The new service will help improve the safety of battery-powered assistive devices at airports as the airline industry prioritizes reducing the carbon footprint of operations.
NORTHBROKE, Illinois, Oct. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, today evaluated a lithium-ion battery powered ground support device for aviation to meet UL 5840:2022. Introducing a new service, the standard for the electrical systems of battery-powered aircraft ground support equipment.
UL Solutions’ new service is an important enabler for the aviation industry to accelerate the adoption of electric ground support devices, which can make a significant contribution to meeting carbon emission reduction goals.
UL 5840 provides clearly defined safety requirements that specifically address fire, shock, and explosion hazards associated with lithium-ion battery-powered airport ground equipment (GSE). The standard enables customers to accelerate the roll-out of battery-powered ground equipment to meet the requirements of carbon emission reduction programs mandated by relevant local authorities and receive subsidies for investments in additional green operations. gets qualification.
To reduce the environmental impact of airport operations, key aviation industry stakeholders supported the development of this standard as they transition their existing ground equipment to more energy-efficient electric vehicles. The standard also addresses the re-fitting of lithium-ion batteries to more traditional diesel-powered equipment, as this is a method often used to upgrade existing fleets.
“UL Solutions addresses a major challenge for the aviation industry by addressing the safe installation, use and maintenance of lithium-ion batteries in aviation ground support equipment,” said Maurice Johnson, product manager at UL Solutions. “Our new service is an important enabler for the aviation industry to accelerate the adoption of electric ground support devices, which can make a significant contribution to meeting carbon emission reduction targets.”
There is a general consensus among managers of hazmat and ground support teams in the airline industry that prevention is the most effective way to help ensure safety. UL solution testing and certification to meet the UL 5840 standard helps reduce potential issues associated with the use, installation and maintenance of lithium-ion batteries in ground support equipment, ultimately supporting the adoption and electrification of such vehicles.
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