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2009


Battery handling into and at the installation site: Are you doing it right?

J. Allen Byrne



Most accidents that happen in stationary battery locations occur when batteries are being delivered, installed, replaced or removed. This paper examines the current battery handling techniques and problems, including transporting, moving and positioning batteries. Codes are examined to determine what is applicable. The lack of specific codes and standards is also highlighted and discussed. The paper offers possible and realistic solutions. Special attention is paid to personnel and equipment safety issues and code compliance.


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