Battery Risk Assessments & Corrective Action

The landscape for battery manufacturers and product-makers is changing. While pre-market risk assessments used to be a matter of choice, today they are all but nonnegotiable. The inherent risk of a battery failure means companies face increased pressure to identify safety issues and implement corrective actions in advance of a battery product hitting the market or being integrated into its final application, whether as part of a vehicle, grid storage system, medical device, or consumer product.

At Exponent, we bring experienced, cross-industry engineering and scientific expertise to pre- and post-market battery risk assessments, providing solutions for every step of the design and development phases. Our work spans companies and batteries of all types, sizes, and scales, with a focus on helping clients embed a “management of change” mindset into their organizations. This means we provide clients with cost-effective tools that enable continuous monitoring and tracking of product safety profiles — and the suppliers who contribute to them — over the long run.

Our Approach

When our clients begin developing a battery or battery-powered product, they typically follow an established development process that ultimately leads to product commercialization and market entry. At Exponent, we take a more demanding approach — one rooted in our deep history in failure analysis and product reliability assessments. In addition to confirming that the product meets established performance specifications, we test how a product might fail when exposed to a variety of misuse or abuse conditions to identify technical concerns, prioritize risks, and provide sound, objective technical guidance on corrective actions. Our services are always tailored to our clients’ needs but broadly include:

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