Photo credit: NFPA Journal, January/February 2016 edition
Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are the topic of a lot of discussion in almost all realms of society. Elon Musk's recent announcement of the solar shingle has created quite the buzz in the technology world.
With this technology moving forward at near space travel speeds safety professionals are working double-time to keep up. Earlier this year NFPA Journal wrote an article on enforcers and emergency responders working to be prepared for the proliferation of ESS technologies and installations. The Fire Protection Research Foundation facilitate a workshop in November 2015 hosted by the Fire Department of New York on energy storage systems in the built environment and published a report on a fire hazard assessment of lithium ion energy storage systems. In August of this year NFPA's Standards Council approved a new project on the installation of stationary energy storage systems, www.nfpa.org/855.
For those in the New York City area interested in learning more you can join me next week at the SFPE NY Metropolitan Chapter meeting where I will be providing a presentation on past and current projects at NFPA and the Research Foundation on energy storage systems. Meeting details:
When: Tuesday, November 29, 2016; 9:00am - 10:00am
Where: NYU, 11 West 42nd Street, 4th Floor, The Gural Room
Cost: Free for chapter members, $20 for guests
Additional Information (website): Society of Fire Protection Engineers - NY Metro
UPDATE: Slides from this presentation are attached, which include links for the projects discussed.