The use of lithium batteries, cells and battery modules will increase sharply in all industrial applications in the coming years. It should be noted that damaged lithium-ion batteries are always dangerous goods during transport.
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Why do I need special storage for lithium-ion batteries?
A guide to what you really need to know when assessing and purchasing safe storage and charging systems for lithium-ion batteries. We cover why you need special, safe storage for lithium-ion batteries; what can cause lithium-ion battery fires; what you can do to protect your staff and business if you handle, charge and store lithium-ion batteries; and safer solutions for your storage and charging needs with lithium-ion batteries.
Mobile absorbent emergency kits: Tackle hazardous substance leaks quickly wherever they occur.
DENSORB® offers speed and flexibility when responding to emergency spills. These emergency response kits are designed to quickly and safely mop up and contain spills. They can be taken directly to the spill site and used at individual workstations, around machinery or service vehicles.
Charging lithium batteries: Do you know your duty of care?
Find out which duties of care are critical for you to observe when charging lithium batteries in order to increase safety in your business and avoid unnecessary complications in the event of an insurance claim.
PyroBubbles® is a granulate with a grain size of 0.5 - 5 mm, which mainly consists of Sicilium dioxide. They are not flammable, electrically insulating and have only a low thermal conductivity. This makes PyroBubbles® the ideal filling material for transport and storage boxes for lithium-ion batteries.
As a tested extinguishing agent, they can be used particularly well to combat liquid fires. The melting point is 900 ° C, then they form a closed layer around the source of the fire.
What regulations should I observe when transporting lithium-ion batteries?
Due to the high risk of fire and explosion, lithium-ion batteries are considered dangerous goods under international transport law and are subject to the regulations for transporting dangerous goods. Yes, after the transport route, the rules apply to air freight, sea freight or road transport.
What regulations must I observe when disposing of lithium-ion batteries?
Since 2009, dealers, manufacturers and waste disposal companies are obliged to take back empty or unwanted batteries. Likewise, consumers are subject to a return obligation. The above regulations apply to the transport there.
Lithium-ion batteries can be recycled metallurgically. This valuable material such as cobalt, nickel and copper are recovered. Overall, with proper recycling, almost 100% of the components of a lithium battery can be recycled.