AppliedSensor Inc. CEO Thomas Aiken to Present New Research on Rapid Detection of Gas Emissions from Lithium ION Cells at 2012 SAE World Congress

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Research Supports Future of Electric Vehicles, Reduction of Automotive Carbon Footprint

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As pioneers in gas sensor technology, this presentation is an opportunity for attendees to gain some insight about the most recent work we’ve done to ensure lithium ion batteries are a safe, effective solution for electric vehicles.

AppliedSensor, a designer and manufacturer of chemical sensor components, today announced that AppliedSensor Inc. CEO Thomas Aiken will present new research data on battery cell emissions monitoring at the Society for Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) World Congress, April 25, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Aiken’s presentation will address the question of whether gas emissions from lithium ion cells can be detected rapidly enough to represent a new tool for pack diagnostics and safety. The findings will present OEMs with a solution to support continued development of electric vehicles. SAE attendees will include more than 10,000 international engineers, academics, government officials and others from the automotive engineering sector.

“Our goal is to continue supporting future endeavors in automotive technology. To do this, we need to remain a step ahead of our customers to determine what they need to get to the next level. As pioneers in gas sensor technology, this presentation is an opportunity for attendees to gain some insight about the most recent work we’ve done to ensure lithium ion batteries are a safe, effective solution for electric vehicles,” said Aiken.

AppliedSensor tested three types of automotive sensors (volatile organics and hydrogen) under nail penetration, overcharge and short-circuit stress parameters in a controlled test environment. Data concluded that volatile organic compound (VOC) and hydrogen sensors rapidly detect flammable gases emitted from lithium ion cells. Other findings include:

  • Gas is detected prior to temperature increase
  • Gas is detected prior to combustion
  • Sensors withstand high pressure and temperature of combustion

Aiken will be available on the exhibit floor from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on April 26 for an extended, informal discussion of his presentation. During the three-day event, attendees will have access to the latest technical knowledge, peer-to-peer networking, management programs and an innovators-only exhibition.

About AppliedSensor
Relying on 25 years of research and development, AppliedSensor designs and manufactures chemical sensor systems for a broad range of applications, including intelligent indoor air quality (iAQ) monitors for building automation, in-cabin air quality monitors for passenger vehicles and hydrogen leak sensors for fuel cell vehicles. AppliedSensor has offices in Warren, New Jersey and Reutlingen, Germany. Additional information is available at http://www.appliedsensor.com.

Contacts:
Thomas Aiken, AppliedSensor: tom(dot)aiken(at)appliedsensor(dot)com, 908‐222‐1477
Mar Junge, c3PR: mar(at)c3pr(dot)com, 408‐730‐8506, mobile 408‐219‐0101

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