Recommended Practice for Installation Design and Installation of Vented Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications
|Publication Date:||12 September 2002|
This recommended practice provides recommended design practices and procedures for storage, location, mounting, ventilation, instrumentation, preassembly, assembly, and charging of vented lead-acid batteries. Required safety practices are also included. This recommended practice is applicable to full float stationary applications where a battery charger normally maintains the battery fully charged and provides the direct current (dc) loads. However, specific applications, such as emergency lighting units, semiportable equipment, and alternate energy applications, may have other appropriate practices that are beyond the scope of this recommended practice.
The portions of this recommended practice that specifically relate to personnel safety are mandatory instructions and are designated by the word shall; all other portions are recommended practices and are designated by the word should.
Sizing, maintenance, capacity testing, charging equipment, dry-charged cells, and consideration of other types of batteries are beyond the scope of this recommended practice.
This recommended practice is meant to provide organizations with criteria to be used for storage, location, mounting, ventilation, instrumentation, preassembly, assembly, and charging of vented lead-acid batteries.