Safe Operation of Lithium-ion Battery Installations

Learning Topic: Safety

22 minutes

Product code: #0681

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The aim of this title is to make the learners aware of the properties and potential hazards from lithium-ion batteries, how and why they must be closely monitored, and how lithium-ion battery fires can be prevented.

Lithium-ion batteries need to be charged, discharged, and managed in a very different way to the conventional batteries which crew are familiar with. Failure to carry out proper battery management can lead to exothermic reactions within the batteries, fires, and the release of toxic and flammable gasses.

What you'll learn

Identify why the use of lithium-ion batteries for propulsion has increased in recent years

Identify the main characteristics and potential risks of lithium-ion batteries used for propulsion

State what is meant by ‘Thermal runaway’ of lithium batteries and why it is dangerous

Identify the monitoring needed for lithium-ion batteries

Identify what can be done to prevent or contain lithium-ion battery fires


  • English


  • Engine – Management
  • Electric – Operational
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  • SOLAS II-2 Part D Electrical Installations


  • UK MCA MGN 550 (M+F) Electrical Installations -Guidance for Safe Design, Installation and Operation of Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Norwegian Maritime Authority’s Circular Series V, Guidelines for chemical energy storage – maritime battery systems
  • Norwegian Maritime Authority’s Safety notice 04/2021, Update – Battery fire with subsequent gas explosion