Battery Safety Standards: ClimeEvent Test Chambers and Battery Hazard Testing

The standard ClimeEvent environmental test chamber can be adapted to perform battery tests

The ClimeEvent climatic test chambers help to test the influence temperature and humidity has on the properties, function, and service life of your products. Our standard chambers  range from 180 – 2,000 litre volumes and can operate from either -40 or-70°C  to +180°C.

Specific safety features can be added to this environmental test chamber to allow you to perform battery tests, examining their safety and performance. The European Council for Automotive Research and Development (EUCAR) has established a range of hazard classes, ranging from 0 to 7, with level 0 being no effect whatsoever and level 7, the highest possible level on the hazard scale, being an explosion. Below is a table outlining the various battery hazard levels, with classification criteria. 

When using the ClimeEvent test chambers for battery testing, most test engineers are looking to achieve hazard levels 4, 5 and 6, with a low likelihood of an event. However, certain battery safety tests need to be carried out with a high likelihood of an event (i.e. explosion), or the events are triggered on purpose. This is also known as destructive battery testing. 

If you are interested in destructive battery testing, you might be more interested in the ExtremeEvent test chamber that’s currently undergoing beta testing by our parent company and customers in Germany and Sweden. Find out more here.


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