Lithium batteries, between chemistry, architecture and technology: Marco Righi talks about the Flash Battery experience at the Politecnico di Milano
28 Novembre 2022
On 28 November 2022, our Founder & CEO Marco Righi was invited by Prof. Davide Tarsitano to give a speech during the academic course “Hybrid & electric vehicle” at the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano.
The Hybrid & electric vehicle course aims to provide an overview of hybrid and electric powertrain systems used in the automotive sector, analysing how different solutions in the dimensioning of powertrain components affect the performance of the entire vehicle.
Thanks to numerous talks by experts and professionals that Prof. Tarsitano brings to his classroom every year, students can gain access to numerous points of view from different realities of the electrification industry and hear the testimonies of those who have been working in the field for years, learning their success stories.
The purpose of the speech made by our CEO, who was called upon to divulge Flash Battery’s decennial know-how in the field of customised lithium batteries for the industrial segment, was to explain to the students the architecture and characteristics of lithium batteries developed for industry, how they work, and the key factors that guarantee the safety and reliability of lithium batteries over time.
Starting from the different types of lithium-based chemistries on the market, with their specific characteristics and uses, they came to understand why the LFP (Lithium-Iron-Phosphate) chemistry, used by Flash Battery, is the safest and most stable on the market.
The talk also shed light on the different types of cell assembly and the electronics that support them, tackling the development of the BMS (Battery Management System), considered to be the real brain of the battery, which, if designed with state-of-the-art electronics, is capable of performing numerous other functions, including real-time control and monitoring of the lithium battery within the application.
The students had the opportunity to view and navigate in real time the Flash Data Center, the proprietary automatic remote-control software that allows false alerts and anomalies to be nipped in the bud and faults to be prevented, facilitating self-diagnostics and predictive maintenance. But the real novelty, presented at the international trade fair Bauma and shared with the students, was the new release of Flash Data Center, which, thanks to the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ensures the interconnection of all Flash Battery systems worldwide, guaranteeing self-diagnostics and predictive maintenance.
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