[NY] 1206.13 Electrochemical Energy Storage System Technology Specific Protection
Electrochemical energy storage system installations shall comply with the requirements of this section in accordance with the applicable requirements of Table 1206.13.
[NY] TABLE 1206.13
ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
|COMPLIANCE REQUIRED b||BATTERY TECHNOLOGY||OTHER ENERGY STORAGE |
SYSTEM AND BATTERY
|CAPACITOR ENERGY |
STORAGE SYSTEM b
|Lead-acid||Ni-Cad and |
|1206.13.1 Exhaust ventilation||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1206.13.2 Spill control and |
|Yes c||Yes c||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1206.13.3 Explosion control||Yes a||Yes a||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|1206.13.4 Safety caps||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|1206.13.5 Thermal runaway||Yes d||Yes||Yes e||No||Yes e||Yes|
- Not required for lead-acid and nickel cadmium batteries at facilities under the exclusive control of communications utilities that comply with NFPA 76 and operate at less than 50 VAC and 60 VDC.
- Protection shall be provided unless documentation acceptable to the fire code official is provided that provides justification why the protection is not necessary based on the technology used.
- Applicable to vented (i.e. flooded) type nickel-cadmium and lead-acid batteries.
- Not required for vented (i.e. flooded) type lead-acid batteries.
- The thermal runaway protection is permitted to be part of an energy storage management system that has been evaluated with the battery as part of the evaluation to UL 1973.
Where required by Section 118.104.22.168, rooms, areas, and walk-in energy storage system units containing energy storage systems shall be protected by an approved continuous gas detection system that complies with Section 916 of this code and with the following:
- The gas detection system shall be designed to activate the mechanical ventilation system when the level of flammable gas in the room, area, or walk-in energy storage system unit exceeds 25 percent of the LFL.
- The mechanical ventilation system shall remain on until the flammable gas detected is less than 25 percent of the LFL.
- The gas detection system shall be provided with a minimum of 2 hours of standby power in accordance with requirements for emergency and standby power systems for gas detection systems in Section 916 of this code.
- Failure of the gas detection system shall annunciate a trouble signal at an approved supervising station in accordance with NFPA 72.
Where required by Table 1206.13 or elsewhere in this code, explosion control complying with Section 911 shall be provided for rooms, areas or walk-in energy storage system units containing electrochemical energy storage system technologies.
- Where approved by the fire code official, explosion control may be waived based on large scale fire testing complying with Section 1206.6 which demonstrates that flammable gases are not liberated from electrochemical energy storage system cells or modules.
- Where approved by the fire code official, explosion control may be waived based on documentation provided that demonstrates that the electrochemical energy storage system technology to be used does not have the potential to release flammable gas concentrations in excess of 25 percent of the LFL anywhere in the room, area, walk-in energy storage system unit or structure under thermal runaway or other fault conditions.