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EV Charging and Storage: Fire detection challenges with battery storage systems

By Wayne D. Moore / Electrical Contractor / November 2023

Lithium-ion battery storage, integral for renewable energy, introduces
fire safety challenges due to flammable batteries. Early detection is
crucial, and aspirating smoke detectors (ASD) play a key role. NFPA 72
outlines ASD requirements, emphasizing a performance-based design.
Sensitivity at each sampling port is critical, and proper placement in
cabinets is mandated for efficient detection. As adoption grows,
understanding fire protection needs early in the process is vital for
the safety of lithium-ion battery energy storage systems.

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