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ARC, Accelerating Rate Calorimeter

System Choice

ES-ARC

EV-ARC

EV+

  • World's best-selling and benchmark adiabatic calorimeter
  • Calorimeter choice: Standard only (10cm x 10cm Chamber Size)
  • Sample range - components to small pouch/cylindrical
  • Electronics housed in lower section with calorimeter sited in upper section blast box
  • Working volume: 0.25m3
  • Mid-sized system 
  • Calorimeter choice: Standard and EV (25cm x 50cm Chamber Size)
  • Sample range: components (standard calorimeter) to EV batteries (EV calorimeter)
  • Separate electronic cabinet with top opening blast box for calorimeter with fume extraction
  • Working volume: 0.57m3
  • Largest system
  • Calorimeter choice: Standard, EV and EV+ (40cm x 44cm Chamber Size)
  • Sample range: components (standard
  • calorimeter) to small modules (EV+ calorimeter)
  • EV+ calorimeter designed to fulfil requirements of Sandia 2005-3123, SAE J2464, USABC / FreedomCAR and UN & UL tests
  • Working volume: 1.93m3
     

Calorimeter Choice

 

Calorimeter

Standard

EV

EV+

Chamber dimensions

10cm diameter x 10cm depth

25cm diameter x 50cm depth

40cm diameter x 44cm depth

Temperature range

Ambient* ~ 600°C

Ambient* ~ 450°C

Ambient* ~ 300°C

Thermocouple specification

Resolution 0.001°C

Precision <0.2% Accuracy 0.7%

Resolution 0.001°C

Precision <0.2% Accuracy 0.7%

Resolution 0.001°C

Precision <0.2% Accuracy 0.7%

No. of heaters

8

8

8

Pressure range

0 - 200 bar

0 - 200 bar

0 - 14 bar

Sensitivity

0.002°C/min

0.02°C/min

0.02°C/min

Safety

0.25m3 blast box

0.57m3 blast box

1.25m3 blast box

Control modes

Adiabatic Ramping

Isothermal

Isoperibolic

Step Isothermal

Adiabatic Ramping

Isothermal

Isoperibolic

Step Isothermal

Adiabatic Ramping

Isothermal

Isoperibolic

Step Isothermal

Control / Analysis Software

NI Labview based

NI Labview based

NI Labview based

Electrical requirement

200-250V, 16A 3.5kW

200-250V, 16A 3.5kW

200-250V, 32A 7.0kW

Dimensions (L x W x H)

Electronics Unit and Blast Box
80cm x 70cm x 167cm

 


Blast Box (door open)
80cm x 150cm x 167cm

Electronics Unit
55cm x 60cm x 107cm
Blast Box
123cm x 98cm x 97cm
Blast Box (door open)
123cm x 98cm x 192cm

Electronics Unit
55cm x 60cm x 107cm
Blast Box
167cm x 105cm x 116cm
Blast Box (door open)
187cm x 105cm x 194cm

 

* -40°C with LNFO option

 

Calorimeter

Standard

EV

EV+

Applications

 

Cell components

 

 

Coin cells

 

 

18650/small cylindrical

Small pouch

Mono cells

Large pouch/prismatic/cylindrical

 

Small modules

 

 

Approximate capacity of DUT

50mAh to 5Ah

500mAh to 100Ah

1Ah to 130Ah

Features

 

Video camera

 

 

‘Closed test’ canister pressure measurement

Integrated cables for current / voltage measurement

 

 

Independent safety cutout

Embedded heaters

Options

 

KSU Integrated single channel battery cycler – customer specified voltage and current range

NPCO Pneumatic nail penetration and crush

NPCO-CS Controlled speed nail penetration crush option

 

CPU Automatic specific heat capacity measurement up to 200°C

MPO Multipoint thermocouple for spatial distribution measurement

SCO Button operated electronic contactor for external shorting of batteries

LNFO Liquid nitrogen flow for low temperature application, -40°C start temperature

SSU Gas collection, 4 samples – automatic collection at any time, temperature or pressure

SSS Single sample gas collection during or after test into collection vessel, up to 4 litre sample

PRU Pneumatic raising and lowering of calorimetrer lid

 

 

RHA Motor driven lifting and rotation of calorimeter lid

 

SGU Integrated unit for software-controlled spark generation

 

IRU IR camera for in-situ thermal imaging

 

 

ETU Provides output voltage signals based on test mode to trigger external tester

UPS Maintains operation for up to 1hr in the event of power failure, includes smart shutdown routine

 

VMO/CMO Separate options for logging cell voltage or short-circuit current without integrated cycler