Innova Power Solutions’ primary goal is to add value by responding effectively to client needs, keeping operating costs low, and striving to lead the industry with innovative and practical down-hole battery products and services. Innova Power Solutions is a UN Certified battery pack manufacturer and all Technicians are certified under the IPC Soldering Certification criteria, allowing Innova Power Solutions to set the highest quality and performance standards in the down-hole battery industry.
WATSON™ is a PC software application designed to download and display graphical data recorded from the battery pack logger during
WATSON™ transfers the stored information such as temperature, current, capacity and shock & vibration, from the SMART™ family of battery packs onto any computer. This information is displayed through visual graphs for easy to use operation.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Houston, Texas, USA
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SMART BATTERY PACKS
The SMART™ family of battery packs offers an industry leading logger, capable of accurately recording battery pack performance and information including temperature, current, capacity and shock & vibration.
This recorded information is used in conjunction with the WATSON™ software to provide a detailed history record of the battery pack usage. This utilizes the usage of the battery pack to its fullest, eliminating the reliance on tracking by the operators.
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Know the expected temperature and voltage of the battery before putting it in the tool. This is printed on the battery pack.
Check conditions of packs before use:
Often, the most common way a battery is damaged is by being dropped, or rolled off a table. If this happens, check battery immediately for any hot spots or smells. If there is no detection of heat, check voltage of pack to ensure it is at expected voltage for use.
Hot Cell or Pack
A hot cell arises due to a short circuit of the cell or battery, either internally or externally. The cell/pack temperature rises as the event continues and this can lead to the cell reaching critical temperature. Because of this, the pack can potentially vent or explode. This can be an extremely dangerous situation and extreme caution needs to be taken.
Vented Cell or Pack
The severity of a vent can range from a slight leak of electrolyte, to an actual explosion. In the event that a leak is detected, the following precautions should be taken:
Let everyone know immediately what has happened, and isolate the pack within 100 feet of people or other batteries, in a well-ventilated area. There are no preventative methods of containing a battery that is heating up or venting, except removing people from the area and relocating the battery to an area that will cause minimal damage.
It could take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of weeks for a battery to complete its event. Do not handle until it is completed, and has cooled down. When it is no longer hot, and the rotten egg smell has subsided, this will indicate the end of the event. Any liquid present will have turned into a gas, and corrosion may take place.
When a damaged battery needs to be handled, do not breathe the electrolyte in or allow it to come in contact with bare skin. Put on appropriate protective gear: Acid proof apron or lab coat, goggles or face shield, and acid proof rubber gloves.
Exploded Cell or Pack
Though it is unlikely that a lithium battery would explode, misuse and abusive conditions of the battery could lead to this rare event.
Fires Involving Lithium Batteries
The internal contents of the cells are extremely hazardous. If any fluid leaks, it is corrosive and very dangerous if it is inhaled. The following measures should be followed should a person become exposed to leaked electrolyte:
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