Norwegian Maritime Authority Approves PBES Lithium Energy Storage
Norwegian/Canadian PBES lithium-ion energy storage approved to meet new NMA standard
Trondheim, Norway – September 26, 2016 − Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) announced today the approval of PBES marine energy storage system for use in electric and hybrid vessels in Norway. Trondheim based PBES is the only lithium-ion battery manufacturer to use the proprietary CellCoolTM cooling and E-VentTM ventilation systems.
The PBES energy storage system was tested at PBES’ Trondheim facility on June 17, 2016. The test attempted to force overcharge the batteries into a thermal runaway situation and was prevented by the PBES safety systems. The batteries passed all tests with no uncontrolled thermal event, no fire and no explosion.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority accepts the propagation tests performed 17 June 2016. The propagation tests have successfully been performed in line with propagation test 1 in circular RSV 12t 2016.