As lithium-ion batteries become more frequently used in UPS systems of all sizes, legitimate questions arise among end users, engineers, contractors, and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ). This session covers latest IFC fire codes and NFPA standards, and their requirements for large format lithium-ion installations, both indoor and outdoor. Items addressed are site selection, maximum and minimum lithium quantities, and fire detection and suppression requirements and techniques. Applications where lithium-ion batteries will be deployed in areas formerly occupied by lead-acid batteries, may result in significant changes to the room where the battery is located. Proactive planning is a must, to ensure successful installations.
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