Lithium Ion Battery Gas Detector Solutions

Lithium-ion battery production processes that require gas detection

•  Drying  •  EL filing  •  EOL testing  •  Battery Storage

li-ion battery gas detector

During the production of Li-ion batteries, processes use or generate gases, which can be combustible or toxic. Exceeding safe concentrations of these gases can put your people and equipment at risk. Protect your people and property by installing gas detection designed for lithium-ion battery manufacturing applications. Lithium ion battery gas detector, SD-2500 Series pictured.

Li-Ion Battery Testing

Gas Monitors for Electrode Manufacturing and Drying process

In the production of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, NMP is used as a solvent. NMP will only vaporize at high temperatures during the drying processes. As concentrations of NMP build up, the risk of explosion increases. An ideal location to detect NMP is within the exhaust duct. By utilizing direct insertion design into the exhaust duct, detection of NMP will be at the center of the duct and able to withstand high temperatures and high concentrations.

SD-2600
SD-2500

Concentration display
Explosion proof
0℃ ~ +160℃

Cell assembly – Electrolyte filing process

A variety of solvents are mixed in electrolytes, such as DMC, EMC, and DEC. These have the potential to explode if vaporized, so gas detectors are required.

M2A LELM2A (CSA)
IR HC 0r O2

Explosion Proof Sample Draw LEL Sensor

Model 1017
Sample Draw

Cell Finishing – Testing Process

Every Lithium-ion battery is required to pass a test without emitting gas in a harsh environment. Combustible gas and toxic gas may be generated from the battery in the evaluation test process. Gas concentration monitoring is essential to prevent ignition and poisoning accidents during the testing process. When the gas detector detects the target gas, it is necessary to take outside air from the intake / exhaust damper to reduce the gas concentration in the test equipment.

GD-70D Series front view

GD-70D
Concentration display
Sample Draw

Battery Storage

Lithium ion battery gas detector case studies

Since the birth of the lithium-ion battery, RIKEN KEIKI’s gas detectors have kept pace with technological innovation and have been used by many customers.

Continuous measurement enabled productivity improvement and cost reduction.

Continuous measurement of solvent is essential for the separator manufacturing. Accuracy and maintenance free (no sensor replacement!) FI-900 was our choice after the consultation with Riken.

Frequent Sensor Sensitivity Deterioration.

After consulting with RIKEN Keiki with investigation, it was found that the cause was the silicon contained in the packing of the machine was melted into the gas. We replaced with the SD-2500 which has resistance against silicon which can damage the sensor. We were able to detect the NMP gas which has risk of causing huge damage to the factory as well as maintaining our safety.

NMP is collected and reused in the drying process.

If the concentration of NMP rises, there is a danger of explosion. SD-2500 is a direct duct insertion type, and the gas sensor can be placed to the center of the duct where the highest gas concentration. In addition, the explosion-proof design is capable to measure in high temperatures where NMP vaporized environment. Provides us a confidence to keep our safety.

SD-2600 is an ideal product for coating and drying process, close to 200℃

The SD-2600 Gas Detector is design for use in high temperature environments up to 200℃, while measuring NMP with high accuracy and reliability.
Ensuring safety was our goal and product can be installed in the high temperature.

Suitable detector for low concentration gas.

We needed gas detector possible to measure PPM level for combustible and toxic gas at electrolyte filling process. Riken was able to adjust the range according to our request.

RKI Riken KeikiAbout RKI Instruments, Inc.

In partnership with Riken Keiki, RKI offers gas detection solutions for all production processes of Li-ion battery manufacturing, which are typically high temperature environments. By utilizing direct insertion and heat resistant gas detection technology, accurate gas monitoring can be achieved in high temperature conditions often required by coating and drying processes.

Riken Keiki, a leading manufacturer of gas detectors with its own sensing technology for more than 80 years, has been involved in the research and manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries since the early stage of development. Over 10,000 gas detectors are in operation at the lithium-ion battery production sites around the world.