Battery manufacturer MG Energy Systems has announced that all the company’s lithium-ion batteries now comply with the ES-TRIN 62619 and 62620 regulation.
The regulation stands for European Standard laying down Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation vessels, and with the prevalence of electric and hybrid propulsion systems increasing within the maritime sector, the international standard ensures that Li-ion battery banks have been safely and reliably installed on board a vessel.
The regulation is applicable to inland waterway vessels, sea-going ships, motor tankers, canal barges, tugs and more.
Several safety and performance tests including Battery Management Systems, MG Master HV and MG Master LV were carried out in early 2021 on the company’s existing battery models. MG carried out the tests on three types of Li-ion batteries that it offers: the HE series, up to 460V DC; LFP series, up to 460V DC; and the liquid-cooled, high-performance RS series, up to 900V DC.
The models subsequently passed the testing and certification process in summer 2021, and as a result, the battery range now complies with the ES-TRIN regulation.