WattAlps has developed a ground-breaking new immersion cooling technology that pushes the limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries and is now certified to two leading industry safety standards in response to the increasing popularity of battery-powered machines.
Environmental concerns have fueled the electric battery market, with the need to reduce the impact of heavy-duty machinery posing a significant obstacle.
WattAlps has invested a decade in R&D to develop its innovative immersion cooling system and has obtained ISO 26262 and IEC 62619 certifications for its technology, making it the first company to satisfy both stringent industry standards with an immersion cooling battery.
New ground-breaking immersion cooling battery from WattAlps
WattAlps has succeeded in enhancing the safety, performance, and longevity of lithium-ion batteries by leveraging the expertise and knowledge of the French research institute CEA, thereby expanding the potential for the development of 100% electric industrial machinery.
In fact, scientific studies demonstrate that immersion cooling has a 25% longer lifespan than other cooling technologies, the ability to charge at twice the greater rates, and a reduced risk of thermal runaway.
Immersion cooling is a very promising battery technology, and an increasing number of companies are investing in it for the electrification of high-end applications. WattAlps, an industrial start-up in the Auvergne Rhone Alpes Region, has been a market pioneer for more than a decade and receives support from the French government and the European Commission.
WattAlps devoted 2022 to the launch of its third generation of batteries, which will include pilot field trials with customers and a rigorous plan to test the batteries in a variety of environmental and safety situations, simulating potential scenarios in heavy-duty and extreme applications (crash, crush, fire, immersion, vibration, shocks, corrosion, etc.).
WattAlps batteries passed all exhaustive tests with flying colors, retaining their functionality even after supposedly destructive testing.
Certification organizations have now validated these remarkable test results. Both KIWA and TECRIS evaluated the safety of WattAlps’ products and confirmed that its batteries comply with the IEC 62619 and ISO 262619 standards, respectively.
This is a first for a battery system employing immersion cooling technology and confirms WattAlps’ position as the market champion in this technology.