Dec. 3, 2015 – Valence Technology has received American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Type Approval for its U-Charge XP lithium ion batteries and battery management system. This designation indicates that the battery modules and the BMS systems are suitable for marine and offshore applications, as well as for power supply/power distribution.
Approval is additional recognition of the safety and suitability of the U-Charge XP® Lithium Ion battery series and management system in marine environments.
Since its inception in 1862, ABS has been a global leader in marine safety. With nearly 4,000 technical professionals positioned around the world, the ABS team has the experience, knowledge and professional judgment to assist members and clients in developing their marine projects.
“We are pleased to announce Type Approval by ABS of Valence’s U-Charge XP product line,” commented Paul Krueger vice president of engineering at Valence. “The marine market is an important sector for Valence. This approval demonstrates the suitability of our technology for marine applications, and provides assurance of our product safety. Along with our recent certification by DNV-GL, this shows our commitment to and product fit for the marine market.”
Valence produces a range of safe, proven lithium ion battery modules that can be scaled to any capacity and up to 800v using a Valence proprietary Battery Management System (BMS). The BMS provides balancing control while providing a communication interface via CANBus to the outside world from the Valence modules. A Master Battery Server (MBS) can also be used in systems where redundancy is desired or a specific communications protocol, such as ModBus, SMBus or other CANBus derivative, if required by the vessel. The ABS Type approval provides additional assurance of using Valence products in challenging marine environments.
Valence Technology is a global leader in the development and manufacture of safe, long-life modular lithium iron magnesium phosphate advanced energy storage solutions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Valence’s solutions enable some of the world’s most innovative and environmentally friendly applications, ranging from commercial electric vehicles to industrial and marine equipment.
Valence offers a proven technology and manufacturing infrastructure that delivers ISO-certified products and processes, including an extensive global patent portfolio. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Texas, Valence Technology has a research and development center in Nevada, a European sales office in Northern Ireland, manufacturing facilities and APAC sales operations in China, and global fulfillment centers in North America and Europe. For more information please visit lithiumwerks.com.
U-Charge is a registered trademark of Valence Technology.
For more information: Valence Technology, 512-527-2920
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