Battery monitoring system

To maintain a submarine battery in good condition it is necessary to continuously monitor individual battery cells.

The Battery Monitoring System is a wireless system intended for measurements of voltage, acid level and acid temperature for all battery cells. The busbar voltage drop between two cells is also measured. The measurements are performed by Cell Probes fitted on each battery cell.

The Cell Probes are sending data wirelessly via a Probe Interface to the Interface Unit. There is one or two Probe Interface and one Interface Unit per battery compartment. Depending on customer requirements the Interface Unit can also include insulation monitoring and collection of external signals, e.g. for total battery voltage and current.

The Interface Unit communicate with the operator system to be used. This operator system could be a Ships Control and Monitoring System or a dedicated Battery Monitoring Computer. It is also possible to connect a PC directly to the Interface Unit for service and maintenance of the system.

The main features are:

  • Low maintenance
  • Reduce cabling
  • Reduced Mean time to repair (MTTR)
  • Simplified service/repair work
General Technical Data
  • Cell voltage 1.5 < U < 3.0 V
  • Voltage measurement accuracy ± 5mV
  • Busbar voltage drop accuracy ± 5mV
  • Electrolyte level range 105 mm
  • Electrolyte level accuracy ± 5 mm
  • Temperature range 0 - 60°C
  • Temp. measurement accuracy ± 1°C
  • Power consumption 0.5W
  • Degree of protection IP67
  • ATEX classification II 1/2G Ex e ib
    mb IIC T4 Ga/Gb