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WMG Powering Up Aerospace

Aerospace Battery Safety and Standards workshop

Monday 18th November 2019, 8:30am - 15:50

IIPSI, WMG, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Battery powered systems are a key element of a low emissions future. With battery capability increasing, it’s vital that we gain a deep understanding of battery safety at cell, module, pack and system level so that systems can be rolled out at scale. This is already a topic of extensive industrial and academic research in the electric vehicle sector and we wish to impart this knowledge to the aerospace sector. With the support of partners, WMG has developed this Battery Safety seminar to disseminate learning and bring insights from expert researchers, thought leaders and practitioners in the field.

Agenda:

Time
Session
Speaker

08:30-09:00

Registration, refreshments and networking

 

09:00-09:10

Welcome from Chair and Introduction

Mark Amor-Segan, Chief Engineer, WMG

09:10-09:25

 

Keynote: Design Authority Perspective

Steve Mountain, Rolls Royce

What are the hazards of batteries and what are the regulations for aerospace?

09:25-10:15

Safety across the whole EV lifecycle

Jonathan Buston, HSE

10:15-10:45

The regulators view

Frederic Laugere, CAA

10:45-11:15

Safety and standards in practice

Limhi Somerville, Vertical Aerospace

11:15-11:35

Break and Networking

 

How do you know you have a problem?

11:35-12:05

Battery Management Systems role in thermal runaway prevention/mitigation

Paul Faithfull, Potenza

12:05-12:35

Instrumentation of cells

Mark Amor-Segan, Principal Engineer, WMG

Mitigation

12:35-13:05

A review of battery safety and impact on developing materials

Christoph Keusters/Brandon Bartling, 3M

13:05-13:35

Predicting Thermal Runaway of Lithium Ion Batteries in Abuse Conditions with Potential for Fire and Explosions

Professor Jennifer Wen, Warwick Fire

13:35-14:20

Lunch and Networking

 

Methods for extinguishing battery fires

14:20 – 14:50

Fire Suppression and Management for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Gordon Forbes, Lifeline

14:50-15:20

Airport fire services

tbc
Next Steps

15:20-15:50

Next steps in research (incl. Pre-Libs, Libris, courses, DER)

Dr Mike Richardson, WMG

15:50 – 16:50

Optional tours of WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre

 

More speakers to be confirmed shortly

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