KULR Expertise Group has achieved operational readiness for its Fractional Thermal Runaway Calorimeter (FTRC) inside its suite of battery security and thermal administration options after finalizing a business licensing settlement with the Nationwide Aeronautics and Area Administration (NASA) for the company’s patent-pending FTRC resolution.
Initially developed by NASA and refined by KULR’s engineering group led by NASA alumni and present KULR Chief Expertise Officer, Dr William Walker, FTRC measures the quantity of warmth vitality launched throughout a thermal runaway occasion.
FTRC helps the discernment between (1) the overall warmth output attributable to thermal runaway and (2) the fraction of the overall warmth that’s launched by a cell’s casing versus by its ejecta materials. The vitality fractions are decided by submit processing temperature vs. time for specifically designed calorimeter sub-assembly teams.
The FTRC can induce thermal runaway with cartridge heaters, with a nail penetration system, or by combining the cartridge heaters with specialised check cells constructed with a built-in inside short-circuiting gadget (ISC).
This know-how helps engineers and designers higher perceive these incidents and helps develop safer battery options to mitigate them. FTRC additionally permits engineers and designers to carry out essential testing experiments sooner whereas additionally enabling them to make the most of the number of set off strategies famous above.
Intricacies of the FTRC. Supply: NASA.
Following a one-year trial license from NASA, KULR’s new business license permits FTRC to be utilized by commercial-leaning firms, comparable to aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, that want to develop higher and safer battery pack and battery administration system (BMS) designs. This profitable development deepens the KULR’s place as a number one end-to-end battery security design, testing, transport, storage and failure-mitigation supplier.
The business license for KULR’s FTRC particularly applies to 18650 and 21700 format Lithium-ion cells; KULR plans to allow pouch cell FTRC subsequent month.
FTRC is a key a part of KULR’s holistic methodology for the design of secure battery techniques and amplifies the corporate’s mission of offering commercially relevant options that assist the electrification of the round financial system. It’s humbling to see a know-how that I co-invented throughout my tenure at NASA turn out to be a licensed product in personal business and I’m excited to assist our prospects with this new service providing. Fractional calorimetry has actually modified the way in which we perceive thermal runaway and I can not wait to see what else is revealed to the business as we proceed our explorative research internally on thermal runaway conduct.