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Łukasiewicz Research Centre - Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals Division in Poznań

Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells

Łukasiewicz Research Centre - Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals Division in Poznań

Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells

tel.: +48 61 27 97 800

fax: +48 61 27 97 897

e-mail: claio@claio.poznan.pl

Energy Storage Testing Laboratory

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Laboratory do electrical, mechanical, climatic and safety (included handling and transport) test all types of batteries and cells. We provide our expertise and state-of-art equipment to make demanding tests with due dilligence, accuracy and safety.

We cooperate with major manufacturers of energy storage systems in Poland and the world.

Laboratory’s scope of activity:

  • Examination of electrical, mechanical and climatic parameters as well as parameters concerning safety of transport or use of all types of batteries.
  • Development, assessment and deployment of new testing methods and measuring and control systems.
  • Cooperation with Polish Centre for Accreditation.

To guarantee high quality of its competences and tests, Laboratory has deployed quality management system according to PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025.

Since 1997 our facility has been acting as an accredited research unit. Since this time the Laboratory has Accreditation Certificate no AB 124 issued by Polish Centre for Accreditation (PCA).

To download (in Polish only):

Temperature bath

18 temperature baths to carry out tests in water bath (temperature range from 25°C to 80°C)

Water temperature and level automatically controlled

 

Digatron

Digatron UBT 50-12-6

Over 150 circuits enabling wide range of electrical test configurations

  • Charging 0V – 800V; 0,01A – 300A
  • Discharging 800V – 0V; 0,01A – 2000A
  • Accuracy up to 0,1%,
  • Data reporting up to 100Hz

Resistance analyser HIOKI 3554

Four ranges of internal resistance measurement: 3,000m/30,00/300,0/3,000 Ω

Measurement frequency: 1 kHz ±30 Hz

Vibration system Tira TV 56280/LS-180

Force for process sinus max: 8000 N

Force for process random max: 8000 N

Force for stresses: 16 000 N

Frequency range: DC – 3000Hz

Vacuum climate chamber UD 150 C

Temperature range: -70/+100°C

Pressure up to 1 mbar

Temperature chamber

Temperature range: – 80°C  ÷  +180°C

Climate chamber

Temperature range: – 70°C  ÷  + 180°C

Humidity up to 98%

Crushing and penetration test chamber

Crushing force: 1000N – 15000N

Crushing arm speed: 1 – 55 mm/s

Test could be stopped after voltage drop or at a certain deformation degree (measurment possible).

 

External short-circuit tester with laboratory incubator

Short-circuit current up to 1000A,

Reporting data on short-circuit current, time,

Remote control of test start or stop

Laboratory incubator for sample heating up to 100°C

electronic testers

for SLI batteries

and many more

Please contact Laboratory manager

Kamil Frączek, M.A.

tel:.+48 61 27 97 882
fax:. +48 61 27 97 897
mobile:. +48 516 068 981
e-mail: kamil.fraczek@claio.poznan.pl

Laboratory offers its services:

  • Testing battery parameters for all types of chemical power sources according to national and international standards, Client’s testing programs or other documents (ex. UN Manual of Tests and Criteria)
  • Delivery-acceptance tests for special products

Laboratorium realizuje następujące badania:

Electrical tests:

  • capacity (discharge)
  • cycle life (cyclability)
  • short-circuit current and internal resistance
  • maximal acceptable discharge current
  • overcharge
  • resistance to overcharging
  • cranking aptitude (discharge up to 2000A)
  • cycling at determined depth of discharge (ex. 50% DoD, 17,5% DoD)
  • electrolyte retention
  • water use
  • corrosion resistance
  • dynamic charge acceptance
  • quality of cell connectors
  • charge retention after storage
  • qualification as emergency power source

Environmental tests:

  • temperature cycling
  • thermal abuse (-70°C +180°C, 5°C/min)
  • high/low pressure condition tests, altitude simulation (10mbar)
  • resistance to humidity (10% – 98%)
  • thermal stresses in a dedicated chamber with elevator
  • corrosion resistance

Mechanical tests:

  • sine and random vibrations
  • mechanical shock
  • crush, impact, penetration tests
  • free fall

Safety tests:

  • incorrect installation
  • leakage and deformation resistance
  • propagation test
  • external short-circuit resistance
  • overcharge resistance
  • BMS operation test
  • single failure test
  • forced discharge

Laboratory tests batteries according with:

  • UN Transportation testing (UN 38.3)
  • PN-EN 50342
  • PN-EN 60086
  • PN-EN 62133
  • PN-EN 60896
  • PN-EN 62619
  • PN-EN 60952
  • PN-EN 61951
  • other documents, directives, manufacturers’ specifications

Łukasiewicz Research Centre - Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals Division in Poznań

Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells

Łukasiewicz Research Centre - Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals Division in Poznań

Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells

tel.: +48 61 27 97 800

fax: +48 61 27 97 897

e-mail: claio@claio.poznan.pl