Lithium batteries power almost everything: remote car locks, cell phones, laptops, electric cars, and a truly endless list of other objects. As lithium batteries become ever more ubiquitous, manufacturers have moved from producing small batches of lithium batteries to much larger operations to meet the growing demand. Industries that commonly use lithium batteries include:
- Medical Devices
- And more.
No matter the industry or planned use for a lithium battery, one aspect of lithium battery assembly remains constant: controlling moisture during the production process. Uncontrolled moisture or humidity can lead to a lithium battery with a reduced lifespan or lowered performance and charging capacity. Failing to control moisture during the assembly of a lithium battery can have even more dire consequences, creating safety concerns such as a risk of explosion.
When you are involved with lithium battery assembly, you need to maintain extreme control over the humidity of the production space. The best way to do so is using an environmentally controlled dry room.
Dry Room Requirements for Lithium Battery Production
As lithium battery production requires strict humidity control and moisture control, dry rooms represent a unique solution for lithium battery assembly. After all, it is not enough for your environmental conditions to be simply dry lithium battery assembly. For lithium battery production, environmental conditions are generally recommended to have a dew point less than (-)35°C and a moisture content of 0.14 grams per kg of dry air. Air changes should be kept constant with 20 to 50 air changes per hour.
While designing your dry room, consider the following main critical variables:
- The space available for your dry room
- The internal heat load and room exhaust
- Degree of humidity and moisture control necessary
Another factor to consider is that workers operating within the dry room are a significant contributor to moisture in the controlled environment. The average person releases 1500 to 2000 grains per hour through breathing and perspiration.
All moisture and humidity must be accounted for, addressed, and controlled while designing and constructing your dry room to produce and assemble high-quality lithium batteries.
Vernick Dry Rooms for Humidity Control & Lithium Battery Assembly
At Vernick, we pride ourselves on designing and constructing quality dry rooms for all your lithium battery production needs. We also produce dry rooms for any other application requiring moisture control or humidity control. Offering turnkey solutions created through our 8-Step Process, we save you time and money while establishing a quality dry room or controlled environment room to fit your unique specifications for a variety of industries.
To get started and learn more about how our custom dry rooms can help you in your lithium battery assembly or with any other application requiring humidity and moisture controlled dry rooms, contact us today! A prosperous relationship begins with a single conversation.