Automotive Lead Battery Advancements (ALBA) Workshop (formerly DCA & Heat Workshop)
As the next iteration of successful workshop held over the last few years, this year's DCA & Heat workshop has a new name and will be held from 11am-5.30pm on the 12th July, and from 8.30am-3pm on the 13th July, and will include a networking dinner in the evening of the 12th July.
This year’s event, Automotive Lead Battery Advancements (ALBA) Workshop, will address the following topics:
- New durability test methods for shallow-cycle life, high-temperature endurance, and float charging of automotive batteries
- New requirements and test method development for 12V auxiliary (automotive non-starter) batteries, including pulse power, rechargeability and peak voltage absorption
- Mechanisms and morphology limitations for charge acceptance – on time scales ranging from seconds (DCA) to hours
- Test cells and cell testing – open exchange about laboratory methods, this year with a special focus on high-temperature tests and truly recombinant AGM cells
- Functional Safety – new requirements versus state of the art for battery design and process quality, supporting battery diagnostics, commodity and aftermarket concepts
- Inhomogeneous and sudden failure mechanisms and their impact on vehicle reliability: cell defects (“shorts”), open connections, icing, etc.
Compact plenary talks will expose up-to-date material on each of the topics to all participants. In subsequent break-out sessions, each participant will have the opportunity to discuss in depth 2 of the topics and plan collaborative work streams associated with them.
Download the draft ALBA Workshop schedule. (updated June 25, 2022)
CBI will host a Battery Academy on 11-12 July and also hold its European Technical Workshop on 13-14 July all at the same location.
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We are looking forward to meeting you in person this summer in Italy!