Valence Receives DNV-GL Marine Certification

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Certification is recognition of the safety and suitability of the U-Charge XP battery series and management system

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2015 — Valence Technology has received DNV-GL marine certification for its U-Charge XP batteries and battery management system.  They are the first Lithium battery supplier to gain accreditation through the new combined DNV-GL body.  This designation indicates that the battery modules and the BMS systems are suitable for the installation on maritime surface and submarine vessels.

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, the company’s 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping their customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Harald Pauli, Head of Department Pressure & Underwater Technology for DNV-GL commented,”As the use of lithium based energy becomes more prevalent in today’s marine industry we are delighted to have worked with Valence on the type approval for their safe, scalable energy systems.”

“DNV-GL accreditation represents a major step for Valence and demonstrates the suitability of Valence’s unique scalable technology within the marine sector” said Brian Dargan, Managing Director for the EMEA region at Valence. “We are seeing tremendous growth within the marine market and we believe that DNV-GL certification will assure our existing and future customers of our safety in these demanding applications”

Valence produces a range of safe, proven battery modules that can be scaled to any voltage and any capacity using a Valence proprietary Battery Management System (BMS).  This BMS will provide balancing control while providing a communication interface through CANBus to 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 DNV-GL type approval now also provides the additional assurance of using Valence products in challenging marine environments.

About Valence

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 solutions enable some of the world’s most innovative and environmentally friendly applications, ranging from commercial electric vehicles to industrial and marine equipment.

Valence Cathode Materials are prepared using a unique and versatile preparative method called Carbothermal Reduction (CTR), a process to develop lithium iron magnesium phosphate cathode powder in a very efficient, cost effective, stable and scalable way. CTR makes Valence lithium iron magnesium phosphate powder high quality, longer-lasting, with more sustained conductivity, enhanced performance and ultimately a better cathode material that is more easily manufactured into cells.

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.

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