Safety Research Priorities

A prioritized list of R&D activities was determined by the working group who created a list of topics and ranked their importance. The full list R&D priorities is available for download in excel format.

To be involved in the task force that reassesses the prioritized list of R&D activities e-mail energystorage@sandia.gov and put task force – R&D priorities in the subject.

  • Short term priorities identified:
    • Fire Suppression testing and analysis
    • Thermal runaway research
    • System scale burn test
    • Commodity classification development
    • Fire and vent gas modeling and analysis
  • Longer term priorities: as resources allow.
    • DC fusing recommendations
    • How to handle stranded energy
    • Access control guidance
    • Guide to ESS safety analysis
    • R&D to address gaps found in standards