To say that a lithium battery is highly flammable is a generalisation. Flash Battery explains why and outlines the manufacturer’s role in minimising the flammability and fire risks.
The energy transition is underway and attention turns to batteries, essential in order to completely free ourselves of fossil sources and embrace electrification.
This spotlight on the world of batteries has led to an increase in laboratory experimentation, but has also aroused the interest of the general public. And when the public takes an interest in scientific and technical matters, it’s easy for inaccurate ideas, generalised beliefs and unfounded fears to circulate.
The most resounding example is the circulation of the mistaken belief that “lithium batteries are highly flammable”.
We spoke about this with Flash Battery, a leading firm when it comes to research into increasingly high-performance and sustainable accumulator systems, which has developed Italy’s best-selling lithium battery for traction, electric vehicles and industrial machinery. As for safety, Flash Battery has also developed a patented monitoring system (a finalist at the Bauma Innovation Awards, as we’ll see later), and is on the front line when it comes to promoting the electric culture.
With Flash Battery we’ve seen that, in terms of a lithium battery’s flammability, the manufacturer plays a key role and can do a lot during the design, material selection and construction phases to ensure batteries are safer and therefore minimise the risks.