The manufacturing of lithium batteries takes place in ultra low humidity dry rooms which can range between small R&D lab environments to large scale mass production facilities.
Humidity creates big problems for lithium battery manufacturers because lithium reacts strongly with moisture. By controlling the air and moisture in the production facilities the negative reactions are being avoided and the battery manufacturers can guarantee their quality.
To avoid these moisture problems, producer dehumidification is being installed in the R&D Lab and production rooms. It means that the production rooms will be made into clean rooms where the ventilation is being mixed with return air and treated by the dehumidifier so that both temperature and humidity are being controlled by the same unit.
Tesla GigaFactoty - Germany ( Source: Tesla)
The market for lithium batteries has grown significantly in the last few years, and it is expected to grow much more while the Electric Vehicle Industry is going in a boomThe manufacturing process of lithium batteries demands one of the highest humidity controls in any market. It needs to be under 1% relative humidity for the lithium not to be affected. If it gets too humid in the production room the lithium can react with the humidity and transform into lithium hydroxide and hydrogen. Thus, both the quality, performance, and durability will deteriorate significantly if the lithium batteries come into contact with moisture. With that said, it is not possible to manufacture lithium without humidity control.
Lithium Battery Factory in China
To avoid these moisture problems, dehumidification is being installed in the production rooms. It means that the production rooms will be made into clean rooms where the ventilation is being mixed with return air and treated by the dehumidifier so that both temperature and humidity are being controlled by the same unit.
Tesla GigaFactory - Nevada (Source: Tesla)
Decker has the knowledge to do these installations in an efficient energy way. It means that for a lithium battery company, if they have a dehumidification installation from Decker they can guarantee their quality and durability on their products at the same time as they are being more energy-efficient.