RELEASE: New UL Solutions Torch and Grit Test Method

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-- New UL Solutions Torch and Sand Test Method Provides a Standardized Approach for Evaluating Electric Vehicle Battery Case Materials

UL Solutions introduces its newest service for battery case material evaluation: Torch and Sand, designed to provide a standardized approach to EV material suppliers and end users.

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety sciences, today announced its new Torch and Sand (TaG) test method for the evaluation of battery case materials for electric vehicles (EVs). Battery casings and the material from which they are made play a critical role in the safety of electric vehicles. The TaG test method incorporates small-scale tests that help predict material performance in the event of thermal runaway.

Electric vehicle batteries typically cover the entire base of a vehicle. The materials used to house these batteries must withstand the stresses due to thermal runaway. The TaG method simulates high temperatures and mechanical shocks in a battery thermal runaway event to classify materials in battery cases.

As the automotive industry seeks to decrease the weight of many components, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are increasingly switching from battery case materials to plastics and composites. OEMs should choose a suitable case material before developing an expensive prototype to minimize expense and avoid potential safety issues. By classifying materials, TaG can reduce the amount of materials required for validation testing and large-scale prototyping, which can be costly and time-consuming for OEMs.

UL 2596, Test Method for Thermal and Mechanical Performance of Battery Enclosure Materials, standardizes test methods for evaluating battery enclosure materials. electric vehicles. The TaG test method is estimated to be published as an addendum to UL 2596 in 2023.

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