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How to Safely Transport Valen Lithium Phosphate Batteries via Road Freight

This entry was posted on 16/09/2020 04:30:24 PM by Valen

How to Safely Transport Valen Lithium Phosphate via Road Freight


We've all seen the news articles saying Lithium batteries aren't safe for transport, Lithium batteries are dangerous.

Sure, that may be true for some Lithium batteries, but not Valen's ENLiFEN Lithium range. Our batteries are not a dangerous good and are safe for road transport as long as it's done correctly. 

What is the safest way to transport Lithium batteries? 

In this blog, the team at Valen briefly cover a question that regularly gets asked by our clients. 

 

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Which brand of Lithium battery are you transporting?

The first step of transporting Lithium batteries is to ascertain if the brand and type of Lithium battery you are transporting are classified as Dangerous Goods. 

Ranges such as the Valen ENLiFEN battery, UN38.8 approved and therefore not recognised as dangerous goods. If they are marked as dangerous goods, totally different handing and transportation procedures are required. 

 

Packaging

It is essential to ensure that adequate packaging is used to protect the Lithium battery and prevent any puncturing or damage of the Lithium battery case as this can be extremely detrimental. 

The terminals must be insulated or covered by a non-conductive material (such as electrical tape) to prevent short-circuiting during transportation. 

They should be packed so they are unable to move during transport.

A current Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is required with the transport of Lithium batteries. 

Different regulations apply to the air freighting of Lithium batteries. Your manufacturer will be able to cover these for you. 

 

Want to know more about Lithium battery technologies?

Do you need advice choosing the right battery technology for your next project? The team at Valen are ready to help!

We have extensive experience in many different battery technologies within many applications. Talk to one of our friendly battery experts today, click here to get in touch

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