The cost and complexities of maintaining energy storage systems continues to rise – with aging infrastructure and natural disasters contributing to blackouts and pressure on grids and advances in technology giving way to cybersecurity threats. Advances in energy storage technologies – particularly batteries – can offer real solutions, and give utilities a means to distribute energy where it is most needed at a moment’s notice. The benefits quickly being realized by energy companies is pushing the energy storage business to quadrupling in value by 2020.
The opportunity for energy storage manufacturers and integrators is real, and CSA Group can help you get your products to global markets fast without compromising their performance and quality. We can provide assistance in meeting the United Nation’s (UN) requirements for battery transportation as detailed in UN 38.3 – the global standard that is a requirement before Lithium or Lithium-Ion batteries are able to be shipped by air, ground, sea or rail.
Using our state-of-the-art labs around the world, we can test and certify your batteries and energy storage systems for performance, durability, abuse, quality, inspection, actual use, comparison and SI/FE including:
- Battery Cell R&D
- Cells and Portable Power Packs and Products
- Residential Energy Storage Systems & Modular Electric Vehicle
- Comm/Ind Energy Storage Systems
- Utility Scale Energy Storage Systems
- Primary Batteries (non-rechargeable) – Alkaline and Lithium
- Secondary Batteries (rechargeable) – Lithium-ion, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lead Acid, and Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
- Flow Batteries
Technical Information Services (TIS)
When you need assurance that your road to certification will be smooth before you commit to production, then a TIS is a good choice. Our experts will work with you early in the product life cycle, and deliver a fully customized guide you through a fully customized session, helping you understand the relevant standards – North American and international.
Field Certification and Field Evaluation Services
Equipment that is being used to store energy for later use or to supply the utility grid or local grids can be evaluated under CSA Group field evaluations services. These services can help manufacturers demonstrate their commitment to product and consumer safety.