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Mejdi Kammoun

Mejdi is a principal engineer who joined ABS in August 2019 as a Senior Engineer in the Ship Equipment Department. He conducted design reviews of life-critical systems, including manned underwater vehicles, launch and recovery systems, lifting appliances, PVHOs, pressure vessels, general cargo containers, MEGCs, and portable tanks. With eight years of battery-related experience, Mejdi is trained in both experimental and computational research. Mejdi received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Engineers School in Tunis, a Master's degree in Engineering in Computational Mechanics from the Tunisia Polytechnic School, and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston (TX, USA) Mejdi is now joining Corporate Technology as a part of the Machinery, Electrical and Systems Engineering Group in ABS Corporate Technology.


Fire safety requirements for use of lithium-ion batteries in the marine and offshore industries

This presentation will cover the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) requirements for the use of lithium-ion battery (LIB) systems as power sources and cargo. Additionally, it will focus on the main approaches to fire safety in LIB systems for marine applications, which include prevention, detection, containment, suppression and emergency response.