Electromobility: Cooperation between TÜV Rheinland and svt

7 May 2021

As from now, TÜV Rheinland and the svt Group of Companies will work together in the field of battery and materials testing for battery storage systems. One major focus will be on batteries for electric vehicles. Under the new cooperation, the internationally operating svt Group of Companies, a specialist business for passive fire protection based in Seevetal near Hamburg (Germany), and the global testing services provider TÜV Rheinland are pooling their expertise. The experts of TÜV Rheinland will bring in their extensive experience in battery testing and certification, while the specialists of svt will contribute their expertise in technical fire protection. Together they will strive to support clients in the evolution of fire protection solutions for battery storage systems. The collaborative testing activities are also designed to enhance the protection of battery storage systems by technical means, such as hardware and software precautions capable of protecting battery storage systems from external impact.

TÜV Rheinland Test von Batteriespeichern
Fire protection for battery storage systems in focus / Testing capabilities for clients of svt and TÜV Rheinland in a new laboratory situated near Aachen (Germany) / Compliance with international and manufacturer-specific standards for enhanced safety

Fire protection is one of the most important safety aspects

In its new battery testing laboratory in Aachen (Germany), TÜV Rheinland provides both testing resources and services to clients, thus enabling them to put their batteries and battery materials to the test in accordance with state-of-the-art industry standards. “For example, when it comes to electric vehicles of any kind, effective fire protection is crucial for the safety of occupants”, says Dr. Ansgar vom Hemdt, one of two managing directors of the testing laboratory, which is operated jointly by TÜV Rheinland the Aachen-based company ConAC.

This is where the benefits of the new cooperation come in: The tests are performed on different types of batteries, and they are conducted not only in compliance with the pertinent international standards, but also in accordance with manufacturer-specific requirements, thus providing accurate insight into the safety of each product. Furthermore, the experts will use the tests to identify causes of noncompliance if a product fails to meet the standards.

“Expanding our own test capabilities testing by liaising with external professionals such as TÜV Rheinland is extremely important for us as a group of companies with innovative drive across Europe because the market for electromobility is experiencing a highly dynamic development. Our industry clients, especially those engaged in transport/mobility units, rely on collaborative development. Our youngest market segment “Battery Safety” thus calls for leading-edge test facilities and methods that enable us to perform tests on safe systems in combination and interaction with our fire protection components and to qualify them. As we find all of these needs met at TÜV Rheinland, we look forward to a successful long-term relationship“, explains Robert Walendy, Sales Director at svt Industry.

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Andreas Pfitzinger Battery Safety

Andreas Pfitzinger
Salesmanager svt Industry – OEM Battery Safety & Aviation

svt Products GmbH
Gluesinger Strasse 86
21217 Seevetal, Germany
A.Pfitzinger@svt.de