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Data Center World 2022

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Preventing Thermal Runaway: Can lithium-ion battery fires be prevented?

William Sudah  (Business Development - Mission Critical, Honeywell Fire)

Location: 9BC

Date: Wednesday, March 30

Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Honeywell Fire

As the industry is shifting from lead acid to lithium-ion batteries, there is a growing concern on safety. This educational session will explain the four stages of battery failure and how to prevent thermal runaway with proper "Advanced Detection". It will demonstrate the gases released prior to and after thermal runaway and illustrate why conventional gas detectors are not designed to prevent this failure. All findings are supported by third party testing including UL9540A recent test report. This session will also include the latest changes in codes and standards brought by city officials, and efficient design examples aimed at lowering end user costs.


1 - Identify 4 stages of battery failure
2 - Understand and identify the gases released before thermal runaway
3 - Key takeaways from recent UL9540A test report
4 - Codes/standards changes in relation to lithium-ion use