May 9th, 2022 SFPE Greater Charlotte Meeting back at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille!
Lithium Ion Energy Storage Systems fire protection requirements for "dedicated use"/utility applications and "non-dedicated use"/mission critical UPS systems.
Many building owners have facilities that demand 24x7 uptime with sophisticated UPS energy storage systems and back-up generation systems in the event of a utility power outage. With the growth of renewable energy sources like wind & solar, many utility providers are investing in dedicated battery energy storage systems to provide power to the grid during periods of low production. Lithium-Ion battery technology has emerged as a front-runner and most new facilities are being designed with Lithium-Ion based UPS systems and many owners of existing buildings are considering upgrading from wet-cell/lead-acid to Lithium-Ion based systems. These upgrades can pose significant fire and deflagration risks in buildings, design challenges for architects and engineers, and response challenges for the fire departments. In this presentation we will share lessons learned, best practices, and system design considerations from NFPA 855.
Presenter: Dal Brazzell, Sales Manager - ORR Protection
Dal Brazzell is the East Coast Sales Manager for ORR Protection Systems, a special hazards fire protection contractor serving the mission critical and power generation markets. He has over 20 years of industry experience in fire alarm, specialty detection, and suppression and has served as past president of SFPE and AFAA Carolinas Chapters and is an active member of NFPA, SFPE, FSSA, and the 7x24 Exchange.
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