BESS system and gas detection

BESS systems and gas detection

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are energy storage systems that use batteries to store electricity. Generally used to store energy from renewable sources such as the sun or wind, they enable a more even distribution of electricity over the grid. However, the process of charging and discharging batteries could trigger chemical reactions that produce potentially dangerous gases, such as hydrogen. Hydrogen is highly flammable and can pose a fire or explosion hazard if not handled properly. Therefore, the detection of gases within BESS systems is an essential aspect in order to identify operational problems or battery failures, thus enabling timely action to prevent critical situations.

Sistemi BESS - BESS systems

Technical challenges within BESS systems

Despite the advances that haveSistema BESS - BESS systemsbeen made over the past few years, there are still many dangers to be addressed. The operating environment of BESS systems can be characterized by variations in temperature, humidity, and pressure, which can affect the performance of gas detection systems, just as the materials used within the batteries themselves could affect the sensitivity and reliability of the sensors over time. For this reason, the choice of gas detector technology is of paramount importance and is dictated by various factors such as required sensitivity, operating environment and conditions.

The main risks in BESS systems

Within BESS systems, lithium batteries are commonly the most widely used and can be subject to several malfunctions if not handled properly. Short circuits, overloads, failures, or design errors could lead to fires or explosions. The main gas-related hazards in BESS systems include:

  • Risk of fire or explosion
  • Human health risks
  • Environmental risks
  • Risks of damage to infrastructure

 Gas detection within BESS systems is a key element in ensuring safety and enabling their proper operation.

Our products for BESS systems

To have safe and effective detection within BESS systems, our SMART 3G series gas detectors are ideal:

Rilevatore gas, industriale, settore farmaceutico, idrogeno Pharmaceutical Hydrogen

SMART 3G D2

Suitable for detecting flammable substances, toxic gases, refrigerants and oxygen in classified areas. Certified ATEX, IECEx and SIL2/3

SMART 3G D3

Suitable for detecting in classified areas, Certified ATEX, IECEx and SIL2/3, allows 
non-intrusive field calibration.

MULTISCAN++ S2 centrale rilevazione gas, industriale, Pharmaceutical industry

MULTISCAN ++S1/++S2

Designed to meet the widest demand from the market, they allow management of up to 264 detectors. ATEX and SIL certified.

The use of Augmented Reality

Though the use of augmented reality it’s possible to view our gas detectors in detail, open them to see the components and read technical details.

Our detectors in augmented reality are available on Instagram.

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