Lithium Battery Storage and SafetyLithium ion batteries are known to spontaneously ignite and pose fire hazards due to overheating from poor battery design, damage to the battery through a drop or strike, electrical shorting, overcharging, rapid discharge, or increased storage temperatures. Li-ion batteries contain lithium metal, which is highly combustible. Poor battery design, electrical shorting, overcharging, rapid discharge, or increased storage temperatures can all cause batteries to overheat.
Several types of buildings to store or charge lithium batteries are available, including fire-rated single and double-room buildings to separate storage from charging stations. Li-ion battery storage buildings from U.S. Chemical Storage are custom-engineered to fit your quantity and arrangement needs. Some lithium battery storage buildings are designed with fiberglass floor grating to protect against corrosion. Shelving, cubbies, or worksurfaces can be included depending on your needs. The buildings can also be designed with temperature control units and sensors to protect lithium ion batteries from overheating or freezing. Fire-rated and non fire-rated construction is available, depending on the proximity of the storage to occupied buildings or the time needed to implement your fire plan.