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GUIDE FOR USE OF LITHIUM BATTERIES IN THE MARINE AND OFFSHORE INDUSTRIES
|Publication Date:||1 February 2020|
Lithium battery types covered by this Guide include lithium-ion, lithium-alloy, lithium metal, and lithium polymer types.
For requirements related to conventional battery types, please refer to 4-8-3/5.9 of the Marine Vessel Rules or 4-3-3/3.7 of the MOU Rules.
For requirements related to the use of batteries in underwater vehicles, please refer to 10/11 of the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities.
Battery technology is a field that is continuously evolving with respect to battery chemistries and designs. Alternative battery technologies and arrangements may be considered provided it can be shown, through either satisfactory service experience or a systematic analysis based on sound engineering principles, to meet the overall safety standards of this Guide and the ABS Rules.