Battery fires within energy storage systems (ESS’s) aren’t as rare as one might think. The reason they are often underpublicized and, fortunately, there haven’t been more tragedies is because ESS’s are often installed away from residential or commercial areas.  However, with the increased efforts in renewable energy production and therefore the exponential deployment of ESS’s, these units will no longer be…

Battery fires within energy storage systems (ESS’s) aren’t as rare as one might think.  The reason they are often underpublicized and, fortunately, there haven’t been more tragedies (such as the four critically injured firefighters in Surprise, AZ in 2019), is because ESS’s are often installed away from residential or commercial areas.  However, with the ongoing adoption of renewable energy production,…

Fike Corporation, a global leader in industrial safety solutions and manufacturer of the first third-party tested solution proven to stop thermal runaway, Fike BlueTM, announced it is now accepting battery and energy storage system manufacturers into the Fike BHA (Battery Hazard Analysis ) Program.  A Fike BHA determines and validates the protection approach using Fike Blue as the thermal management…