Battery and energy storage technology continue to reach new heights with increased power, performance and efficiency. The opportunity for battery and energy storage manufacturers and integrators is real, and fast market access can lead to a significant competitive edge. CSA Group understands the vital role batteries play, how they have evolved with technology over the last century, and the importance of a thorough product evaluation.
We can help improve your product’s speed to global markets by leveraging our IECEE CB Scheme accreditation and CSA Group’s international certification team to help comply with international regulations. We can also provide assistance in meeting United Nations (UN) requirements for battery transportation as detailed in UN 38.3 – the global requirements for shipping lithium or lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by air, ground, sea or rail.
Our global, state-of-the-art labs are equipped to execute a variety of critical tests including: vibration & shock, crush, impact & nail penetration, fire exposure, short circuit & overcharge, and environmental. Performance testing can be applied to:
- Cells and Battery Packs
- Battery-powered Products
- Primary Batteries (non-rechargeable) – including Alkaline and Lithium
- Secondary Batteries (rechargeable) – including Lithium-ion (Li-ion), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lead Acid, and Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
- Residential, Commercial/Industrial and Utility Scale Energy Storage Systems
- Electric Transportation Batteries
- Flow Batteries
Technical Information Services (TIS)
Our experts will work with you early in the product life cycle – before you commit to production – and guide you through the application of the relevant North American and international standards that impact your product. Our support can help to pave the way to successful certification, minimizing the need for additional testing.
Field Evaluation Services
Stationary Energy Storage Systems (ESS) can be evaluated under CSA Group field evaluations services. These services are one-time evaluation programs, typically for low-volume installed systems and custom-engineered projects, which can help manufacturers demonstrate their commitment to product and consumer safety.