Failure Event - US, WI, Franklin - 10 Aug 2016

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Location: US, WI, Franklin
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Installation: Factory
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Event Date: 10 August 2016
System Age (yr): 0
Extent of Damage: Fire
State During Accident: Assembly, Installation
Description: S&C Electric was assembling a BESS at its facility. The batteries were not operating nor connected to a power source/load when the partially assembled lithium ion system caught fire, starting in one of the DC power and control compartments of a battery rack and then propagating. Fire suppression and containment systems were not yet functional, but propgation was limited to one container with water cooling. The fire extinguished in a few hours.
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Source: S&C
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