UL Solutions launches GSE battery safety service

Written by: James Muir |
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UL Solutions has launched a service evaluating the safety of lithium-ion battery-powered ground support equipment.

The service is for GSE meeting UL 5840:2022 standards, which addresses the risk of fire, electric shock and explosions associated with lithium-ion battery-powered GSE.

The Standard helps customers accelerate the adoption of battery-powered GSE to meet carbon emission reduction targets set by local authorities and qualify for subsidies to invest in additional environmentally friendly options.

It also addresses retrofitting lithium-ion batteries into traditional diesel-powered equipment.

Maurice Johnson, Product Manager of UL Solutions, said: “UL Solutions is tackling a major challenge for the aviation industry by addressing safer installation, use and maintenance of lithium-ion batteries in aviation ground support equipment. Our new service is a key enabler for the aviation industry to speed the adoption of electric ground support equipment, which can significantly contribute to meeting carbon emission reduction goals.”

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