Presentation Title:

Powering Up EV Battery Plants: 5 Considerations for Engineering System Design

Track H: Decarbonization and Electrification

Session H3: EVs and Transportation

Day 3  10:00 am

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Abstract:

In the realm of electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plants, the need for speed and the rigidity of fixed project completion dates inevitably gives rise to aggressive and challenging timelines. Transforming these tight timelines into a reality demands meticulous attention to detail on behalf of the design team. Before delving into the intricate design of infrastructure and engineering systems, teams must first set a solid foundation for success. Furthermore, the team’s understanding of an owner’s needs for specific spaces and areas processes allows the team to design systems which maximize flexibility but also eliminate potential failure and downtime.

During this presentation, engineers will explore five key considerations for a holistic engineering system design learned while working on projects for premier automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturers. The session will highlight how:

-Identifying owner expectations early creates a clear project roadmap;

-Planning for all spaces within a facility eliminates design and construction bottlenecks;

-Anticipating future growth safeguards precision manufacturing equipment;

-Incorporating “soft landing” strategies and investing in redundancy minimizes risk;

-Commissioning leads to cost savings and enhanced energy efficiency.