Hazard Analysis for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

Manage the safety of your large-scale battery installation

Advitech brings a breadth of expertise to hazard and risk analysis of battery systems. Our Electrical, Process and Risk and Functional Safety Engineers work together to comprehensively examine existing or proposed systems.

Advitech can provide hazard and risk assessment across the whole lifecycle of the installation, from initial planning and approval to design and construction and operations and maintenance addressing:

  • preliminary hazard assessments,
  • fire safety studies,
  • emissions,
  • noise,
  • first-responder procedures, and
  • electrical safety of largescale battery systems.

Advitech has extensive experience conducting preliminary hazard analysis (PHA) studies to meet development approval requirements from initial screening assessments through to quantitative analysis to determine likelihood of failure modes and consequence models for hazardous event scenarios. We can also conduct design, constructability and operability risk assessments with a range of assessment tools, including CHAIR, HAZID, HAZOP and Bowtie analysis to ensure risks across the whole lifecycle are understood and managed.

Where operating hazards are unable to be sufficiently managed through other means, Advitech Functional Safety Engineers can help determine if functional safety systems might be employed to address those risks. Advitech can use tools such as Fault Tree or LOPA to identify safety functions and corresponding safety integrity requirements. Advitech can also conduct verification and assessment activities for safety systems once they’re designed.

With our technology specialists and risk assessment experts, we are uniquely placed to understand risk and help develop cost-effective controls for any BESS facility.

Our experience in battery energy storage systems

Advitech has extensive experience in the energy storage, chemicals and explosives industries on control systems, risk management and compliance. We have an international reputation in the energy, clean technology and R&D sectors, and our team pioneered much of the work investigating safety issues related to stationary battery systems. Previous projects include:

  • Risk and Safety assessment, Waratah Super Battery project  – Akaysha Energy, NSW
  • Dangerous Goods Report, Tomago Battery Manufacturing Facility – Energy Renaissance, NSW.
  • Battery enclosure Design – Energy Renaissance, NSW.
  • Battery system design and installation for remote environmental monitoring stations, Bowen Coking Coal, Broadmeadow East, Qld.
  • Battery system design and installation for remote environmental monitoring station, Meandu environmental monitoring, Meandu Mine, Qld.

Our certifications

  • Quality Management System – Certificate No. QEC 12004
  • Health and Safety Management System – Certificate No. HSM 41705
  • Environmental Management System – Certificate No. EMS 41724

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