ECE R100 approval for lithium Flash Battery packs for electric vehicles
Our most recent goals: ECE R100, ISO 9001
Just a few weeks from the official opening of the BAUMA trade show, the International fair for construction machinery, and machines and vehicles for the mining industry, the no longer vague idea that we have is that the trend in the near future will be the electrification.
Our leading position as a manufacturer of customized batteries for industrial machinery and vehicles, requires that we follow our clients during specific certification procedures for their applications.
And it is for this reason that we have chosen to request ECE R100 approval for two Flash Battery packs for category N1 electric vehicles.
What is the ECE R100 approval? Why is it important?
What is the ECE R100 homologation process?
The goal that we have reached concerns the completion of the approval process for ECE R100 European standards with the German Ministry KBA (Kraftfahrt Bundesamt, German Transport Ministry)
The ECE R100 approval process involved a first test by KBA concerning the compliance of our quality and production systems, followed by the examination of the characteristics required for the manufacture of lithium batteries for electric vehicles.
After successfully completing the first phase, the second required safety testing to subject lithium batteries to the main stresses found during their use with vehicles:
- Vibration test, 3 hours with variable frequency between 7 and 50Hz
- Acceleration test, to simulate the deceleration in case of impact, up to 28G longitudinal and 15G transverse
- Crushing test, 100kN = 10 tons laterally
- Thermal stress test, from + 60 ° C to – 40 ° C
- Fire resistance test, battery exposed to direct flame for 70 seconds reaching 700 ° C
- Short circuit test
- Test at maximum temperature, operation at 60 ° C
- Test of internal security, overload test and over-text
- Compliance with electrical safety
These tests were also completed successfully, therefore validating the ECE -R100 Rev2 approval of the entire Flash Battery pack complete with BMS, electronics, cells and all safety systems required for its use.
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ECE-R100 approval is also a choice of quality: ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
The decision to apply for ISO9001 certification was taken in mid-2016, when the fast growth of the company was clear to see.
The creation of a QAS (Quality Assurance System) involves the definition of processes and a series of basic rules and regulations with which the company can grow, improve and develop.
The preparation of the documents regarding the system was really stimulating, and the materializing of what is really done gave many the possibility of understanding more in detail the importance of some processes, along with the opportunity of possible improvements.