Providing a service for discharging high voltage batteries down to 0V and de-energising discharged batteries.
A dedicated service for:
battery manufacturers (in terms of production waste);
recyclers before subjecting the batteries to a mechanical shredding (grinding) process;
entities responsible for the logistics (transport and storage) of non-approved or end-of-life batteries;
service based on own equipment with proprietary software - both not available on the market outside the BEB
automation of the unloading process based on the above mentioned system - minimisation of the human factor in order to eliminate fire risks resulting from human errors
no use of chemicals or brine in the discharge process - modules after the process are in the same physical condition as before the process
the whole process for each battery or cell is recorded in the system's records - records of the discharge process available to the customer on request
discharges to 0V and then the batteries/cells are protected in a way that prevents them from being recharged and from self-discharge.
recovery of energy potential (automatic "standing up" of the battery/cell after discharge)
at the end of the process the batteries/cells are marked with an indelible marking
Service delivery model:
the service is always provided at the customer's site
the service is provided on the basis of a system operated entirely by BEB staff (qualified staff required)
on a large scale, a fixed model with remuneration based on the number of modules unloaded is preferred, in which case the service is provided in a separate, covered and enclosed (hall) part of the customer's facility where the equipment is permanently set up.
on a smaller scale, a mobile model is possible, whereby a mobile BEB unloading station arrives at the customer's site at predetermined intervals, e.g. monthly, for a predetermined number of days and the number of modules requested by the customer are then processed. In this case, a subscription-based solution is preferable, based on the number of working days the unit is on site for the customer. The mobile unloading station needs a hardened site and access to a power supply. In addition, a sheltered area is required for quarantining the modules.
minimising fire risks in the logistic processes (storage and transport) of batteries and cells (objective)
enabling grinding of modules (due to 0V and 0W the process does not wear out grinders beyond normal mechanical wear)