Batteries & Energy storage

As an independent and accredited body, LCIE Bureau Veritas assesses the compliance of cells, batteries and BMS under European and international standards and regulations.

OUR COVERED AREAS

  • Compliance with battery safety standards
  • Compliance with the EMC & DBT directive
  • Compliance with the UN38.3 dangerous goods transport regulations
  • COFRAC / IECEE recognition

ACCESS TO MARKETS

  • CB Scheme
  • IECEE member countries
  • CE labeling

COVERED MATERIALS TYPES

  • Lead batteries
  • Ni-Cd batteries
  • Ni-MH batteries
  • Lithium batteries
  • Alkaline batteries

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BMS)

  • Design assistance
  • Verification of intrinsic safety levels (IEC 61508) – SILX (X = 1 to 4) or ASILX (X = A to D)

ECO-ENVIRONMENT

Compliance with the 2006/66 / EC battery directive which deals with the limitation of hazardous substances and the treatment of end-of-life products.

  • Limitation of substances
  • Battery labeling requirements
  • Information requirements for users
  • Treatment of end-of-life products

OUR TESTS

ELECTRIC

  • Thermal packaging
  • Nail perforation
  • Crushing
  • Internal (Li) / external short circuit
  • Overload
  • Forced discharge

MECHANICAL

  • Crushing of elements
  • Fall
  • Shock
  • Vibration

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Temperature cycles
  • Use at excessive temperature
  • Low pressure (Ni)

OTHER

  • Continuous charging at low speed
  • Molding stress
  • Incorrect installation

ACCORDING TO UN38.3

  • T1: altitude simulation
  • T2: Thermal test
  • T3: Vibrations
  • T4: Shocks
  • T5: External short circuit
  • T6: Impact / Crush
  • T7: Overload
  • T8: Forced discharge

REGULATIONS AND APPLICABLE STANDARDS

Security

Performance

Transport

Piles Lithium

IEC 60086-1
IEC 60086-4

UN38.3

Piles Alcalines (et salines)

IEC 60086-1
IEC 60086-2
IEC 60086-5

 

Batteries Plomb (Starter, Stationnary, General Purpose, Traction)

 

NF EN 50342
IEC 60896-X
IEC 61056-X
IEC 60254-X
IEC 61427-1

Batteries Ni-Cd

IEC 62133-1

IEC 61951-1
IEC 60623
IEC 60285
IEC 61959

 

Batteries Ni-MH

IEC 62133-1

IEC 61951-2

 

Batteries Lithium

IEC 62133-2

IEC 61960

IEC 62281

UN38.3

DIRECTIVE 2006/66 / CE: BATTERY

The Battery Directive does not imply CE labeling.

  • Prohibition of mercury use (except button battery) and cadmium (except portable tool, alarm system, medical system) ban on Cd in portable tools since January 2017.
  • Hg, Cd, or Pb labeling if threshold is exceeded
  • Capacity (Ah or Wh)
  • Recycling (Annex II, separate collection)
  • Recycling (Annex III, ex: 65% of Pb batteries must be recycled)

 

LOW VOLTAGE DIRECTIVE 2014/35 / EU

Implies CE labeling.

  • For batteries with voltage> 75V DC

DIRECTIVE 2014/30 / EU: ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

Implies CE labeling.

  • For batteries with electronics management of charge/discharge (BMS). For example for Li-ion batteries

The batteries are intended for use in an electrical product subject to CE labeling, which depends on a safety standard based on the battery used.