INERIS places its experience and scientific and technical skills at the service of businesses, local governments and Administrations so as to guide them in their activities related to health and environmental safety and protection. This support is evidenced, in particular, by providing study and advisory services.

Safety of batteries and electrochemical storage

The development of new technologies and energies rises numerous questions in the field of safety. Electrochemical energy storage systems, of which the use is developing quickly, is not an exception to this rule. These systems are used for stationary or mobile applications, the most well-known of which is probably the battery of electric vehicles.

INERIS has all of the most powerful testing means necessary to determine the risks pertaining to the use, transportation, storage, and recycling of batteries and electrochemical storage, according to the recognized benchmarks: US USABC, FreedomCAR, NF EN 62281:200, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (UN), ELLICERT, particularly thanks to the technological innovation STEEVE Safety platform and our fire tunnel.

Our facilities reproduce severe conditions to which batteries and electrochemical storages could be exposed and implements standardised and non-standardised experimental protocols to determine their behaviour and the means of intervention, prevention and protection to be put into place against mechanical, electrical and thermal aggressions.

These adaptations can lead to a reliable and realistic evaluation of the specific hazards at a specific stage of their life cycle.

The large-scale abuse tests that we perform with analysis and treatment of smoke include:


These tests allow the determination of accurate data, such as: