All over the world, measures are being taken to effectively save energy in order to conserve resources and reduce environmental pollution. One of the solutions is battery energy storage systems (BESS). They collect excess energy from power plants or the electrical grid and then release it providing electricity when needed.
There are variable battery chemistries available today in such systems including lead-acid and lithium-Ion.
Uninterrupted operation of BESS requires creation of correct environmental conditions in spaces they are located, namely maintaining a certain temperature and relative humidity levels.
Energy storages based on lead-acid batteries are considered to be among one of the most common in this area. Since the batteries work on the principle of recharging, they emit Hydrogen (H2) - flammable and explosive gas. The presence of an H2 measurement instrument is required in order to continually control dangerous gas levels as well as timely take safety measures.
The second most popular choice are lithium-ion batteries. It is worth noting that when such batteries overheat, they release Сarbon Monoxide (CO). Equipping the energy storage room with CO sensors contributes to the proper operation of the ventilation system in order to avoid high concentrations of gas and incorrect operation of equipment.
Evikon MCI offers instruments for reliable measurement of H2, CO, temperature and relative humidity. Please see the Featured Products section below to learn more about each of the products.