Sterling PlanB Successfully Completes Third Round of A60 Fire Testing, Raising ESS Fire Safety Standards

Press Release
Testing verifies potential for Energy Storage System (ESS) to function safely without a dedicated battery room, surviving temperatures as high as 950ºC; test attended by Lloyd’s Register and Transport Canada Vancouver, Canada; 27 MAY 2021: Leading maritime and industrial energy storage solutions experts, Sterling PlanB has successfully completed a second, more stringent round of A60 […]

Sterling PlanB Completes ‘A60 Fire’ Testing – System Survives 950C Temperatures

Industry News
Sterling PlanB has now conclusively demonstrated that direct exposure to a 950°C fire can be successfully managed by our thermal management system. On March 24, 2020 – the engineering team at PlanB conducted an A60 fire ‘survivability’ test of the BBU battery module. The main purpose is to test the effectiveness of the BBU cooling […]

Safety Concerns for Hybrid & Electric Ships

Cruise & Ferry
By Brent Perry and Grant Brown, Sterling PBES Energy Solutions (SPBES) Preface On October 11, 2019, an explosion rocked passenger ferry Ytterøyningen while dockside at Sydnes, Norway. The vessel, recently refit with a lithium-ion battery hybrid drive, is part of the new fleet of low and zero emission vessels being deployed across Norway and other […]

SPBES response regarding recent fire and explosion on board ferry Ytterøyningen

Cruise & Ferry
As a leading Battery System provider to the Marine industry, SPBES has been asked to provide a response in regard to the recent fire and explosion in the battery compartment of the ferry Ytterøyningen. Battery system safety is the primary concern in any system design. SPBES has designed several layers of safety into our system […]

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