Batteries, Batteries Everywhere...Why the Fires?

Mar 23

Batteries, Batteries Everywhere...Why the Fires?

Mar 23 2017 - Mar 23 2017

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Batteries, Batteries Everywhere...Why the Fires?

Thursday, March 23, 2017  2:00 pm Eastern

What it’s about:

Lithium ion batteries are all over the news for creating fires and causing injuries. Understanding exactly what causes these fires can be very complex and involves a battery system, not just a battery. This webinar will discuss how lithium ion batteries are similar to the lead acid batteries in our cars and how they differ. Once we understand what a lithium ion battery is, we will discuss what causes it to catch fire.

At the conclusion of this webinar, the active participant will understand:

  • How lithium ion batteries work
  • The lithium ion battery system
  • How these batteries can catch fire

What it’s about:

Those involved with losses caused by battery fires, those involved with fire investigations, and those who want to better understand battery-related losses will benefit from this webinar.


Individual Pricing:

CPCU Society members: FREE
Nonmembers: $79

Group Pricing (Unlimited Participants at One Location):

CPCU Society members: FREE
Nonmembers: $189

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Continuing Education for CPCUs

CPCUs who attend will be awarded one credit hour towards the CE for CPCUs program. Learn more about Continuing Education for CPCUs here.



Randy Clarksean

Dr. Randy Clarksean is a mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of experience. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator as well as a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor. He has investigated fires involving all types of mechanical and electrical systems, including batteries, failed regulators, natural gas leaks, electrical shorts, high-resistance connectors, pyrophoric materials and detonations in piping. Dr. Clarksean's expertise is in thermal systems things—that get hot and cold for a reason.

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