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Battery inspection

In the ever-evolving landscape of battery technology, engineers play a critical role in pushing the boundaries of energy storage capabilities. However, with great innovation comes great responsibility, as battery defects can have dire consequences.

In 2016, the widely reported cases of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding not only resulted in massive recalls but also dealt a significant blow to Samsung’s reputation and finances. Ensuring the safety and reliability of batteries has never been more crucial, especially in the face of costly recalls and potential safety hazards.

Traditional inspection techniques like voltage testing, visual inspection, and destructive testing fall short in providing comprehensive insights into the root causes of battery defects. However, with Lumafield's Neptune industrial CT scanner and Voyager analysis software, engineers can gain unparalleled visibility into battery structures and identify critical issues such as anode overhang, particles or debris, and delamination and swelling.

Voyager offers a suite of powerful features that make it an indispensable tool for battery engineers. Its high-resolution 3D reconstruction capabilities allow engineers to visualize the internal structure of batteries in intricate detail, enabling precise examinations of electrodes, separators, particles, and debris that might affect performance. With the Advanced Dimensioning tool, engineers can take accurate measurements of critical features like anode overhang, ensuring optimal design and performance. Additionally, the 2D slice views provide valuable insights into potential delamination and swelling issues within the battery. The Expanded Scan Volume Advanced Module enhances resolution, particularly for larger cells, facilitating thorough inspections and enabling engineers to address any potential defects with confidence.

The Engineer’s Guide to Battery Defects

Download our free white paper, The Engineer's Guide to Battery Defects, to learn about the common causes of battery defects and how industrial CT scanning provides a comprehensive, non-destructive solution to address these challenges effectively. With Lumafield's Neptune industrial CT scanner and Voyager analysis software, battery engineers can safeguard against costly mishaps and ensure the continued progress of safe and reliable energy storage solutions.

We also have a free webinar available for on-demand viewing where a CT expert walks through a series of battery scans and demonstrates Voyager's powerful tools in real time, followed by a Q&A.

Looking for an introduction to batteries? Explore our Scan of the Month featuring an alkaline AAA battery and two lithium-ion batteries.

Industrial CT empowers battery engineers to meet and exceed the demands of safety, reliability, and innovation as they chart new territory in battery technology.

Download The Engineer's Guide to Battery Defects