The Impact of Battery and Energy Storage Product Testing on The Industry


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We are witnessing rapid growth in battery and energy storage technology. The industry, from Electric Vehicles (EVs) to applications such as Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) is demanding superior battery performance. However, satisfying these expectations has to be accompanied by high-demanding standards for their quality level and most importantly – safety and reliability.

To meet these requirements, battery manufacturers have to put their products through a rigorous evaluation before they enter the market. This testing proves that the product is fulfilling all the conditions set by the manufacturer itself, as well as by the industry and legislative, in addition to environmental requirements. 

In order to comply with all regulations and standards, electronic manufacturers perform product testing for batteries and energy storage. Here is when testing laboratories have importance in this field. They can assess such products in a wide range of application possibilities, from the automotive sector to aviation, BESS, shipping, etc., and will assure that the product meets the requirements for passing necessary battery certifications. 

As an example, industrial ovens can perform high-temperature testing for electronic components to test their reliability and durability in extreme conditions. Other noteworthy tests include heat generation measurements during battery charge/discharge and capacity measurements in differentiating thermal conditions. 

Another domain of testing laboratories is the provision of quality control. As these have the necessary equipment, which especially focuses on battery testing, including electrical, mechanical, thermal, corrosion, humidity, vibration assessment, and many more, potential issues and failures of the products can be identified in the early stages.

Therefore, the reputation of the manufacturer will not be damaged, recalls would be avoided and the number of warranty claims would be minimised. As a result, this would lead to another important benefit – cost reduction. Early potential weakness identification can save a considerable amount of money, as recalls, and potential legal disputes will be avoided.  

Moreover, acquiring a battery certification is essential for gaining customers’ confidence. Certificates have to be obtained from registered and accredited laboratories in order to enhance the trust in customers for the quality, safety, and reliability of the product. 

Furthermore, testing laboratories can boost product development and provide manufacturers access to global markets. Having their new and innovative products tested against international standards and requirements, companies can enter markets with greater confidence, knowing that their products meet all the safety and performance standards.

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