Lithium-ion batteries are playing an increasingly important role in the growth and evolution of electric and hybrid vehicles in the automotive industry. Currently battery packs are the heaviest and most expensive component in electric vehicles, but the industry is moving to lighter weight options. Adequate venting is necessary for any battery pack as it helps regulate temperature and pressure fluctuations. Proper venting also provides protection against the ingress of contaminants from harsh external conditions and can extend the life and performance of the battery pack.
Dual-stage venting has proven to be a flexible and effective method for venting automotive battery packs. With dual-stage venting, the first stage equalizes pressure while preventing the ingress of water and contaminants in normal vehicle usage. Stage two is activated in a thermal runaway situation. The vent fully opens to quickly release pressure and heat buildup from within the battery pack and allow expanding gases to escape and prevent further damage to remaining cells.
Join us for this informative webinar, hosted by Donaldson Company, on June 28, 2021 where we will be discussing:
- Why battery pack venting is needed
- Evolving EV industry venting requirements
- The benefits of dual-stage venting
- Donaldson’s line of dual-stage battery vents, including the new Dual-Stage Flex
- Design considerations when selecting a venting solution for your application
Not sure if you can make it to the live session? Register anyway and we will send you the webinar recording and presentation slides shortly after the session.
Senior Product Development Engineer
Shane Campbell is a Senior Product Development Engineer for the Integrating Venting Solutions team at Donaldson Company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Shane has been with Donaldson Company for seven years. Prior to joining Integrating Venting Solutions, he spent time on the Corporate Technology R&D and Engine Air Filtration teams. Shane is currently focused on designing battery vents to equalize pressure, protect components, and release gas during a thermal runaway event.