43rd Eagle Picher / Yardney Division Battery Technology and Usage Class

May 22-23, 2018 - 8am to 5pm East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Current Topics:

  • Basic Electrochemistry
  • Design Parameters/Components
  • Battery System Design
  • Factors Affecting Performance
  • Comparison/Electrochemical Couples
  • Safety Mechanisms
  • Usage and Maintenance
  • Activation, Handling of Electrolyte
  • Charging/Discharging
  • BMS/Electronics
  • Failure Modes
  • Applications
  • Thermal Batteries

Course Description: Batteries are probably the least understood critical component in any power system. The knowledge and experience gained during this Class will enhance the end users' overall perception of batteries and familiarity with the unique attributes of Silver-Zinc and Lithium-ion batteries. The format emphasizes a "hands-on experience" with an emphasis on the practical, rather than theoretical aspects of battery technology. Each participant will build his/her own Silver-Zinc or Lithium-ion battery cell, and discharge it in the laboratory.

EaglePicher/Yardney Division has been a leader in Silver-Zinc battery technology since 1944 and has been involved on almost every major program where high energy-density batteries are required. With the acquisition of Whittaker's Primary Battery Power Sources Division, the expansion of Lithium-ion Battery technology and the acquisition of Alupower, Yardney continued to grow and diversify in all facets of battery technology, becoming a world-leader in advanced battery technology. Yardney was acquired by EaglePicher Technologies, LLC in 2014 and operates as a business unit of EaglePicher.

The Yardney Center of Excellence. Yardney is a leader in the advancement of high-power and high-energy rechargeable cell and battery designs. Our R&D capabilities allow us to continually push the boundaries of performance and safety in our quest for improvement. Located in East Greenwich, RI, the Tech Center is home to 35 engineers and scientists who maintain close collaborations with research universities and startup companies in the “Northeast Battery Technology Corridor,” which also includes Navy research and government technology centers. We contribute our expertise in mission-enabling new products for defense, aviation, UAVs, space, and directed energy system/weapons applications.

Registration and Fees: $500.00 includes all required materials, notebooks, daily luncheons and dinner on the first night. (Space is limited)

Accommodations: A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the SpringHill Suites at the special rate of /night plus applicable taxes. Click the below link to reserve your room. The deadline for booking is 5/1/18.

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EaglePicher is not responsible for any hotel cancellation charges, penalties, or billing discrepancies. The nearest airport is T.F. Green (PVD) (a 15 minute drive on Interstate 95).

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for engineers, scientists, technicians or others involved in the selection, activation, handling, testing, maintenance and installation of high energy-density batteries.


Alex Karpinski - Class Director
Dr. Rob Gitzendanner – Battery Applications, Considerations & Requirements
Dr. Mario Destephen - Lithium Primary Technology & Products
Frank Puglia - Li-ion Technology & Products
Alex Buonanno - Li-ion Safety
Stu Santee - Li-ion Design & Performance
Susan Russell - Silver Batteries (Secondary)
Jim Dick - Silver Technology (Primary)
Dharmesh Bhakta – Thermal Batteries
Dr. Arthur Dobley – Emerging Chemistries

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, Yardney Division
2000 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818-1530
Tel: 401-471.6580, ext. 314
Fax: 401.471.6599
Email: lois.kisch@eaglepicher.com