Fire Hazard Assessment of Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage Systems

  • Andrew F. Blum
  • R. Thomas Long Jr.

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 1-3
  3. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 5-27
  4. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 29-31
  5. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 33-37
  6. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 39-51
  7. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 53-63
  8. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 65-69
  9. Andrew F. Blum, R. Thomas Long Jr.
    Pages 71-71
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 73-90

About this book


Providing a concise overview of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery energy storage systems (ESSs), this book also presents the full-scale fire testing of 100 kilowatt hour (kWh) Li-ion battery ESSs. It details a full-scale fire testing plan to perform an assessment of Li-ion battery ESS fire hazards, developed after a thorough technical study. It documents the results of the testing plan including external and internal ignition testing, ESS positioning, temperature and heat flux measurements, pressure measurement, weather meters, and data acquisition systems.

A comprehensive literature review and gap analysis reveal the current state of research into this vital aspect of energy storage. The authors cover the characteristics and hazards of Li-ion batteries, their anatomy and design, commercial and residential ESSs, historical fire incidents, and ESS codes and regulations.

Researchers and professionals working in fire protection engineering, battery systems engineering, or energy storage will find this book a useful example of a fire testing plan. The results of the hazard assessment offer insights for those involved in electrical, fire, and building codes, as well as practitioners in design standards and fire testing.


Energy storage Li-ion Batteries Battery fires Codes and standards Fire protocols Battery pack External ignition testing Internal ignition testing Temperature measurement Building codes Combustion hazards

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew F. Blum
    • 1
  • R. Thomas Long Jr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Exponent, Inc. BowieUSA
  2. 2.Exponent, Inc. BowieUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Fire Protection Research Foundation 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6555-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6556-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-6595
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-6609
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Chemical Manufacturing