Topics: Powertrain & Propulsion
Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more visible on today's roadways and the automotive companies are working hard to make these vehicles as transparent as possible to enhance consumer acceptance. The battery system forms a key part of any of these vehicles and is probably the least understood. With practically no moving parts the battery systems show no visible or audible warning of any latent dangers. This seminar will introduce participants to the risks encountered in handling high voltage battery systems and their component parts. With the understanding of these risks, the seminar will then address how to raise risk awareness and then methods of dealing with those risks. The outcome of this seminar should be improved avoidance of personal injury, reduced risk of reputation loss and product liability actions and reduced risk of loss of property and time.
Students will have an opportunity to participate in a real world battery handling case study scenario in which they will identify solutions for potential risk situations.
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
This seminar is primarily intended for vehicle and battery engineers, battery system integration engineers, battery testing engineers, safety systems engineers, electrical engineers and thermal management engineers recently assigned to their roles or returning to hybrid or electric vehicle programs. It will also be beneficial to those involved in the specification, design, development, testing and planning of hybrid vehicle programs. Prototype shop staff will find the safety protocol aspects helpful.
SAE course C0626, Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Systems, is recommended as a prerequisite. Material presented will be practical in nature and is based on selected fundamentals of chemistry, materials science, electrical and mechanical engineering. An undergraduate degree in electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering will assist in gaining maximum benefit from the material presented. Experience or training in battery electrochemistry is helpful, but not essential.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.