Prepare to Meet New Classification Requirements

The United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods Sub-Committee has undertaken an initiative to classify lithium batteries based on their inherent risks. This means manufacturers of lithium batteries need to test batteries for failure as opposed to simply meeting the UN 38.3 test requirements. Our staff assists companies to better understand the inherent hazards associated with their cells and batteries to prepare to meet all applicable classification testing requirements.

Fulcrum: Your Lithium Battery Testing Specialist

At Americase, our testing laboratory specializes in testing energetic materials and products, focusing on lithium batteries and the products powered by them. Our team customizes our testing strategy to each client’s unique needs and provides recommendations and guidance on how to meet and exceed certifications and standards with all our customers.

Guaranteed Safer, Higher-Performing Batteries

Through our in-house testing laboratory, we’ve assisted a wide variety of clients to ensure their cells, batteries, and battery powered products meet performance, reliability, and safety compliance standards. The testing we perform helps our customers better understand how safe their batteries really are and the data we gather assists them in designing the safest batteries. 

At Americase, we’re proud to help our clients ensure the safety and performance of their battery products’ unanticipated usage and environmental and hazard conditions to avoid costly recalls and dangerous DDR events.

Understanding Your Company’s Safety Events

Our laboratory’s findings provide data and test results that can be used to determine if a recall is required. If your company has experienced a safety event and is considering a recall, Americase is ready to assist and get to the root cause of the event and how likely it is to occur again.

We can also help determine if the product needs to be shipped as damaged or defective batteries and require special packaging.

Reduce Your Supply Chain Disruptions

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Navigation Council implemented a 30% State of Charge requirement in April 2016 until other controls are put into place for an acceptable level of safety. Then, performance-based packaging standards were identified as one of the most suitable controls. The new standard is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and will be incorporated into the international air transport regulations.

At Americase, we encourage companies to start testing their batteries and battery-operated products as early as possible to be prepared and limit supply chain disruption.

Focus on doing what you do best. We’ll do the safety and compliance testing for you.