product offerings through this partnership allows us to offer customers industry leading off-gas detection technology and very early warning smoke detection for a safe, redundant way to protect facilities of any scale."

"Li-ion Tamer's off-gas detection technology strongly complements our leadership in advanced detection and extends our smart edge device strategy," says Lau. "Our goal is to help our customers improve uptime of their facilities and quickly identify the source of a problem - and control it - before it escalates."

Li-ion Tamer early detection technology, say the companies, improves the safety of lithium-ion battery systems and can improve the overall safety of facilities where lithium-ion batteries may be located. Its off-gas detection technology is designed to identify and alert when a battery off-gases, which occurs prior to thermal runaway or fire. Early detection enables users to take preventative safety steps to avoid or reduce the effects of thermal runaway.

Kyle Shen, CEO, Nexceris adds, "We're pleased to partner with Honeywell to offer customers a safer and more reliable way to protect lithium-ion batteries in markets like energy storage. As leaders in our respective areas of detection, we can collectively offer customers innovative ways to protect their facilities and investments."

Honeywell's advanced detection business features the VESDA brand of advanced smoke detection technology including aspirating smoke detectors. The strategic alliance with Nexceris

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